Fancy stuffing a two-headed rat for fun?

We’re always on the lookout for interesting things to do, Joe and I. The other weekend we went to London… starting with a visit to my accountant.   Then in the evening I met up with a bunch of people from a mentoring group I’m in for a curry. The next night, though, we weren’t sure what to [...]

Magic socks that will make you move house

My mate lives in a rather nice little village in the Cotswolds, and the other day he posted something on the Book of Faces that made me chuckle.  It was a “WTF” post with a photo of a pair of socks… from an estate agent. Now, I’m a bit loathe to mock the estate agents [...]

You know it’s going to be one of those days when it takes you three goes to put your pants on. And you fall over. But I persevere: no going back to bed for me.  Anyway: I have a question for you. It’s one I’ve been thinking about for a while – and it’s a [...]

If you’re a commercial battery egg producer, you need to know how to sex chickens. You’re also a horrible human being, but that’s beside the point here.  Commercial egg producers must identify female chicks as soon as possible so they don’t waste food, money, and energy feeding unproductive male chicks. It’s horrible, but it makes [...]

Do you have bouncebackability?

Well, do ya? Do ya have bouncebackability? Or how about this – I read this in an email the other day and immediately loved it – are you unfuckwithable?  Two of my favourite words. Because if you want to run a successful business, you definitely need bouncebackability. If you put yourself out there, put your [...]

Money-making secrets of crazy entrepreneurs

Dennis M. Hope is a man with a daft plan. Well, he had a plan… now he has a booming business — a property company that’s been his sole income since 1995. His company is Moon Estates — and it’s just about the best business model I’ve ever heard of (apart from televangelism — that [...]

Yesterday I asked what you’re going to do to move you closer to that perfect business.  Unsurprisingly, I didn’t get nearly as many answers as I did to the “how would you know your business is perfect” question. I suspect this is because deep down, everyone knows that they’ll have to change the way they [...]

So what are you gonna do about it?

I had some great replies to my blog post yesterday, in which I asked: “If you came in on Monday morning to your office, and your business was suddenly perfect – how would you know?” Some of the answers people gave were pretty in-depth; others said simply something along the lines of: all the paperwork / [...]

How would you know?

Here’s a question for you – and I’d really like you to answer it, because I’m curious. Just leave a comment below, and tell me.   Imagine, while you’re at home this weekend, there was a miracle at your office… and when you go in on Monday morning your business is perfect… how would you know? [...]

Location location location

As we walked into the parlour, we had to brush the hanging cobwebs away like curtains. It was like walking into a Dickens novel. I half-expected to see Miss Havisham sitting in a chair in the corner…  But what I saw instead was a very dead rat. About the size of a small pony. And [...]

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