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Col. Littleton No. 9 Journal: The Near-Perfect Writing Companion

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Late in 2010, I began writing a journal every day, having abandoned the practice several years ago. Going full-time on Chiefist prompted  me to start again. As my friends know, I like, use and admire high quality products, preferring a nice fountain pen to a Bic any day. So I looked around for a nice journal, and found an outstanding one in the Col. Littleton No. 9 JournalRead the rest of this entry »


Written by Russell S.

February 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Review: Business Model Generation

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Knowing the recent developments at Chiefist, a friend recommended I read Business Model Generation, a book sitting idly on my Amazon Wish List for about eight months. With his prompting, I purchased it and read it across the past week.

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Written by Russell S.

February 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

BUILD’s 2011 Business Plan Competition

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After a year of work, today is the BUILD 2011 Business Plan Competition. It’s been a great, challenging and inspiring year working with the kids. I’ll blog more about lessons from BUILD soon, but today’s a great day for the team — the Body Oilers. Great job, you all!

Written by Russell S.

May 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm

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Scott Shane on Entrepreneurship Education

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Written by Russell S.

September 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm

“Fairness” and the Bush Tax Cuts — An Appeal to Political Philosophy

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By Guest Blogger Ryan Berg

Yesterday, I posted on the policy-side of the Bush tax cuts.  Today, let’s examine the philosophical issues involved with them—to wit, the idea of “fairness” and what constitutes the government’s definition of “rich.” Read the rest of this entry »

Business Plans

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Rosalind Resnick writes a good article on business plans in today’s Wall Street Journal. Bottom line, they force you to organize your thoughts about your business, and break up the work into manageable chunks. They discipline your thinking, or they should. And if you ever need to work with a bank for a loan, they will want to see a business plan. It will prove your seriousness about your business and your approach to it.

Written by Russell S.

March 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Immigration, Entrepreneurship and Policy

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Scott Shane writes a article worth reading on immigration and entrepreneurship. He argues that the small disparity between immigrant entrepreneurs and native-born entrepreneurs does not warrant policies designed to increase immigration as a way to spur American entrepreneurship.

This is the second article of Scott Shane I have posted. Both have contained original perspectives on data and their implications. That’s exactly the kind of thinking and writing I enjoy. I will keep an eye out for more of his writings.

Written by Russell S.

March 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm