Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Business Start-Up Book in draft


The book on starting a business is done in first draft. I still need to add graphics, have it edited and proofread, choose a title and convert for publication as an e-book. Perhaps by March.

I discovered decades ago that questions are far more valuable than answers. The right answer to the wrong question is worthless. After working in and on startups for more than half a century, I know what the right questions are. The answers will be different for everyone. They have to be, because the startup is your business and no one else's.

There are four proven ways to get rich quick: 

Sell stuff:


 Create a Get Rich Quick Scam

Starting your own business probably won’t make you rich quick, and might not make you rich slowly, either. It will be the most difficult and rewarding thing you ever do, and is the best way to achieve socioeconomic mobility and realize the American dream.By answering a few dozen questions, you're on your way.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

As the Word Turns

I’m dealing with the normal pressure hydrocephalus as best I can, and am looking forward to surgery to restore most of my functionality and slow the degeneration. I’ve been able to get some work done on So, You Want to Start a Business and it’s nearly a third complete. The freelancing book is mostly unorganized notes right now, and I’m hoping to enlist a co-author.

I have to take a break from Did You Ever See Allegro? Because I need to re-read it from the beginning to catch up. I’ve got about thirty pages of notes for Volume Four in the Finding Series, and have outlined maybe a quarter of the first volume in a new series, Frankenbuzz Detective Agency. First book is a case involving a luxury yacht charter company and inexplicably dead passengers. It will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and aboard an assortment of luxury yacht charters by various people and groups.



The second new book explains how to use the multiple online job brokering boards to hire freelancers, or to offer your services as a freelancer. The existing literature is mostly "Do exactly what I did and make a lot of money with very little work." Those are no different from the television programs telling watchers to send the author money and learn the secrets of becoming wealthy with real estate.

There is little literature available on how to use the online job brokering boards to hire freelancers. What is available is hype about getting

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Non-Fiction Works


I've started two non-fiction books.

So You Want to Start a Business? is based on nearly forty years of starting businesses, and helping others do the same. There are basics that everybody needs, and help deciding what kind of business to start. You'll learn how to start your own online business selling products, as well as selling products from a physical location. Discover which new businesses are the most successful, the most profitable, and which have the highest failure rate along with the lowest profits. You'll also discover how to navigate starting a new services business.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The End is Near


It seems my writing days are numbered.

I will have brain surgery in January or February to improve a neurological disorder that is incurable. The recent diagnosis explains why I’ve been having so difficult a time completing books. I’m starting a new series, Frankenbuzz: Detectives, Not Mad Scientists. The first book, Sea Monsters, will be co-authored with Samantha Mason. There is no due date yet.

Part four of the Finding Series is partially-written and next on the list. I also want to complete Did You Ever See Allegro? It’s been three years to this point. I’m not certain I have enough time left to finish all three.