Tag: business

Something Thoreau wrote on March 13, 1853

“All enterprises must be self-supporting, must pay for themselves. The great art of life is how to turn the surplus life of the soul into life for the body – that so the life be not a failure. For instance, a poet must sustain his body with his poetry. As is said of the merchants, in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred the life of men is a failure, and bankruptcy may be surely prophesied. You must get your living by loving. To be supported by the charity of friends or a government pension is to go into the almshouse. To inherit property is not to be born – is to be still-born rather.”

“Necessity is the mother of invention” seems to hold steadfast. But does need spawn creative destruction as well?

MG signing off (to break something and then attempt to fix it via trial and error)

2008 Will Be The Year of Business Networking

Solid reasoning from Bernard Lunn. As usual.

Google Introduces Hosted Site Search for Small Businesses

I saw this happening while I was putting a CSE together for these pages last night.

How Smart Are You?

Got a call a few weeks back asking for some advice about a business deal. It seems someone had done quite a bit of work on a project, only to get left on the sidelines once the real game started.

Every business person has experienced this at one time or another. You work your tail off on something, and just when you think the payday is near, the door gets closed in your face. What is important here is what you learn from it.

I heard a saying once:

“Smart people don’t make the same mistake twice; very smart people don’t make the same mistake three times.”