Monthly Archives: March 2015

Chaos for Fun and Profit

The Upside of Uncertainty

Ever heard of Dan Peña? He’s a quirky and fascinating man, a real life rags-to-riches bootstrap multi-millionaire who taught himself to build net worth by taking over huge corporations and either running them better or selling off the mismatched parts and reinvesting the new cash (which is basically the same thing).

Motivation Is Caring What Happens

Too Cool to Care

We were standing around, heads hanging, listening to the boss berate us for letting quality slide.

In my early twenties, I worked for a few years in a custom color photo lab where we developed film and made prints for professional photographers. When they shot product setups, weddings or formal portraits, they brought us the film for extra careful processing. And we had a good reputation, but lately we hadn’t been living up to our name.