Valuable to others, or only you?
When I’m hot, it’s hard for me to imagine that others in the room are cold. I think it really is hot, not that it’s hot only for me. It feels like fact, not opinion.
Derek Sivers´ opening for his article “valuable to others, or only you?”
Even thought his article is mostly about art and for example music it´s easily transferable to business. His message in this opening or whole article is actually absolutely essentiell for business. Our product, our service or our shop have not to be like we want them to, they have to be like the customers want them to!
Saying NO and Staying Happy
This one is gonna be short but important.
Stacey Hall made a short article on Delivering Happiness about saying “no”.
I often wished for a way to say ‘no’ in a nice way.
One day, I got my wish. I made a request of someone else…and they replied with:
‘Thank you, but that doesn’t work for me.’
I loved that answer!
No explanations, no excuses, no apologies… just a clear, complete, and polite response that she would not be able to accept my request.
Functions of an Entrepreneur
Stefan Merath´s book “Der Weg zum erfolgreichen Unternehmer” (German version) is about becoming momentum with your business and being a successful entrepreneur.
In the very first beginning of the book he points out what the actual goal or function of a business is.
It´s all about creating value for customers. Profits, sales, customer satisfaction and growth are actually only consequences of creating value for customers.
How to Create a $4,000 Per Month Muse in 5 Days
This one is just a quick info. Tim Ferriss shares an article by Noah Karan about how to create immediate cashflow. The whole article is written as a kind of a timeline and “how to” at the same time.
Noah talks about using Alibaba, doing number crunching, handling competition, writing mailings, doing networking and advertising.
Absolutely well presented facts and strategies to get going. No summary needed – just enjoy this practical case study.