The Pixar Challenge

“Good artists borrow, great artists steal,” is a motto Steve Jobs lived by. As a business owner, I see myself as an artist because I’m creating something from nearly nothing. But artists still need inspiration. Filmmakers need a camera. Animators need a pencil or a computer. Sculptors need clay. And painters need landscapes or models.Continue reading “The Pixar Challenge”

Climbing Up the Corporate Christmas Tree

You’ve likely worked for bosses or managers who just don’t understand. I’m not talking about the inability to sympathize. I’m talking about a literal inability to understand the job they hired you to do because they haven’t done it themselves. Mostly that’s due to someone inheriting their position through a variety of different means. ThereContinue reading “Climbing Up the Corporate Christmas Tree”

Writers: Cut Out the Middle Man!

I came across this article by Chuck Sambuchino, “The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents.” With all due respect to all of the contributors of the article, I must call a time out. Since when did these agents’ opinions become the standard by which books are written? Who set them upContinue reading “Writers: Cut Out the Middle Man!”

What I’m Learning So Far As a Business Owner

The most common emotion I have as a brand new business owner is uncertainty. The next two emotions are fear and optimism. Somehow they go hand-in-hand. I’m beginning to think it’s going to be a long while before I know what I’m really doing. Until then I must be content flying by the seat ofContinue reading “What I’m Learning So Far As a Business Owner”

Endever Updates – Six Months Later

Wonderful news is happening over at Endever Publishing Studios! In case you’re unfamiliar with my publishing company, I founded it early this year because I was tired of the way traditional publishing companies operated. They recycle the same famous authors in their rotation rarely giving new authors a chance. Traditional publishers put more effort in promoting their ownContinue reading “Endever Updates – Six Months Later”

Cable Company Games

I just finished up a stint working for Time Warner Cable. Pretty soon, you’ll know them as Spectrum. Here’s a little background on that merger, and if you have Time Warner, the pieces will fall together, explaining why your bills have taken such drastic jumps, why your cable keeps cutting out for no logical reason, yourContinue reading “Cable Company Games”