One common criticism for writing your own code is, “don’t reinvent the wheel.” I disagree.
In case you didn’t know, Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, bought The Washington Post. I don’t have billions of dollars, so I can’t directly relate to that; I can, however, theorize. Why in the world would this internet giant buy a business in a dying industry?
Summary: he’s going to experiment.
Here’s what I would try.
How would the site operate? How would it make money? What would the job-seekers, the recruiters, the businesses be doing?
According to Entrepreneur.com, it helps to think differently if mash together topics that aren’t commonly related. These thoughts were also inspired by Jeff Jarvis and his wonderful book, “What Would Google Do?” – Check them out.
Shall we see where that road takes us?
Yes, let’s. Here are 50 unusual business pairings. continue reading
I found this great article on Entrepreneur.com, “How to Break the Mold and Be an Independent Thinker”
It’s great, and it’s worked for me so far.
This ended up much, much longer than I expected so I’ll post it in three different chunks, per the article’s main points.
Update: this generated a total of 50 questions. I wonder how many of them are any good. continue reading