Archive for April, 2011
Must I weigh my words?
In The Agony of Price, we saw that charging for what we sell can be a tricky affair.
I’d now like to explore the conflict between discrete and continuous goods (or services).
Half a Kitten
Discrete goods come in whole units – like cars, kittens, football tickets and DVDs.
Continuous goods come in measured [...]
Do you have hearth-and-home holidays?
As Easter and Anzac Day coincide, Fonnie’s taking three annual leave days for ten days off in a row.
We both sorely need this break, but we’re not going anywhere.
We’re spending our holiday at home.
How about you?
We’re so knackered from early starts, long days, big projects and weekend work, we need [...]
My medical short cut wasn’t.
It’s risky to ditch a trusted supplier for a cheap unknown.
I just learned this the hard way.
And have a scar to prove it.
Free & Easy
I was across town, visiting Dad.
My sore ankle wasn’t improving, so he suggested I see his doctor.
He liked this doctor because he was:
By contrast, my [...]
Remember our voucher discussion?
There’s been a development.
Last month this book hit my letterbox. The accompanying letter said:
Hey Paul, ever wished you had all the answers?
I wish this all the time, so I scanned the book. The production quality was high and the writing rather good. Ninety shiny pages addressed 105 questions, including:
Q13 What does an [...]
What’s your best time?
Thanks to MyCarBudget, last week’s discipline debate got me thinking about a kindred topic:
When do you do your best work?
Winston Churchill was notorious for grinding his staff to a paste.
They rocked up for work at the usual time.
He started late, napped in the arvo and went most of the night.
How do you curb your desires?
My tiler returned for an encore performance last week.
In chatting, he asked how I discipline myself to work from home.
My answer came easily enough, but it got me thinking more deeply:
Do we business owners approach self discipline in different ways?
I don’t really like television, apart from docos and [...]
You’re SO welcome!
We share many stories on this blog.
It’s so nice when one has a happy ending!
Previously on Small Business Owner …
In June 2009, I described my struggle to avert the Yellow Pages juggernaut.
Seems I wasn’t alone.
We thrilled as Steve@Sensis kindly (and bravely) fielded our questions and illuminated the path to freedom.