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Link: "Everything I know about business in one minute." by Evan Troxel

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Here is some great advice for business and for life. It's a quick summary from a one minute long presentation by Bill Drenttel, but you should go to Michael Bierut's site and read the story behind the message because he has some great observations about the man and his text. Bill sounded like an amazing guy. 

These are the ten things he said:

  • Focusing on making a partnership work is more profitable than focusing on making money.
  • Love your employees more than you love your clients. 
  • The best new business is your current business.
  • Price projects by asking yourself what the client's lawyer would charge.
  • It's better to be hired for your work than for your price. 
  • When it comes to getting paid, the first of the month is better than the thirtieth. 
  • Making money off mechanicals, printing and computers turns your business into a commodity.
  • The books in your library are more important than the numbers on your balance sheet. 
  • In order to love your work, take vacations.
  • Power, in business, comes from sharing money and valuing love.

Summary: Love > Business

Link: Archispeak makes an appearance on the Business of Architecture Podcast by Evan Troxel

This is part one of the Archispeak crew on the Business of Architecture Podcast.  Part two will be out in the near future.

Enoch Sears: 

In this episode I talk with the creators of the wildly successful podcast that “dares to peek under the architectural kimono” and tell us what architecture is really about. Join Neal Pann, Evan Troxel, Cormac Phalen and I as we discuss social media for architects, architect’s websites, and creating good architecture.

This was a fun podcast and it was great to virtually hang out with Enoch (finally!). I love what he's doing with both his site and podcast.

A little more about Enoch:

The goal of his website is to get architects successfully making money online so that they can concentrate on creating great architecture without the pressure of barely scraping by.

His podcast compliments the site and gives real answers to questions every architect looking to start a firm wants to know. My favorite episodes so far have been with Jonathan Segal, FAIA of Architect as Developer fame, and Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income. It's definitely worth subscribing to in iTunes, and I'm happy we were able to be on the podcast amongst other great people who are all helping change the architectural industry for the better.

Give it a listen on iTunes, or watch the Google Plus hangout on the Business of Architecture website