Kurt Kohlstedt

Urbanist, Author and Speaker

Tag: personal

Best of Both Worlds: Bonds & Stocks vs. Work & Building a Business

There is no reason to either (a) be an employee and (b) be your own employer when (c) you can do both. While this is not always possible (particularly in high-powered, tech startup jobs that require 70-hour weeks) it is an option more often than many folks think. There is also the hybrid route of […]

Follow Up: The Crux of the Confusion About Metablogging

It is fascinating how many (if not most) lists of ‘successful bloggers’ seem to focus on either (1) metablogs about blogging to make money online or (2) that discuss business or marketing, which are not too dissimilar from the first sort or (3) semi-personal blogs that, with few exceptions such as celebrities, are rarely successful […]

The (Liberal) Art of Becoming an Entrepreneur

They do not teach you this in school – at least not most schools. There is no required high school course on entrepreneurship, nor any liberal arts major specifically designed for people who want to be their own boss. Sure, there are economics, business and other related degrees, but unless it runs in your blood […]

Why I am (Not) a Blogger

It seems like a decision that needs to be made and remade constantly: do I self-identify as a blogger when asked ‘what I do’ … or say something about being a writer, online publisher or small business owner?