Digital handcuff tools

Ever since reading John Tierney’s article on the science of concentration and Rapt, the book it discusses, I’ve been very interested in finding ways to cut down on distractions and find large blocks of time to focus on one thing. So this recent NY Times...

Just go for it

From a WSJ interview with Chipotle founder Steve Ells: Q. What advice do you give to other entrepreneurs starting out? A. So many people told me it was not a good idea to a start a restaurant, especially a fast-food restaurant. There was so much wrong with it – it was...

Learning from Mint

I’d just started using, and loving, Mint a week before they got bought by Intuit. From a user’s perspective, this seems like bad news. From a Web business perspective, as this Slate article points, it seems encouraging and offers some good lessons. Not...

Business owners and happiness

Sue Shellenbarger covers interesting findings from a new Gallup survey in her WSJ column: In the broadest, most-comprehensive survey yet of how occupation affects happiness, business owners outrank 10 other occupational groups in overall well-being, based on the...