You Can’t Be An Expert At Everything

“When you split an S-corp equally between two owners, does each one bear half the responsibility for the taxes on profits?” my wife asked me this evening. “I think so, but I’m not sure.” “You don’t know?” “Nope. But Mark knows.” Mark is our CPA. “Shouldn’t you know this?” “Probably. Along with a thousand other […]

February 26th, 2015 | No Comments

Starting Over Again. Again.

I didn’t quit. I started again, and again, and again. Things worked out. Maybe they’ll work out for you as well.

February 6th, 2015 | 2 Comments

How to Become a Forbes Writer

Want to become a writer at Forbes? Here’s how I did it, and the tips I give to anyone who asks how they can too.

December 30th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Why Can’t I Get Any Good PR For My Startup?

As a writer for Forbes and other publications I get a lot of pitches from young entrepreneurs. The smarter entrepreneurs ask for advice rather than making a straightforward pitch. This is smart because I’m more likely to respond to a request for advice than a pitch. Most of the requests run something like this: “I am […]

November 26th, 2014 | No Comments

I’m Planning My Email Vacation

I’m planning my email vacation. No, it’s not a vacation from email, it’s a vacation for email.

November 20th, 2014 | No Comments

What It’s Really Like Flying Emirates Airlines Business Class

I’m in Dubai right now. I flew here on Emirates Airlines, Business Class, and I flew for free so I am in no way complaining–it was easily the best flight I’ve ever had. I just want to help you set your expectations straight in case you’re getting ready to flying Emirates Business Class for the first […]

November 5th, 2014 | 3 Comments

All The Good Ideas Are Taken

You want so badly to be an entrepreneur, but what can possibly be done that hasn’t already been done? Stop trying to solve your own problem by looking at solutions. Instead, solve other peoples’ problems. You can start with mine: I want a laptop, unlike my brand new Retina MacBook Pro, that has a screen that doesn’t […]

October 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment

How Do I Become A Successful Entrepreneur When I’m Young And Inexperienced?

Q: I understand the industry we are entering is far from a new concept, what are the top ways to quickly gain recognition as being innovative in everything your company does? How can a new start up find ways to quickly stand out, especially considering my partner and I are viewed as inexperienced? We are […]

October 9th, 2014 | No Comments

How Do I Say No When I Want To Say Yes?

I’ve got a problem, and it’s Michael Hyatt’s fault. I’m a big fan of Michael Hyatt and his book Platform. I’ve applied it over the past year and a half. It works. You should buy the book and read it. It will work for you, too. The book teaches you how to get your message out […]

August 21st, 2014 | 2 Comments

When Should You Give Up On Your Blog?

On 10 April, 2014 I asked the question Do Frequent Blog Posts Really Grow Traffic? I answered the question with my 23 May post Yes, More Frequent Blogging Really Does Increase Traffic, after blogging consistently, three times per week, for a month and a half. Traffic increased by over 50% as a result of that experiment. […]

July 24th, 2014 | No Comments