The concept of micro-apartments appears to be a viable concept working well in Connecticut. Innovative solutions are in order for individuals who may need less space and closer proximity to downtown areas.
Wisdom is key in all areas of life. There is no substitute for it. We must seek to apply it in every day of our lives. It’s one of the reasons why I am reading a different book each month this year. You can read my thoughts about the latest read Rework.
The web is also full of individuals sharing knowledge about many things. For today’s post I pulled together vital points from some filters you may know and not know around the topic of entrepreneurship. Here is what they had to say….
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What are some the points that stand out to you about being an entrepreneur?
I just finished reading 37 Signals from the founders of 37 Signals. Why? Well, it is one of my goals to read a different book each month this year. Also, I picked up a copy because I want to learn from successful entrepreneurs. Their path and ultimate progress to “shipping” their products.
It is unlike anything I have ever read or experienced in any workplace setting. I am almost certain it goes against the grain from the way most companies are run. The read suggests…
- People go home at 5
- Ignore common, repeated meetings for the sake of meeting
- Ignore resumes
- “Undo Competition”
- Hire when it hurts
- Get your product out there first
- Don’t imitate your competition (one of my favorites)
This video, as adequate as it is, doesn’t hit the spot for how passionate I am about impacting the community. However, I must say it does come close. Very close. I firmly believe that in order for our communities to improve and prosper there must be a stand of responsible people that will engage in the work to make a significant difference in the lives of others. Don’t get me wrong, there is an equal part to play in each of us.
My point is that many have the heart to do good, yet may lack the skill to get the work done. Or the may have the heart and the skill, yet lack the navigational skills to bring them to a place of contentment with where they want to be in life. We all have a journey to take in life. By no means have I arrived. I press to be all HE desires for me to be. What intrigues me about this video is the good work taking place to help individuals with microgrants. Not loans, grants. The grants come along with coaching and mentoring too.
The work of Microgrants looks like a tremendous example of social enterprise. For more information about this effort click here.
I continue my quest to make an impact in this I love- Jacksonville, FL.
I hope your day has been well. Just in case you needed more information about the JOBS Act that I posted about yesterday. Here is a clip from Bloomberg that will help to shed more light on the topic.