#100Startup: Action Beats Planning

This week I’m blogging through Chris Guillebeau’s new book The $100 Startup and giving away a free signed copy! Find out how you can win » “Get started quickly and see what happens. There’s nothing wrong with planning, but you can spend a lifetime making a plan that never turns into action. In the battle [Read More…]

#100Startup: Passion + Usefulness = Success

This week I’m blogging through Chris Guillebeau’s new book The $100 Startup and giving away a free signed copy! Find out how you can enter to win » In the book, Chris Guillebeau talks about the “microbusiness revolution,” or people like him who are solopreneurs (entrepreneurs who work for themselves, usually have no employees, etc.). [Read More…]

Giveaway: “The $100 Startup” by Chris Guillebeau

This week I’m going to be giving away a free signed copy of Chris Guillebeau’s new book The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future! Chris Guillebeau is a solopreneur, meaning he’s been working for himself for a number of years, mostly as a [Read More…]

We Need More Missional Experiments

From Seth Godin’s blog yesterday: “Here’s what doesn’t work: hacking around and ignoring what doesn’t work. “Here’s what also doesn’t work: doing your best with your work and then dismissing the elements that don’t work as experiments. “The best experiments are experiments on purpose. They are done with rigor and intent. They are measured. They [Read More…]

Get Out of Big Boat Church and Into a Missional Life Raft!

Kathy Escobar, co-pastor of The Refuge in Colorado and leadership team member with TransFORM Network, had a great post yesterday about where she sees the Church in North America headed: “i think new forms of church will look a lot more like holey dinghies than cruise ships or pretty sail boats. “they will be rag-tag [Read More…]

Would You Wear a crippledJesus Necklace?

Cris and Philip Zimmermann are brothers in Germany, who have started a business called crippledJesus, based on the theological ideas probably best expressed by Teresa of Avila in her poem “Christ Has No Body.” In this short video, they explain the idea between the cross necklaces they are producing (with the help of handicapped workers) [Read More…]

How To: Start a Neo-Monastic Community

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a leading voice and practitioner in the new monasticism stream of the emerging missional church. Elsewhere here on Patheos today, he shared this simple advice on how to create a new neo-monastic community: “You can learn about community elsewhere. But you can only make it happen — you can only ever have [Read More…]

Missional Startups: Default State Is Failure

Chris Dixon, founder of Hunch and SiteAdvisor, writes, If you are starting a company and wondering why nothing good seems to happen unless you force it to happen, that’s because the world wants to stay the way it is. Customers, partners, and most of all incumbents don’t want to think hard, try new things, or [Read More…]