Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Happy 200th Birthday to Henry David Thoreau

on July 12, 2017 in Entrepreneurship,, Leadership, Nature

My post on today, “Happy 200th Birthday to Henry David Thoreau,” (the editors changed the headline) began Happy Birthday to Henry David Thoreau, a True Family Businessman The entrepreneur and supporter of self-reliance, simplicity, and small government was born 200 years ago. 200 years ago today, Henry David Thoreau was born. July is a big Thoreau month. On July 4, 1845 he moved to live by Walden Pond, pictured[…] Keep reading →

Entrepreneur Magazine quoted me on Nelson Mandela

on July 11, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Joshua Steimle quoted me today in Entrepreneur’s “11 Modern Leadership Lessons from History’s Masters: Helen Keller. Theodore Roosevelt. Ann Bradstreet. Nelson Mandela: Who inspired you?” I’m honored to be a member of an ensemble cast of authors, gurus, and influencers including Simon Sinek, Robert Cialdini, Marshall Goldsmith, Geoff Smart, Gretchen Rubin, Ryan Holiday, Leonard Kim, and more. I had recently finished reading Nelson Mandela’s autobiography when Joshua interviewed me, so[…] Keep reading →

SIDCHAs, self awareness, and “Do-ing”, are the path to entrepreneurship: The Tribe of Entrepreneurs podcast

on July 7, 2017 in Audio, Entrepreneurship

Soren Skovdahl Hansen hosts the Tribe of Entrepreneurs podcast. Soren asked thoughtful questions and got me to share about things I don’t always. I enjoyed the interview a lot. Listen to the podcast! Listen to the podcast! He is also thorough about posting resources we talked about. The show notes: Joshua helps put an end to shiny object syndrome and becoming who you want to be, but it requires that[…] Keep reading →

Patagonia founder acting on his values, even at the company’s expense. Still works out.

on June 26, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Nature

I rarely simply post someone else just talking, but my focus lately on motivating people to act on their values against comfort and convenience has resulted in such a desert that the video below was too refreshing not to share. No one I talk to considers avoiding one flight. No one who visits can stop bringing garbage. Yet this man keeps choosing actions that would appear to hurt his company,[…] Keep reading →

A simple, brazen way to make money in America that works

on June 16, 2017 in Entrepreneurship

Here is a simple, brazen way to make money in America that works. Find something that makes people feel good but is unhealthy or makes their life worse and market it as healthy. It works: Candies marketed as health food Sugary things in general Restaurants in general Olive oil Things marked “recyclable” Self-indulgent things Shopping unnecessarily Supplements SUVs Things like that. It makes us complacent and entitled.

Can you use my frequent flyer miles?

on June 13, 2017 in Entrepreneurship

I want to cancel my credit card. If I do, my frequent flyer miles will expire in 30 days. I want to cancel this month to avoid paying an annual fee (they waived it in the past and are only willing to waive half this year). I don’t plan to travel, so I can’t use them. They said I can’t redeem them for cash. They’re called Avios and work with[…] Keep reading →

The Conscious Millionaire: How to Develop Effective Leadership Skills

on June 9, 2017 in Audio, Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Podcast

J V Crum III hosts a podcast called the Conscious Millionaire. He helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs succeed. He also interviewed me and posted our conversation today. He and I have talked before and since and I like his mission and approach, which I’ve learned from. For example, he’s inspired me to include him in my Leadership and the Environment slide show for his using a diabetes diagnosis and vastly improve his[…] Keep reading →