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Stuck in San Francisco (Also: A Product Launch! Yeah!)

A funny thing happened on the way to San Francisco. I was headed down on a super-quick trip (just three hours!) to do some filming for a friend. I’d leave PDX in the morning and be back in the early evening. No big deal, right? Tuesday morning I grabbed my laptop bag and headed to…

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Win an $1,800 Scholarship to Adventure Capital

Four weeks ago, we launched Adventure Capital to a small group of beta members. We’re now gearing up to launch it more widely… next week! Wednesday, May 29 is the day when our initial group will be available to refer new members, and a few special partners will be writing about it as well. But…

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Beta Launch of Adventure Capital

Greetings, friends and readers. As promised last week, today is the beta launch of the first new business project I’ve produced in a long time. More than six months in the making, Adventure Capital is now available to a limited group of people who want to grow their small business in a big way. –>Check…

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Q&AA on Finding a Valuable Skill

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be touring India and then traveling elsewhere in the world. While I’m away, we’ll be publishing a new series of Questions and Attempted Answers (Q&AA) from readers. I’ll share my answer, and you’re invited to share an answer of your own as well. Today’s question comes from Jan, who…

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Q&AA: When to Let Go of an Unsuccessful Project

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be touring India and then traveling elsewhere in the world. While I’m away, we’ll be publishing a new series of Questions and Attempted Answers (Q&AA) from readers. I’ll share my answer, and you’re invited to share an answer of your own as well. Today’s question comes from Nicole, who…

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Lessons from Illustrating The $100 Startup

I’m back on the road to meet readers of The $100 Startup! After a summer break where I hosted WDS 2012 with a great team, traveled to Yemen and Congo, and began work on an upcoming business project, I’m glad to be hanging out with readers again and talking about freedom almost every night. If…

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The Decision to Go (Also known as “Now Is the Time!”)

Greetings, friends and readers. This week I’ll be in Milwaukee and Columbus, then flying over to London for the first international stop of the new tour. I hope to see many of you on the road! Dates and schedule here. *** Previous Updates in this Series: Convergence Skill Transformation Report from the Road Today I…

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Report from the Road

Greetings, friends and readers. I’ve been on the road for 10 days, meeting people in 7 cities and counting so far. We kicked things off in New York City with a great crowd. The next day I rode Amtrak up to Boston for a return visit to the Harvard Coop, where I was 18 months…

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Beginnings, Process, and the Calm Before the Storm

Greetings from East 42nd Street in New York City. I’m here to begin a new journey as The $100 Startup goes out to the world tomorrow. Here are a few notes on the early beginnings. *** It all started back in 2009. I had established the blog and began a new way of life: writing…

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A Two-Minute Book Trailer and The Story of Freedom

Over the past six months, my video mastermind Wes Wages has been traveling the country on behalf of The $100 Startup. Along the way he met with several of the people in the book to document their stories. It took a ton of work, but we have now pared down a few highlights from the…

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