The 'Busy' Trap - NYTimes.com →
addicted to busyness
Seth's Blog: Quieting the lizard brain →
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The “renovator” CEO, someone who can step in and make the repairs necessary for...– Why Many CEOs Can’t Build Legacies Anymore - Thomas J. Saporito - Harvard Business Review
Money doesn’t change you; it reveals who you are when you no longer have to be...– Things I’ve Learned and Loved in 2008
Anything that we can do to reduce our distractions and dial down the background...– On Keeping It Simple :: Tips :: 99U
Life is struggle. —Karl Marx– The Struggle // ben’s blog
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on...– John D. Rockefeller
You get to a point when you realise you are your own limitation. Then you...
EPOS systems are essential in business; some just hinder sales rather than help...
It’s actually hard to get people to work on stuff that’s really ambitious. It’s...– Ambitous vs Incremental | Om Malik
Caring for Your Introvert - Jonathan Rauch - The... →
A great article and really touches on the fact that many of us who are introverts often need to recharge the batteries as we exhaust our extrovert capacity.
Programming isn’t like digging trenches. The amount of work you get done...– Thread: Don’t slog away at the end of the day
Now that we are in March, you should have a pretty good view of how your Q1 is...– How Is Your Q1 Going? Feld Thoughts
Because sometimes, we fail. We fall short of the goal and and land on our faces....– You Must Ship | Goins, Writer
When you continue to raise the bar on what you do and how you do it, you matter– Seth’s Blog: You matter
If you’re a founding CEO, I believe that you are doing your company a disservice...– Expert of nothing
Everything is my fault | Derek Sivers →
Electrons or atoms? - The future of retail →
Great post by @garyturner on the recent events unfolding for HMV and the UK High Street.
Scaling a business in 2013 →
What I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Company →
Great post by Rand Fishkin
Sometimes its just better to leave the deal on the table and walk away, maybe...
The mythical work/life balance
Personally I really enjoy reading the posts of seomoz CEO Rand Fishkin, I find them full of insightful nuggets of information about scaling a business and the difficulties this can entail. One of my friends who runs a small business spoke about work/life balance recently and I was reminded of this piece of information. There’s no doubt my efficiency should be higher, my demands on my own time...
consulting, advising and board of directors →
Some great information in this piece. An interesting read on those growing businesses.
What’s The Most Difficult CEO Skill? Managing Your... →
Copyright Infringement & the world of IP →
Quick, simple and to the point, South West businessman Andrew Scott MD of Insight Data discusses the importance of copyright infringement, protecting your intellectual property and why you need to stay on the ball.
Press Pause Play and doing what you love
Having just finished watching “Press Pause Play” this evening on my Apple Tv and hearing some of the most respected artists, journalists and authors discuss how industries have changed, that everything has been made more simple to produce, develop and release - an age in which anyone with a camera phone can record a short film and release it on youtube or someone with basic skills can...
Programmer Time Translation Table →
Sadly this is extremely accurate. I think one small change would be for the “starting the development environment” sometimes xcode leaves a lot to be desired in that area.
Cardiff Tech Events in September →
I am a big fan of tech events and find they are too rare sometimes, I recently gave my 2nd Ignite talk in Cardiff a few weeks back and seeing how many more Tech events Cardiff has to offer is fantastic, I shall be attending a couple myself from this list.
Sublime Text 2 Code Folding →
I love sublime text, textmate 2 Im so so about, chocolat app is leading in the pack still though. The code folding feature is one I am still unsure about, here is a great little page about it in Sublime Text 2.
First, care →
One of my favourite posts from Merlin Mann of 43Folders fame, when it comes to focus, getting things done, work, first — care, intensely.
What It Feels Like When Your Company Is Bought for... →
The Facebook is the most important IPO to EVER hit... →
Law gets tough on data piracy (Insight Data Ltd) →
There is a real need now a days to keep on top of the laws with regards to data piracy or copyright issues - there are people who misuse data innocently, or generally to take the p*ss. This is an issue both employers and employees need to be more aware of.
Just because somebody tells you it cannot be done, does not mean you cannot do...
What motivates you to succeed (Part 1.)
I get asked a lot about what motivates me, not that I am particularly special in any sense, my narcissistic tendencies are just as much as any other self absorbed young - want to do well in life and confident individual (not arrogant arsehole as I get called - simply confident individual shall suffice). Money there is no doubt is the great motivator for most people, that or fame and recognition...
Clients From Hell: A Hardcopy Clients From Hell →
clientsfromhell: Do you ever find the internet a strange and frightening place? Have you begun to suspect the sexy singles in your area may not be as sincere as they seem? We’ve been quietly figuring out how to distill the entire Clients From Hell experience in an offline and portable format, easily digestible…
Tony Schwartz: The Myths of the Overworked...
How Bad Do You Want It? →
all men are created equal but some just work harder in the pre-season
The *REAL* secret to success
All men are created equal but some work harder in preseason I have had the pleasure of speaking to, getting to know and being friends with some incredibly hard working, inspirational and insightful people over the last few years. All of which have taught me something either on a personal level or business - sometimes both - below is a video from a very popular motivational speech of which helps to...
You will never achieve that
This year is going to be seen as a real movement for small to medium sized businesses I think, the last 2- 3 years has seen many companies fail and close their doors. It is true there has been an increase in “entrepreneurialism” (as its being reported) or better said - more people starting up their own small businesses in a hope to make a living and become financially stable after...
Things I have learnt in 24 years
Back in November I turned 24 - not the greatest in milestones I know, but for me an important one as I had set several goals for myself by this age. Some of which I have attained easily, others not so easy but still managed to grab onto. There are also goals I have yet to master or achieve as I wished. I have been lucky enough to enjoy a fruitful 24 years on this planet which has included a fair...
5 Things #Xfactor can teach you about business
The XFactor is one of those TV shows I cannot stand, yet I watch, not as much as most - in fact I just watch for the auditions and see the failures and which are chosen to go through. For a mind numbing show with an awful non talented group of people there have been a few things I think we can learn from such a show. XFactor is a business deal clean and simple - its a TV production designed to...
Five Tips For Building A Natural Link Building...
Link building is rarely an easy task, and it’s often tempting to rush and take short cuts; below are five tips which have been compiled to help build a natural link profile: Link building top five tips 1. Gain links from a variety of sources Putting “all your eggs in one basket” when link building only takes an unfriendly algorithm update to demolish all those painstaking months of work. Obtaining...
Being scared shitless
Some people fear turning 30, others think they are going to up and die at 40 - many fear the age of retirement - I myself (don’t ask me why) have always feared a certain age, its coming up in the next two weeks. In the run up to most birthdays and in particular this one I usually get rather reflective and think about life so far, achievements to date, failures, moments of joy and fear. In...