Charlie Shrem went to prison. While he was there, he thought up a better way to move money behind bars. Now, he’s out and trying to sell his idea to international investors.
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The background, root causes and rough outline of the dotcom bubble. How it happened, why it happened and why it’s unlikely to happen again anytime soon.
"The actual path of a raindrop as it goes down the valley is unpredictable, but the general direction is inevitable," says digital visionary Kevin Kelly — and technology is much the same, driven by patterns that are surprising but inevitable. Over the next 20 years, he says, our penchant for making things smarter and smarter will have a profound impact on nearly everything we do. Kelly explores three trends in AI we need to understand in order to embrace it and steer its development. "The most popular AI product 20 years from now that everyone uses has not been invented yet," Kelly says. "That means that you’re not late."
This show kicks off what hopefully will be a 10-part mini series where we talk with other businesses that, like us, make money off the web. Some of them will be freemium SaaS (Software as a Service) like us, and some will be more tangentially related. Some will be bigger than us (probably most of them), and some will be smaller.
In this episode we’re talking to Ben Callahan and Rob Harr from Sparkbox about their experience running an agency - hiring employees, forecasting cash flow, diversifying income, how Sparkbox handles apprenticeships, and how they’re handling growth.
I’m warning you now, it’s a very different kind of episode of Unfinished Business this week as Rachel Andrew and I talk about our feelings on the referendum result for the UK to leave the EU. We talk about the issues that will affect us, you and our businesses in the coming months and years and what we’re already doing to help mitigate them.
How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones."
I know. I know! It’s been far too long since episode 117. But fret no more, Unfinished Business fans, we’re back and back for good, every two weeks with some brilliant guests and some good old fashioned conversations. This week, I’m joined by Sean Johnson and Drew McLellan to talk fat and fitness, cruises and coach trips.
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Andy Budd from Clearleft to discuss success and running a successful agency.
David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp, and best selling author, is joining us today on the Being Boss podcast to talk about finding the "golden egg" in your business and improving your odds to build something successful—not through over-glorified risks, but through sharing your knowledge, switching strategies once you’ve found what works for you, and remembering that time and patience can pay off in the end - big time.
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Topics discussed in this episode:
-The myth of taking huge risks in order to be an entrepreneur
-Sharing your knowledge to build your audience
-Routines, boundaries, and habits to do the work
-Sustaining success and keeping motivation in your current business
-Side hustles and passion projects
-Balancing being boss with "doing the work"
-Staying small vs. growing an agency
"The fact is, the majority of projects don’t turn out to be a full time thing. That doesn’t mean they’re bad." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast
"’You’re not a real entrepreneur unless you’re one step from being on the street’ is such an unnecessary myth." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast
"One of my biggest pet peeves is the notion that you have to pour it all in and you have to take maximum risk." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast
"Growing things from a seed and just a little bit of patience opens up a whole lot of other doors down the road." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast
"Strategies that make sense in the beginning are sometimes the opposite strategies that make sense later on." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast
"The strategies for getting a golden egg and for keeping a golden egg are often in direct opposition." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast
"Our secret weapon was that we were going to out-teach everyone else. We were going to share it all." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast
"Odds of breaking into the limelight just because you’re good are vanishingly small. You have to do the work." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast
"Building an audience is really hard work. You get one listener and one reader at a time." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast
"Stay as small as you can as long as you can. Most people don’t realize what they have until they lose it." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast
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EA098: Life of an Entrepreneur Architect with Marc Teer of BlackSpectacles.com [Podcast] — Entrepreneur Architect
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Have you ever considered following a dream other than a traditional practice in architecture? Do you have a passion that is burning inside? Maybe you have a great idea for a new business, but you are afraid to pursue it because of all the work it required to become a licensed architect? You don’t want to leave behind your dream of being an architect, for a new dream pursuing something else.
But, what if you did?
What if you pushed through that fear and took a new path? What if you allowed yourself to follow your passion and take your life in a new direction?
Our guest this week did just that.
He had an idea and followed his passion to create something amazing, something influential and beneficial to others. This week I invited the founder of BlackSpectacles.com, Marc Teer, to join me and talk about the Life of an Entrepreneur Architect on the EntreArchitect™ Podcast.
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Referenced in this Episode
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It (Amazon)
The Solopreneur Hour Podcast
It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be (Amazon)
Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite (Amazon)
American Institute of Architecture Students
Helmut Jahn – AIA Lifetime Achievement Award (video)
AIA ARE Prep
Bright Bright Great
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