Posts Categorized: Biz Book Friday

The Arrears of Small Things

An excerpt from writer Samuel Butler’s Notebooks: The difficult and the unintelligible are only conceivable at all in virtue of their catching on to something less difficult and less unintelligible and, through this, to things easily done and understood. It is at these joints in their armour that difficulties should be attacked.Never tackle a serious… Read more »

Henry Ford on Startup Ambition: Are you in the 5%?

Every Friday, I share juicy excerpts and commentary from awesome business books. I read ‘em, so you don’t have to. (Just kidding. READ THE BOOKS. LEARNINGS!) That’s why I call it Biz Book Friday. Still working my way through my highlights from Henry Ford’s stellar autobiography (or really, autobizography), My Life and Work. (Previous posts… Read more »

Henry Ford on Selling Sex & (Not) Listening to Customers

Every Friday, I share juicy excerpts and commentary from awesome business books. I read ‘em, so you don’t have to. (Just kidding. READ THE BOOKS. LEARNINGS!) That’s why I call it Biz Book Friday. More Henry. Henry, Henry, Henry. Your autobiography is a page turner. Two weeks ago, I squee’d all over how awesome Henry… Read more »

Henry Ford on Bootstrapping, Funding, & Going Public

Every Friday, I share juicy excerpts and commentary from awesome business books. I read ‘em, so you don’t have to. (Just kidding. READ THE BOOKS. LEARNINGS!) That’s why I call it Biz Book Friday. Last week, I squee’d all over how awesome Henry Ford’s autobiography is. And I offered running commentary to the highlights I… Read more »

Henry Ford, the Bootstrapper (Biz Book Friday!)

Hey hey hey, it’s Biz Book Friday! the tradition is coming back. Oh, Henry. Henry Ford was inarguably one of the best entrepreneurs the country (and possibly the world) has ever seen. To wit, here’s Wikipedia’s stunning intro to Ford’s achievements: His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner… Read more »

Terry Pratchett’s Witches Mean Business — *Your* Business (Biz Book Friday)

Hello, and welcome to yet another Biz Book Friday! This one’s a bit late because I’m feeling under the weather. Hope you enjoy it nonetheless. There are, of course, many more to choose from — on, admittedly, more serious, actionable topics. Today I’m feeling philosophical. All my favorite authors are dyed-in-the-wool humanists. You get the… Read more »

Startups & Risk: Petting Puppies with Peter Drucker

It’s that time again! No, not turkey-stuffing-cranberry-yam-and-marshmallow sandwich time. No, not pepper-spray-your-fellow-Black-Friday-shoppers time. No, silly… it’s Biz Book Friday! Today, a little change of pace: Peter Drucker. And puppies. Who wants to start a business? You do! Who wants to pet a puppy? You do! So… which puppy do you pet? Well, that depends, I… Read more »

Startups are a Boy Band (Biz Book Friday!)

Welcome to Biz Book Fridays! I’ve got a whopper of a biz book habit and I’ll read ‘em so you don’t have to. I bring the juiciest morsels straight to you. Whoooo! After those 3 straight weeks of pricing, I thought we could ALL do with a little change of pace. And so this week… Read more »