Buttered coffee, infographic research tips, the importance of LinkedIn profiles and what podcast to listen to next… all this and more covered on the show today.
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“Barrett got asked to go to Davos because of his LinkedIn profile!?”
3:30 How Bulletproof Coffee Shoots You in The Foot | The Healthy Home Economist — “Bulletproof coffee has become quite the fad of late with fans touting its use as a way to lose weight, shrink that spare tire, and have more energy.”
- The important bits for me are not the weight loss stuff, but, rather, the sleep stuff.
- We get into some coffee and vitamin stuff that’s been helpful for each of us.
13:00 Who’s coming to Davos 2015? — “Over 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2,500 other leaders from business and society will convene at the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, from 21 to 24 January 2015 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, to discuss The New Global Context.”
- Barrett is getting ready to go to Switzerland.
- How did he get to go to this, you ask? Well, it starts with “my LinkedIn profile…”
Meet the woman behind Intel’s new $300 million diversity initiative – Fortune — “Intel president Renée James is building a pipeline of female and other groups of underrepresented engineers and computer scientists.”
- Huge initiative from Intel.
- They believe this will be a business advantage for them.
21:00 Shades of Independence: Solopreneurs vs. Side-Giggers | MBO Partners — “Solopreneurs regularly work more than 15 hours a week, averaging 35+. SideGiggers regularly work less, averaging 11.”
- Tip: use google images to search for infographics about a topic. It’s nice to get actionable stats to include in your blog or book or whatever, even better to get the sources of those stats and follow up.
- Millennials are the most inclusive generation. Breakfast Club vs Glee. This ted talk was great.
27:00 Business ideas we love.
- Menguin — online tuxedo rental.
- YourWela — convenient access to free advice and financial tools. (interesting competitor for Wealth Front.)
- Home Automation in general for Corbett. Echobe, Dropcam (which he used to catch a theif). We mention The Smart Home Show.
- Sonos and Rdio are two of my favorites.
- Need is really fun to watch grow. They just launched their own brand, Foremost.
- ConvertKit by Nathan Barry.
- Smart Podcast Player by Pat Flynn and team is going to be fun to watch.
38:00 Ideas on what you could read next.
- Conscious Company Magazine — highlighting sustainable companies and practices.
- Running with a mind of meditation — Corbett’s been running a bit more.
- Lapham’s Quarterly Comedy issue — words and art around a topic.
- The Mirror Makers — the best history of advertising out there.
- What to do when it’s your turn by Seth Godin — a new book idea from Seth.
- Brother Journal — about the end to end process of how foods are made. (Chase and Corbett do a way over enthusiastic “mmmmmm.”)
50:00 Corbett’s move to Portland.
Lynda.com gets $186 million investment.
— Mark Suster (@msuster) January 14, 2015
58:00 Some things you may want to listen to.
- Reply All — 20m shows about the internet.
- 1-Day Business Breakthrough — Pat Flynn + Chris Ducker’s new venture.
- Three Records From Sundown | 99% Invisible — just one episode to listen to… it’s amazing.
The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business
Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.
One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.
These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide. Get the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Starting an Online Business here »