Got half an hour set aside to make some money today? Spend that half hour on Dangerous Dialogue. Word up: get yourself a cup of tea (or coffee if you're some kind of coffee-drinking jitterbug), or gin if that's your morning bag (I'm not judging). Then sit down, and watch this: It's 25 minutes [...]

Fancy a threesome with Dan Kennedy?

You, Dan Kennedy, and Jon McCulloch: getting down and dirty (and immensely profitable) in Cleveland. If your business is perfect and you're making all the money you could ever wish for, hit exit.  But if you're fed up of never quite doing as well as you might, of never quite being in the position of [...]

“The tendency for entropy to increase in isolated systems is expressed in the second law of thermodynamics -- perhaps the most pessimistic and amoral formulation in all human thought.”  Greg Hill and Kerry Thornley put it rather poetically in their 1965 Principia Discordia. Everything tends to chaos. I’m not merely being nihilistic, here; I’m being [...]

Everybody was kung fu fighting

I feel a bit odd today. Like I've passed some kind of event horizon, and I'm not sure what happens next.  It's the week after last week – obviously – but last Friday was my two-day workshop. My first live workshop. And I spent the several weeks in the run-up to it flipping out. Not [...]

Stockpiling eggs

At The Dingle, we have three chickens: Granny Featherwax, Nanny Egg, and Amelia Eggheart. For the past couple of weeks, we've been getting two eggs a day, rather than three. We figured it was just because the weather is getting colder, and perhaps they weren't all laying every day. We were wrong. This is why [...]

What about the first $4 million?

“It’s the only reason Richard Koch, the 80/20 godfather, can work an hour a day and build a net worth of $330 million over 25 years (starting with just $4 million).” I read that in an email the other day, I can't remember from whom. One of the newsletters I subscribe to about 80/20, I [...]

Have you ever cut your prices in response to your competitors doing so? Or thought that you could cut prices and make up for it with volume? I’m going to show you why that’s a really, horrifyingly, amazingly dangerous thing to do to yourself and your business. Are you sitting down? Good. Okay, now imagine [...]

Every now and then, I see something that blows my mind. Sometimes it's something in nature. Other times it's a discovery humanity has made. Yet other times, it's the stuff that humans are capable of doing. Beautiful stuff. Wondrous art. Here's the latest wonder. A painting of Van Gogh's Starry Night (one of my favourite [...]

You are NOT the hired help

This is a public service announcement: you are not the "hired help".  I've a friend called Stewart; we're in the same mastermind group. He's an abrasive Scotsman who helps those who sell alcohol to obtain and retain their licence. And, like all sensible business owners, he has an email list and he emails it almost [...]

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