scott cowley

Want to Be More Successful? Learn More Vocabulary!

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 28, 2010

In life, as in the law, ignorance is not a valid defense. This means a person’s lack of knowledge, or vocabulary, for whatever reason is no excuse in both the eyes of the legal system and also, I hope, in your eyes as to whether you achieve your goals. The only option is self-education. By education I am not talking about traditional academic intelligence we are taught in…

6.5 Reasons Surfing is Like Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 17, 2010

They might seem worlds apart, but in fact there are many similarities between surfers and entrepreneurs. Here are six and a half. 1. It takes time to learn how to stand up Before even reaching the water, surfers have invested time and money in their surfboard. Surfers then spend the next few months finding their feet. This is not easily achieved and brings with it a brief moment…