I encountered some pretty interesting data recently. The lifetime earnings of the top one percent, top five percent and top ten percent. A surprise … [Read more...] about Lifetime Earnings Top One Percent Surprise
Has your small business stopped growing? I might know why. And more importantly, if it turns out the textbook answer I give is right, the answer … [Read more...] about Has Your Small Business Stopped Growing?
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Somebody asked me about building a small business Monte Carlo simulation worksheet. They’d seen the earlier blog post we’d done about stock market … [Read more...] about Small Business Monte Carlo Simulation
Last week, this blog discussed one of the important small business insights from Bhu Srinivasan’s excellent book, Americana: A 400-year History of … [Read more...] about The Technology Entrepreneurship Intersection
Last month, while on vacation, I read Bhu Srinivasan’s excellent book, Americana: A 400-year History of American Capitalism. Srinivasan’s epic work … [Read more...] about Henry Ford and the Problem of Customer-ization
A few weeks ago, an old vendor we still buy a few items from called. And for an odd reason. They wanted help with a small business postmortem of their … [Read more...] about Small Business Postmortem: Funeral for a Friend
Peter Theil, in his provocative book Zero to One, talks about the power law dynamics you want to get “going” if you’re an entrepreneur working in … [Read more...] about Small Business Power Law Dynamics: Secret to Jacking Profitability?
Identifying good small business opportunities is tricky. You’ve got the folks (maybe your parents or spouse) who tell you you’re crazy to even … [Read more...] about Good Small Business Opportunities