One of the perks of running your own business is that you can make whatever business decisions you wish. Like travelling first class on the train without having to justify it to anyone.  This isn't just about self-indulgence, by the way. It's about arriving at your destination refreshed, rested, and ready to get to work. [...]

I was chatting with my friend the other day, after I sent an email about working for free. You remember – when I told you to moon anyone who tells you it'll be 'great exposure'? (You should, by the way. Moon them, I mean.)   I was talking about writers, photographers, designers, consultants... more 'businessy' [...]

The burning stupid of baggage claim

Airport baggage collections. They're surely one of Dante's lower levels of hell. Because they are filled with utter, utter idiots.  Here's what I propose: paint a perimeter around each baggage carousel with around 8–10 feet of clearance between the line and the carousel. Then put up a sign that says something along the lines of [...]

Brace yourself…

Brace yourself: the motivational New Year's bullshit is coming... "New Year, new me!" they'll declaim. "This year, everything will change and I'll be successful!" they'll declare. But I'm going to make a prediction: 99% of those declamations and declarations will never come to pass because New Year Resolutions simply don't work. Just making a resolution isn't [...]

December 25. Goodness. Where's this year gone? All of a sudden *whispers* it's Christmas. Yikes.  So, how has your business fared this year? Have you hit any of your goals? Have you made any goals? I only ask because most people set New Year Resolutions, or January goals, or other such stuff. It's normal. It's what most people [...]

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