In a recent post, "The End of Taxis," I extolled Uber—the elegant chauffeured automobile service you can call from a smartphone. In two-to-10 minutes, you will be picked up by a well-dressed driver in a spotless, roomy town car. He will deliver you to your destination and no money changes hands. The cost for this s-m-o-o-t-h service is roughly the same as a taxi. And you experience none of the grief (e.g., grungy car, no leg room and an unkempt driver yakking on a cellphone the whole way).
"I think maybe I would like to start a business." These 10 words are frequently uttered by newly-minted MBAs who have knowledge of business but no job. My advice: become a niche entrepreneur.
As long-time readers know, I am a fierce advocate of studying what others do and then "stealing smart."
Recently, I saw a photograph of a polar bear floating on a lonely hunk of ice in the Arctic, and the accompanying story told how these exquisite creatures will be doomed, victims of global warming. Sad.