the snowball, and links


Not that kind of a snowball…. read on.

Why Young Entrepreneurs Should Hold Down a Job After College:  If you plan on being an entrepreneur I’d imagine a job would be a great way to learn about your industry before leaping out on your own. 

SodaStream: Product of the Year 2010: I love SodaStreamas well – having a home seltzer machine has been one of the best decisions I ever made (and it’s how I quit drinking soda).

Help with 2011 taxes

Habits and lifestyle

And more:

And I’m just starting to read this book:  The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder.   I realized after reading Andrew Carnegie’s autobiography (The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and The Gospel of Wealth) that I can get quite a bit out of a biography if it’s well-written and the subject is interesting*.  I’ve generally shied away from biographies in favor of histories, because I much prefer the ‘grand sweep’ view of a good historical book, but Carnegie was a good writer and had such an interesting life that I decided to take another plunge (not to mention it was reasonably priced on my KindleKindle.

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* I guess in all fairness that would be true for any work of literature or non-fiction, though…