Guy Kawasaki has an interesting formula to value a start-up: “For every full-time engineer, add $500 000. For every full-time MBA, subtract $250 000.” The statement raises an interesting point, do the highly analytical skills offered through an MBA actually hinder the creative process needed for entrepreneurship? And an even broader question: does reading about […]
Is It Better to Read Books You Disagree With?
In the last two weeks I’ve been reading Friedrich Hayek’s, The Road to Serfdom. Hayek argues in this book that any form of collectivism (whether left or right) inevitably leads to a totalitarian state. My views are mostly libertarian, so I agree with almost all of the arguments Hayek presented. Reading through the book, however, […]
Energy Management Is More Important for Creative Work
There are two basic veins of thought when it comes to getting the most accomplished. The classic view is time management: keep lists, stay focused and organize your time effectively to get everything done. As a whole, time management works fairly well. However, it misses a couple key problems, such as: Why do you […]
Read More Than You Need to Know
Gathering ideas is cheap, implementing ideas is expensive. Reading a business book takes several hours over the course of a week. Starting a business takes thousands of hours over the course of years. Making ideas a reality is orders of magnitude more difficult than gathering creative ideas. This simple fact is the reason I’m a […]