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Category Archives: Business

A Smart Risk-Taker is Always Building Assets

Fellow Riskologist, The other day, I was in the middle of a small negotiation with a friend whose business I’m going to help for at least the next six months. It’s exciting work that’s right up my alley, but as we went over the terms of our agreement, something was leaving me just a little… Continue…

What is Risk? This Formula Will Explain Everything

Fellow Riskologist, I’m just starting to come back to life after two weeks with the flu. In between the fever-induced hallucinations and general mutterings of a mad man, it gave me the opportunity to think about risk in another light. Why did I get sick? Most people fall ill, get better, and hope it never… Continue…

How Many Times Can You Embarrass Yourself Today?

Fellow Riskologist, How many times can you embarrass yourself today? If something’s important to you, are you willing to set aside all the funny looks and remarks of disapproval you might get by making it a priority in your life? I ask for a very important reason. You see, the better able you are to… Continue…

You Get By With A Little Help From Yourself

Fellow Riskologist, When someone with a traditional job asks what it’s like to be self-employed, my favorite answer is: “It’s totally amazing, but my boss is an asshole.” The answer’s a joke, of course, but anyone who’s self-employed knows there’s a bit of truth to it. Going to work, most people are accustomed to showing… Continue…

If You Bet The Farm, Be Sure To Have More Farms

Fellow Riskologist, The other day, I was driving through a Native American reservation on the way home from a short weekend trip when I spotted a casino. Fancying a little blackjack, I stopped in to play a few hands. There was $100 in my wallet, but I only cashed in $20 for chips. The strategy?… Continue…

So I Have This Business Idea…

“So I have this business idea.” I hear that often. For one reason or another, most people I meet either run their own business already or want to someday. I understand the appeal—I’ve been there myself. The bad news is most people I talk to about their idea lack the motivation or determination to follow… Continue…