Posts Tagged ‘Personal MBA’

Monday M.B.A.

Monday, March 27th, 2017

In the clip above, SUNY ESF grad and Philly designer Nate Hommel gives good advice about experimentation that is also essential to entrepreneurship. He visited for the Visioning Voices Community Speaker Series and Workshop.

Predictive Analytics

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Monday M.B.A. from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Lunchtime M.B.A.

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

If you get 45-minutes for lunch,or are on a short flight, read Anything You Want by Derek Sivers. I read this book today and will add it to our ongoing Personal M.B.A. reading list.  Anything… details the good, bad and unlikely in the world of entrepreneurship. These pearls of wisdom you could never get sitting in a lecture hall.

Weekdays with Hilby

Monday, September 6th, 2010


Sometimes the best entertainment at the New York State Fair is free.

From the first year I covered the Fair, I’ve enjoyed shows by juggler, acrobat, magician and street performer Michael Hilby.

Hilby at the 2010 New York State Fair

Hilby at the 2010 New York State Fair

The self-proclaimed skinny German juggles fire, balls,  and even carries a chainsaw.

Hilby always draws a crowd and always has a flair for the unordinary, punctuated with a comedian’s timing.

Hilby’s act, lasting about an hour, is worth one or two Grandstand performances (for about $50 dollars less).  He reminds me of an essay from The Big Moo that says, there are  three rules of life: 1) Your Attitude is Your Life; 2) Maximize Your Options; and 3) Don’t Let Seeds Stop You from Enjoying the Watermelon.

Hilby, juggling fire

Hilby, juggling fire

Personal M.B.A. (continued additions to the reading list)

Friday, December 26th, 2008

I started this on a previous post…

I read these books and feel they too should be on every business person’s reading list:

1) Reposition Yourself-T.D. Jakes

2) The E Myth Revisited-Michael E. Gerber

3) 32 Ways to be a Champion in Business-Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Personal M.B.A. (first in a series of lists)

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Here are a few books that should be on every business person’s reading list:

1) Let My People Go Surfing–Yvon Chouinard

2) True to Our Roots–Paul Dolan

3) How Did You Do it Truett or Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People–S. Truett Cathy

4) Talent is Never Enough or Thinking for a Change–John C. Maxwell

5) Take the Risk–Ben Carson, M.D.

6) Succeeding Against the Odds–John H. Johnson

7) The Big Moo or The Dip–Seth Godin