Originally born in Japan to parents that were missionaries, Rev. Maria "Dancing Heart" Hoaglund is a very unique woman. As an experienced ex-hospice spiritual and bereavement counselor she has been able to take those...
Used books don't go away once they've been read once. They stick around for a long, long time and can make you lots of money.
If you think you’ve had your fair share of failures and bad luck in life then think again as you meet Simon Jameson - an entrepreneur that has not only failed once in business, but...
Millions of artists, entrepreneurs, crafters, and solopreneurs dream of making a living doing what they love. But turning their vision into a viable business plan can feel like trying to fit a square peg into...
Telegraph: This gem of a book tells the story of one life but illuminates in the process a swathe of history, writes Nicolette Jones Written by the curator of timekeeping at the Greenwich Observatory, it...
If you enjoyed my previous post, Washington Makes You Dirtier, you’ll love a book from Jeffrey Tucker called Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo. The book is about how the government makes everything...
How many times have you seen a product and thought, I know how to make that better? Or not seen a product and thought, How is it that no one has invented this yet? And...
Seth Godin’s new book, Poke the Box, is a short 84 page manifesto that will push you to get up and try something. If it fails, so what? Try something else. Godin...
Work Smarter: 350+ Online Resources Today's Top Entrepreneurs Use To Increase Productivity and Grow Their Business is free today on the Kindle. You know the type: the super-productive, super-on-top-of-things, super-successful people you read about online or...
Business owners, and their teams, often lose their way in the midst of the day-to-day stress of generating sales and profits. Suddenly, everyone becomes so focused on short-term goals that the entire organization loses sight...
Starting a Business: Learn What You Need in 2 Hours by Michael F. O'Keefe, Scott L. Girard, and Marc A. Price You have a brilliant idea and a pocketful of ambition. Now what? Do...
This sounds easy. I created an account on Createspace.com. They are owned by Amazon. Great customer service. You have any question at all you hit a button that says “Call Me” and within 30...
According to the Jason Wilson, the author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits, “The largest liquor companies in the world haven’t launched more than five hundred...
A few years back, marketing super-guru Tom Feltenstein in rewrote the book on high-impact marketing that works. Fast-forward to today and new technologies, more sophisticated consumers/competitors, and a whole new media landscape have changed all...
1718 — James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun. 1793 — Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 meters", at a height of 5-6 meters, during one of the first...
LA Times: In a sewer beneath Las Vegas, a lethal vixen named Abigail is locked in a mortal struggle an outlaw cowboy with ties to Greek gods. The scene, recently filmed over three days on...
Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, the co-authors of the immensely popular Freakonomics, are back with their third book in the series: Think Like a Freak. In it, rather than discussing what they think, they talk...
In the book Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West we learn that the name Fred Harvey was once ubiquitous in America. His...

Turning Junk into Gold

With no long-term plans and only a survivor’s instinct, Willis Johnson built multibillion-dollar auto auction company, Copart, from one modest junkyard. In his new book, Junk to Gold, Willis Johnson shares his story of success and...
At a small bookstore in New York City, if you’ve seen one book, you’ve seen them all, because the shop only sells one book, Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days With...