The Ten Commandments of Fake Steve Jobs

All hail Carleen Hawn because she has written a fabulously funny analysis of the management style of (Fake) Steve Jobs. It’s called the “Ten Commandments of Fake Steve Jobs” Never let people know where they stand. You don’t have to hire the best people. Only promote stupid people. Never tell people what is expected of [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:17:49+00:00 November 14th, 2007|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Management|Tags: |6 Comments

Two Free Conferences: Fake Steve Jobs and Personal Branding

My interview of Fake Steve Jobs, sponsored by LinkedIn, is tomorrow at 6:00 pm Pacific. If you want to attend in person, click here to register. UStream will also stream it live if can't attend in person. You can click here or return to this posting to watch this embedded player. Also, on November 8th [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:17:53+00:00 November 5th, 2007|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Events, Marketing and Sales|Tags: |11 Comments

Twitter News Service

Chris Brogan suggested that people be able to use Twitter to post news to Truemors. We listened to him, and my buddies at Electric Pulp made this possible even though they were really busy with Stephen Colbert. I call it “Twitter News Network” (TNN). Here’s how what you need to do: Follow the Twitter Truemors [...]

By | 2015-10-29T07:55:10+00:00 October 30th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff|Tags: |14 Comments

Social Entrepreneurship: Ten Questions with David Bornstein

David Bornstein is the author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas. He recently updated this book, and it’s now available for the first time in paperback. No less than Nelson Mandela said the book is “wonderfully hopeful and enlightening.” David is also the author of The Price [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:18:45+00:00 September 17th, 2007|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , |22 Comments

Are You an Egomaniac? Ten Questions with Steven Smith

Steven Smith has spent the past ten years exploring how great leaders use ego differently than everyone else—how they work, think, collaborate, and who they are. The result of his work is a book he co-authored with David Marcum called egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability). His work has been [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:18:58+00:00 September 5th, 2007|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |19 Comments

On the Other Hand: The Flip Side of Entrepreneurship by Glenn Kelman

This is a guest posting by Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin, a company that enables people to buy homes online. He offers a counterpoint to my posting about how easy it is to make millions of dollars with "user-generated, long-tail, Web 2.0, social-networking, open-source content." Last month, Guy called James Hong and Markus Frind heroes [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:40+00:00 August 1st, 2007|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , |66 Comments

Ten Questions with Moira Gunn: How Does an Internet Babe* Make the Leap to Biotech?

Moira Gunn hosts Tech Nation and its popular segment BioTech Nation, which airs weekly on over 200 public radio stations, on the NPR channels on Sirius Satellite Radio, internationally on American Forces Radio International, and to anyone, anywhere over the Internet. Originally a computer scientist and engineer, Moira started BioTech Nation rather unexpectedly in the [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:42+00:00 July 30th, 2007|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|Tags: |10 Comments

The Nine Best Story Lines for Marketing

Lois Kelly is the author of Beyond Buzz: The Next Generation of Word-of-Mouth Marketing. This is her explanation of the top nine types of stories that people like to talk about. If you’re pitching your company to investors, customers, partners, journalists, vendors, or employees and you don’t use at least one of these story lines, [...]

Bite Your Tongue: Eight More Ways To Improve Your Presentations

There was such a positive response to the speaking tips of Doug Lawrence (email) that I asked him for more stuff. Taking a cue from the fact that “Bite your tongue” was the most popular tip, here are more: Warm-up with a towel. Singers often have to get their chops “up” in their hotel rooms [...]

By | 2015-10-29T07:55:21+00:00 June 19th, 2007|Categories: Pitching and Presenting|Tags: , |27 Comments

Ten Questions With Penelope Trunk: Career Guidance for This Century

Penelope Trunk is the author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success. She is a career columnist at the Boston Globe and Yahoo Finance. Her syndicated column has run in more than 200 publications. Earlier, she was a software executive, and then she founded two companies. She has been through an IPO, an acquisition [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:20:59+00:00 May 15th, 2007|Categories: Human Capital|Tags: |55 Comments

Violin Monday

I grant you that I know very little about music. The most I can say is that my parents named me after Guy Lombardo (I consider myself lucky because they could have named me after Guy’s brother, and I would be “Carmen Kawasaki.”) That said, I declare this “Violin Monday” for two reasons: First, I [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:21:25+00:00 April 16th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff|Tags: |34 Comments

Ten Questions With Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and started his business career in an office he shared with his father. In August of 2006, Mr. Trump was voted by BusinessWeek magazine as “the world’s most competitive businessperson.” In New York City, the Trump signature is synonymous with the most prestigious [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:22:41+00:00 January 25th, 2007|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: |51 Comments

The Stickiness Aptitude Test (SAT) and Ten Questions with Chip and Dan Heath

My prediction for Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die is that it will join The Tipping Point and Built to Last as a must-read for business people. The book explains why some ideas stick and some don’t--and I’ve been on both sides of this equation. A warning though: If you read [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:22:56+00:00 January 9th, 2007|Categories: Books, Events, Innovation, Marketing and Sales|Tags: , , |47 Comments

Last Post of 2006

For the last post of 2006, here is a funny comment from The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs blog: The Days Before PodPhone Twas a few days past Christmas and all through the house, Vista was waiting to hear from your mouse. Jim Allchin retired and bought a nice Mac. He transferred his data and [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:23:09+00:00 December 31st, 2006|Categories: Apple|Tags: |13 Comments

Ten Questions with Polly LaBarre

Polly LaBarre is the co-author (with Bill Taylor) of the newly released book called Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win. The strategies, tactics, and advice in Mavericks at Work grew out of in-depth access to a collection of forward-looking companies. These maverick companies are attracting millions of customers, creating thousands [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:24:11+00:00 October 9th, 2006|Categories: Management|Tags: |32 Comments

“Why Smart People Do Dumb Things” (Like Not Backup Their Hard Disk)

A strong mind masks immaturity. —Dr. Mortimer Feinberg and John J. Tarrant How did you end your summer? A nice barbeque at the beach or maybe a quiet afternoon with the family? Mountain biking? Surfing? Bloggin? Playing in a hockey tournament? Go ahead: Ask me how my summer ended. On Saturday, September 2nd, I got [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:24:37+00:00 September 7th, 2006|Categories: Management|Tags: |87 Comments

Geek Week

Gadget Week never got rolling last week because I was on vacation in Santa Barbara, and it was difficult to recover from Career Week. :-) This blog is a potpourri of useful sites and cool gadgets. Iinnovate is a collection of audio interviews with David Kelley, founder of IDEO; Mark Leslie, founder of Veritas; and [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:24:49+00:00 August 30th, 2006|Categories: Cool Stuff|Tags: |18 Comments