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By Chanpory Rith

The Anatomy of Determination

How do you predict success in a start-up? Not by intelligence, but determination.

7 Customs Stifling Marketing Creativity

Seven "sacred cows of marketing" challenged, starting with "all ideas are good ideas."

Finding New Challenges (and Saving)

Reading For a long time (about two years), I got in a rut of reading very generic horror and fantasy novels. I would go to the bookstore, pick out two or three, and blow through them in a week, enjoying the rush but completely forgetting about them within three days after finishing. This routine was fairly expensive.

Book review: The Art of Non-Conformity

When I learned Chris Guillebeau had written a book, I begged him for an advance copy. In person, Chris is charismatic with extra doses of magnetism, practicality, and kindness thrown into the mix.

From Freelancer to Thought Leader in 5 Easy Steps

Why would a freelancer want to establish herself as a thought leader in her industry or client niche? Well even for the most bashful of us, the day often (and quickly!) arrives when pushing hours for dollars or pounds just doesn’t quite cut it anymore. I’m not saying everyone will be interested in this path.

7 Must Read Success Lessons from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American philosopher, poet, lecturer, and essayist. Emerson is most noted for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.

Book Review: The Art of Non-Conformity

In June 2008, a Get Rich Slowly reader dropped me a line to see if I’d like to have lunch. “My name is Chris,” he said. “My wife Jolie and I will be visiting Portland next week. Do you have time to meet?” “Sure,” I replied. I was just beginning to meet colleagues and readers for lunch, a habit that has since become the best part of this job.

Never Let the Sun Catch You Sleeping: Why and How to Become an Early Riser

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. - Benjamin Franklin As a boy, waking up early was something I associated with being a man. I figured once you became a man, it was a rule that you had to wake up before sunrise. My dad would be up at 5:30 drinking his coffee and reading the paper.

Book Week at Get Rich Slowly

I’m exhausted, and I’ve barely lifted a finger all weekend. I spent the long holiday reading. First, I consumed the nearly 1000 pages of Lonesome Dove (which is our book group selection this month). I did nothing on Saturday but read about the adventures of Gus and Call, the blue pigs, and the cowboys.

A Frugal Weekend with Lots of Houseguests

Over the past few days, we’ve had a few houseguests. Wait, scratch that – a lot of houseguests. We had so many people visiting that people ate meals in shifts. Every bed was full, as was much of the available floor space. Amazingly, though, we managed to get through all meals here at our house – we didn’t eat out or have our guests eat out for any meal.

The Best of the Business Blogs: August 2010

At the start of every month, we’ll be rounding up the best posts from the business network of blogs and directing you to them.

Monitor and Speaker Desk Platform

Materials: 46-inch Ekby Jarpen and 4-inch Capita Description: Not too difficult to understand here but I wanted to get my monitor above my laptop and lift the monitor speakers off the desk level as well for better acoustics.

Reader Mailbag: Family Weekend

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Married couple getting started 2. Investing for 11 year olds 3. A debt and family mess 4. Dealing with discouragement 5. 457 or Roth IRA? 6. Fixing credit 7. No-knead bread 8. Cash-only budgeting 9.

Freelance Freedom #172: Page Count

The best of 'Lack'

Materials: Lack square table (55 x 55cms), Decoupage paper, 4/5 sheets of printed paper of your own choice. (I used printed flowers with a 'blow away' theme). Decoupage varnish/glue. Description: Cover the legs with the decoupage paper using the glue. Cut 4 equal squares of printed paper to cover the surface of the table and stick with glue.