Art of the Start

Guy Kawasaki of Garage Technology Ventures has just published a great new book, The Art of the Start, that can help entrepreneurs skip all the time-wasting steps that most people tell you to take (like how many days and weeks do you and your staff need to agonize over getting your mission statement just perfect?) and get right into creating products and selling them to customers.

IE Blocks Download of Google Desktop Search

I'm trying to download the new Google Desktop search and got this message from Internet Explorer:

"To help protect your security, Internet Explorer blocked this site from downloading files to your computer. Click here for options."

I'm sure they aren't targeting Google specifically. I think I got an update recently from Microsoft that makes me approve any site that tries to download software. I can add them to a list of approved sites.

I just thought this was funny.

Press Releases and Strategy

I advise CEOs to personally craft their company strategy. My favorite way to do this is not to write a 20 page document that no one will ever read, but simply to make a list of all the press release headlines they hope to issue during the next two years. What key announcements do they hope to make? Partnerships? Key Hires? Revenue Growth Announcements? Funding Events?

You can do this in a few hours.

One exercise Stephen Covey uses is to have you write your own obituary--what do you hope is said about you when you pass on?--and then you try to live your life accordingly.

PRGuy.com

I think SearchGuy.com should rename itself PRGuy.com. These guys went public in May through a reverse merger and have a decent