“I mixed, I shaped, and I baked every single loaf of bread, but I didn’t have a lot of room to do it. We had to expand… I had to give up a lot of control over the baking process. That was difficult for me… I slowly realized that all of the joy and satisfaction … Continue reading The Size Of Success
If we focus on creating value, instead of making profit, the profit will take care of itself. We all need to feel like we are making progress, that we are moving forward and not backwards in life. In financial terms, progress means profit. This means that we are taking away from any business exchange more … Continue reading Create Value for Proft
“In order to scale, you have to do things that don’t scale.” —Reid Hoffman The goal should not be to sell what is popular, unless you have short term goals. The goal should be to own a category, to have a monopoly because your brand, experience, and product are so unique that there is no … Continue reading Different But Necessary
“Daddy, look at me. Look at this. Look at what I am doing. Look at what I did. Look at what I made. Look at what I made for you.” We ask our children to sit still, to be quiet, to focus, to listen, and to pay attention. We expect them to be mindful of … Continue reading Do We See Each Other?
“There is a limit to how much you can cut, but no limit to how much you can earn.” —Ramit Sethi Wooden swords (bokken) made by Trevor Higgins for Kogen Dojo, a project that required him to invest money in better equipment in order to streamline his process for greater output without sacrificing quality and … Continue reading Reduce Friction (Instead of Cutting Costs)