Category Archives for Inspiration

Asana is to 2012 what Microsoft was to 1982

OK, I’ll admit it. I’m an Asana fanboy. I’ve used a bunch of stuff to track personal and professional projects over the years. David Allen’s GTD plug-in for Outlook back in the day. Basecamp. RememberTheMilk. Various story tracking apps. While … Continue reading

31. March 2012 by Jon
Categories: Disruption, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration | 7 comments

The Hardest Working People on the Planet

As entrepreneurs working hard is a given (if you want to be successful that is). Of course, there’s always a question of just what truly is working hard. I’ve found that most entrepreneurs, if compared to the average office worker … Continue reading

30. December 2009 by Jon
Categories: Entrepreneurship, Inspiration | 28 comments

Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.

There are two kinds of “quit” in this world. There’s the smart quit. The one where you know you’re not doing the right thing with your life. The kind of one David Allen did. The one that intuitively feels right … Continue reading

17. December 2009 by Jon
Categories: Entrepreneurship, Inspiration | 30 comments

Build your entrepreneurial confidence. Try these tips on for size.

Entrepreneurship is hard. You’re going to go through moments where you feel like you’re on top of the world. And then you’re going to experience moment when you think the world is going to come to an end. And often … Continue reading

20. November 2009 by Jon
Categories: Entrepreneurship, Inspiration | 13 comments

Is the problem you are solving really a problem?

OK, I’m going to get on my soapbox for a minute. Apologies have been offered in advance… Came across this article today about California (via Mark Suster and Michael Schneider) and the lousy state (no pun intended) that we’re in: … Continue reading

04. October 2009 by Jon
Categories: Entrepreneurship, Inspiration | 10 comments

Dream out loud. At high volume.

The only limits are the limits of our imagination. Dream up the kind of world you want to live in. Dream out loud. At high volume. That’s what we do for a living. -Bono before “I Still Haven’t Found What … Continue reading

29. June 2009 by Jon
Categories: Inspiration | 3 comments

Umair Haque on Authentic Value

If I could have one wish today it would be that everyone would watch this (less than 4 minute) video and ask themselves an all-important question: “Am I creating authentic value?” In other words, is what I’m doing with my … Continue reading

27. June 2009 by Jon
Categories: Entrepreneurship, Inspiration | 1 comment

The 5 Things I’d Tell My 21 Year Old Entrepreneurial Self

12 years ago I set out on my first foray into the world of entrepreneurship. The company was called MCSETutor.com (we later changed the name to the equally obtuse 2000Tutor.com) and while it wasn’t a huge success by dot com … Continue reading

24. April 2009 by Jon
Categories: Entrepreneurship, Inspiration | 240 comments

My advice to young entrepreneurs

I mentor a few younger entrepreneurs. A little while ago two of them (co-founders in the same company) emailed me sharing with me the ups and downs of the last six months. Here was my response. Since it doesn’t reveal … Continue reading

12. March 2009 by Jon
Categories: Entrepreneurship, Inspiration | 35 comments

Let’s Go

It’s the 2nd of March, 2009.  The Dow is under 7,000 for the first time since 1997.  Fear seems like it’s gripping just about everyone these days.  From old people too scared to leave shitty jobs to young people with … Continue reading

02. March 2009 by Jon
Categories: Entrepreneurship, Inspiration | 20 comments