Book: REWORK

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I picked up a book two days ago called “REWORK“. It was more of an impulse buy (although I really try not to do that too often).

David Heinemeyer Hansson inspired me when I saw and heard him on “This Week in Startup” and “The Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Series from Stanford University“. Check out the book, it’s very inspirational.

ASAP IS POISON
UNDERDO THE COMPETITION
MEETINGS ARE TOXIC
FIRE THE WORKAHOLICS / EMULATE DRUG DEALERS ( ;-) at Jason Calacanis )
PICK A FIGHT
PLANNING IS GUESSING
INSPIRATION IS PERISHABLE

Is Meat the By-Product of Bio-Diesel and the Fashion Industry?

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I found an article about a “Beef Bio-Diesel” Powered Train on mashable. I don’t think the economics really work. How many cows does it take to power the train? I assume this business model is fine, if we are using diesel trains anyways, and we can simply modify the trains to use less crude oil.

At which point does the meat become the by-product of bio-diesel though?

This brings me to another post published on ecouterre by Galahad Clark, the owner and director of Terra Plana. He talks about the fashion industry driving the cattle industry. Again, is meat the by-product of shoes and fashion?

I obviously am not an expert on this issue, but I encourage everyone to think about how everything ties in together.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you have any facts on this issue? Leave me a comment.

Book: Cashflow Quadrant

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I’m self-employed and I’ve tried myself at owning a business (at least at this point it’s “tried”). I’ve often wondered how did people get to become business owners or investors? What does it take? What are the real differences in mind sets?

I read “Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant” right after reading “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” – the last one I read in the “Rich Dad’s Series”, so no worries, I won’t report on any more books from Robert T. Kiyosaki. It shows in really easy ways, how people that are in the different parts of the quadrant think and act.

It was a real eye opener to me (just like “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”). This book is not a how-to, just an overview that will help you understand weather you even want to operate in a different “quadrant”. Maybe you are self-employed and would like to own a business. Many “self-employees” don’t understand the difference between the two.

Here are a few excerpts from the first few pages of the book:

“Because my rich dad had explained the Quadrant to me, I was better able to see the small differences that grew into large differences when measured over the years a person spends working.”

“Changing quadrants is often a change at the core of who you are, how you think, and how you look at the world.”

If you are serious about becoming a business owner and gaining financial freedom, do yourself the favor and buy this book. You can get it at Amazon for under $13, if you buy it used, you can even get it for less than a $1. This book is definitely worth your time and money.

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