Karen E. Klein – “Help for overworked Business Owners”

Entrepreneurs often hope to gain free time by starting their own businesses, but most find themselves working longer hours than ever. Financial guru Louis Barajas says simple organizational systems can help business owners regain balance in their lives.

(from Business Week — Smart Answers)

In this podcast episode “Help for overworked Business Owners”, I found some interesting material

If you quit your job to start a business, make sure it is really a business and not another job.

What’s the difference?

A job is something you do, and get paid for.

A business is something you own, and profits you.

Tom Peters – “Don’t do it unless it’s fun”

Don’t do it unless it’s fun.
Make it fun. (Always possible, per me.)
Make it fun for others. (Which makes it fun/more fun for you.)

Tom Peters

I’m not sure I had fun in my latest work assignment. That’s a pity because I spent days and nights working on it for the past two weeks. Life is short. I should stop wasting it like that.

J.R.R. Tolkien – “The Children of Hùrin”

Hador Goldenhead was a lord of the Edain and well-beloved by the Eldar.

By J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, Illustrated by Alan Lee

Very beautiful and yet very sad story.

Everything in the Tolkien universe sounds so coherent, so true. The action, the names, the places, everything is at the right place and nothing sounds odd. He is just my favorite writer.