Author Archives: CBPS

Sexism in tech: Why a startup founder had sex with an investor | Business Insider

Byron Katie, a great teacher, looks at the world as: “My business. Your business. And God’s business.” All I have control over is my business. No one else’s behavior falls under “my business.” I do control the choices I make and the boundaries I set. That is it. That is all we each have.

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Seven Steps to List Tour LA

Lydia List TourWe have had the privilege and pleasure of presenting our program, ‘Seven Steps to Success’ at the List Tour event in Los Angeles and San Diego  We look forward to presenting at again this coming September.

The ‘Seven Steps to Success’ is a practical, intuitive method that you can use to obtain any goal, but in the case of the List Tour, which is full of entrepreneurs, we focused the discussion on starting and growing a business.  The seven steps: idea, visualization, thoughts, actions, methods, friends and circumstances drive home the point that you can only do so much on your own and that the circumstances of success are brought to you by friends.  You attract these friends by your methods: how you will make your product or service, how you will attract your customer, how you will make your operations efficient.

The premise is that people follow people who know where they’re going; they invest in people who know what they are doing.

In both presentations, we were pleased by the energy and the depth of the questions.  ThePeter List Tour presentation will inspire you to start or continue your journey toward the freedom of business ownership.

LaTonya Washington, the founder and operator of the List Tour assembled a great group of presenters who delivered information and inspiration around a number of business topics.  It is a fun day full of valuable and immediately usable information.

We will be at the next List Tour event in Los Angeles.  If you are an entrepreneur or want to be one, you should not miss this event.

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Uber’s no good, very bad year: A timeline | PitchBook News

It’s been a tough year for Uber. The ridehailing giant was worth a reported $68 billion as of August 2016—but late last year, problems began piling on.

Source: Uber’s no good, very bad year: A timeline | PitchBook News

What Are You Going to do With A Half Million Dollars? | CBPS

Come to Find Yourself In Your Own Business this Thursday in Santa Ana!

Don’t Choose The Wrong Business!

Elizabeth and Paris Patt are fine art restorers were looking to change their line of work.  They came to see us about opening a coffee shop in Idyllwild, CA, but didn’t seem committed to the idea.  We suggested they work through the first two sections of Killer Business Plan and it was a real eye opener for them.

In the video above, they talk about their experience.

 

A Perfect Day | Peter Mehit

img_20170121_103120Come with me, if you will, to a place that was as full of love as you can imagine.  Set aside how you felt about the election or who you voted for and let me show you how great our country already is.

Going to protests is not something I do anymore, but my conscience kept nagging at me.  All week long I remembered saying to my daughters when they were young, “If you don’t like something, speak up.”  And here I was, unhappy and silent.

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This Just In: COLLEGE SHAKE DOWN

Shit is more expensive

Courtesy CB Insights

Everybody (except colleges) is complaining about the cost of a university education.  This graph makes it clear how bad it really is.

On the plus side, mobile apps and SaaS are making software affordable, and if you have any money left over after paying  for your education, childcare and healthcare, you can get a great deal on toys.

Millennials: 10 Things Old Farts Won’t Tell You About Entrepreneurship (Sixth in the series)

Rocks

6. Investors and The Rule of Rocks

Shark Tank has done a lot to raise the level of wishful thinking in America.  Many people believe that if you find the right ten slides, or the perfect 30 seconds, you’ll be able to extend your hand and a check will float from the ether and drop into the palm of your hand.

Oh, that this were true.

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Before I go | Stanford Medicine

Verb conjugation became muddled. Which was correct? “I am a neurosurgeon,” “I was a neurosurgeon,” “I had been a neurosurgeon before and will be again”? Graham Greene felt life was lived in the first 20 years and the remainder was just reflection. What tense was I living in?

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In Silicon Valley Now, It’s Almost Always Winner Takes All | The New Yorker

I want to focus on what Branson, a self-made billionaire, who is more often right than wrong, said about ride-sharing not being a “winner-takes-all” market. What Branson says is generally true for companies that sell analog products, such as packaged goods or soda, or analog services, such as air travel. Coke isn’t going to drive Pepsi out of business, and Toyota isn’t going to eliminate Honda.

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