“My stocks just dropped… should I sell?”

Stock prices go up and they go down. Since 2008, stock prices have fluctuated (sometimes wildly) and investors don’t always know what to do. The expert advice out there is mixed: Some wisdom says “Cut your losers and let your winners soar”, meaning that you should only hold stocks that are generally going up. Other […]

Fall in love with ‘no’ — Follow-up post

Recently, I wrote a post about why business owners and sales people (and especially financial advisors) should fall in love with no. You should go read the post but, to summarize, I suggested that “no” isn’t as bad as we tend to make it out to be and a bunch of “no’s” are just part […]

Business model: Affiliate

I occasionally blog about different business models so that people who are looking to start a business or extend their businesses are aware of their options. THE AFFILIATE BUSINESS MODEL In the affiliate business model, the business owner identifies a niche and establishes relationships with other businesses that serve that niche. Then the business owner […]

Financial reports would be more interesting if the cover looked like this

I used to own the well-known game Mastermind in this very famous box… … and was recently thinking about the game again. After a quick google search to see if I could find a copy of the box, I found this very entertaining article about the original box design (and a recently updated photo). Definitely […]

Improve your copywriting with Oren Klaff’s ‘Pitch Anything’

I’m in the middle of reading the book Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff. It’s a great book! Klaff has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture cap money during his career. Not surprisingly, he has honed his presentation skills into a science and in this book, he shares that science with his readers. As […]