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  1. Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit—And You Should Too - Harvard Business Online’s Bill Taylor

    Much linked-to article about an online shoe-selling firm and how it’s a great place to work. They offer new recruits $1000 to quit, in order to only keep people who are keen. (via Kottke)

  2. Blinksale | The easiest way to send invoices online

    Nice looking online invoice recording and sending app. I’m not busy enough to need it right now, but maybe one day… (via Ben Hammersley)

  3. Going Solo: Stowe Boyd - From The Far Side To The Dark Side: A Crash Course In Business Realities For Soloists. Strange Attractor: Picking out patterns in the chaos

    A guide to freelancing. A lot that bears no relation to my experience, but I think I’ve been lucky at making a go of it without much planning (so far). Still interesting and worth a read.

  4. The Personal MBA Manifesto: Mastering Business Through Self-Education (Recommended Business Books)

    First time I’ve thought “that looks awesome” about something MBA related. (via Cool Tools)

  5. Top Small Workplaces 2007 -

    Why fifteen small US companies are good places to work. (Haven’t got round to reading it yet though…) (via Kottke)

  6. Business lessons from the donut and coffee guy (

    A post from 2003 about a guy on a stand who lets customers make their own change.

  7. Company v Sole Trader > the tax comparison (£3,000 tax saving ?)

    Another comparison, with example figures for different levels of profit.

  8. Using a Company to Save Tax

    Very handy guide to the pros and cons of sole trader vs limited company. Better at explaining things than my accountant and well worth the cash.

  9. How Top Bloggers Earn Money

    I’m fascinated by people making decent amounts of money from this stuff, particularly when it happens almost accidentally. (via Daring Fireball)

  10. How to hire the best people you’ve ever worked with

    Interesting read, for if I’m ever in such a situation. From this you certainly shouldn’t hire me as a programmer. (via Daring Fireball)

  11. The Profit Calculator — New York Magazine

    Examples of where different companies’ profits come from. (via Kottke)

  12. What do you do when your success … sucks? (Skrentablog)

    A look at how Topix worked out why the site didn’t work and what they did about it. (via Haddock)

  13. John Sentamu: Face to faith | Guardian daily comment | Guardian Unlimited

    The Archbishop of York on how ethics are not the same as feelings, law, social norms or religion, and how ethics in business are important. Also, I hadn’t noticed comments on Guardian articles before (in tiny tiny text).

  14. Evhead: The Birth of Obvious Corp.

    I’ve thought this would be the way to go for some time: build a network of smallish, mutually-supporting websites, grow organically. (via Kottke)

  15. The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups

    I also love reading about how to have a successful (or unsuccessful) startup. (via Kottke)

  16. YouTube - skinnyCorp on CNN

    I had no idea Threadless was such big business — expecting $18-20 million in sales this year. Blimey. (via ChrisDodo)

  17. A List Apart: Articles: The Four-Day Week Challenge

    Excellent article on restricting the hours you work. “And then it hit me: there will always be more to do.” Realising this is a big step.

  18. My coffeehouse nightmare. By Michael Idov

    Why not to dream about running a coffeeshop.

  19. Mark Fletcher presentation at Startup SIG

    Long transcript of a talk on running a startup by the chap who started ONEList (which became eGroups then Yahoo! Groups) and Bloglines.

  20. O’Reilly Radar > Entrepreneurial Proverbs

    I’m a sucker for lists of start-up rules like this that I’ll probably never need. (via Boing Boing)

  21. The Popcorn Palace Economy - The thirsty moviegoer fuels the business. By Edward Jay Epstein

    On the balance of food/drink, movies and advertising in the profits of cinemas. (via Kottke)

  22. Full-time freelancing: 10 things learned in 180 days ~ Authentic Boredom

    A useful list of things to bear in mind if you’re thinking of, or already, freelancing. (via Tom Coates)

  23. Ideas Bazaar: Weblog: Goodbye…

    Simon Roberts on deciding to close his company, and what he’s learned.

  24. Suddenly, Those Solar Panels Don’t Look So 1970’s - New York Times

    I was thinking/hoping that solar energy companies must have bright futures. (via Annie)

  25. Little Nybbles of Development Wisdom

    Some handy tips about coding, systems and organising companies. (via Yoz)

  26. Anil Dash: Pay By The Hour

    How to tell if you’re not charging enough for your freelance work. I’m bad at this.

  27. Blinksale | The easiest way to send invoices online

    Nice Basecamp-esque web service with a meaningless name I’ll forget. So I’d better link to it. (via Foe)

  28. The economics of movie popcorn pricing (

    See my two comments… so I don’t lose those links again (the rest of the page is by weird popcorn-eating people).

  29. Josh Kaufman: Inside My Bald Head: The Personal MBA 40

    I love stuff like this, The Books You Must Read for any particular field. Business, in this case. (via Kottke)

  30. evhead: Running your company on web apps

    Includes a couple of web-hosted services I hadn’t come across before

  31. My business influences (

    Jason on companies with appealing business ethics.

  32. Blahgger: I Haven’t Forgotten, And We Will Never Forget.

    Steve Gedikian of Nullsoft on what it’s like to sell your little company to a big one.

  33. Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion

    Cabel Sasser on the story of developing Audion and the emergence of iTunes. A long but great read.

  34. Bowblog: World’s oldest company?

    In Japan there’s a 1,400 year old family-owned building firm.

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