It all started out when I saw many freshmen at UC Berkeley unable to get summer jobs.
I asked: How can I take advantage of people who are super smart but can’t get an internship?
I decided to create a local business consulting company. Why?
- I was around college kids all the time (I was in college myself).
- The kids wanted experience and something cool to put on their resume.
- I’ve always wanted my own army.
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At least half of the questions readers send me go something like this…
“I’ve been struggling to find a product for weeks now. Can you help me? How do you find products that make you money? Why can’t I find any profitable products!?”
And MY GOD! It’s getting old…
There’s nothing I hate more than seeing a recurring question come up. That means I’ve failed to answer something.
Luckily, I finally nailed the common thread in all the frustration.
This blog post will answer “Why can’t I find a good product to import” once and for all.
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If you have a boss, anyway.
Jobs are getting demolished like crazy. Yours is probably next.
Robots and software are making each worker amazingly productive. This has been happening forever. Ned Ludd is famous for smashing a couple stocking frames because they took his job. A bunch of people thought this was a good idea and so they also started bashing technology. Then they became Luddites. They were scared. They were professionals who became obsolete because of technology.
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Running a small business is a dream come true for a lot of people, but as business starts booming, burgeoning entrepreneurs find themselves face to face with a nightmare: the overwhelming volume of administrative tasks involved in working for yourself. To cope with this reality, many have considered hiring a virtual assistant to help manage some of the day-to-day operations of their business.
However, there’s still a lot of confusion about what a virtual assistant is and what he or she does for business professionals. To answer some of the questions you might and figure out if hiring a virtual assistant might be the right for you, check out the handy guide below.
Who should think about hiring a virtual assistant? [click to continue…]
I just finished his biography. Why didn’t I do that a year ago when I started it? Anyway, it rocked. This is news, right?
For a while after he died everybody wrote stories about him. I read as many words in those stories as were in the entire biography (I should have just finished the biography!). They were all trying to sell me on, “Hey, you’re a little like him, too. Maybe you’ll make the next Apple.” And so we all bought the magazines and said, “YES! Tell me how much like Steve Jobs I can be and why I will make the next Apple!”
They forgot something, though.
The next Steve Jobs isn’t going to [click to continue…]