Drive by Daniel H. Pink

The book “Drive” by Daniel H.Pink is quite a book. It covers the topic of what motivation and uncovers some surprising  truths surrounding incentives and how these often have the opposite desired effect. A great read with many lessons that can be applied to your life and your business.

Perhaps they should apply some of this books teachings to the banking sector as a whole – or rather this sector is the exception that proves the rule.

Bob Dylan – Tangled up in Blue

Bob Dylan – Tangled up in Blues

This, quite simply, is a great track. I came across this track while snowboarding one day.

It was a sunny day in the Italian Alps [Passo Tonale] and the track started playing while snowboarding. I didn’t even know I had the track, needless to say it further enhanced my day overall. The original track is a little more complete than the video link above however good none the less.

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MaleRulebook.com

MaleRulebook.com has now been setup to support FemaleRulebook.com, and will give all those males who would like to share and rate other submitted rules. Get started now and create the ultimate “Male Rulebook”, have fun.

Arc Travel Network

This company is the “over arcing” company that represents all travel related domain names and businesses. This body represents domains such as:

 

Countries:
BookAustralia.com
BookBrazil.com
BookChile.com
BookEngland.com
BookIreland.com
BookRussia.com
BookScotland.com
BookSingapore.com
BookUAE.com

Cities:
BookAbuDhabi.com
BookAmsterdam.com
BookBali.com
BookBangkok.com
BookBerlin.com
BookMoscow.com
BookParis.com
BookRome.com
BookSydney.com

Specialist:
BarsofLondon.com – Bar and Club directory
BookaBunk.com – Hostel reservations site
BookaCabin.com – Cruise and ferry bookings site
ConcertsLondon.com
GlobalHotelsDirect.com
LondonMapsOnline.com
SkiandSnowboarding.com – Ski & Snowboarding directory
Things-ToDo.com – Activities site
Travel-Insurance.me

Website development process video

 

This is a great video that many of you domainers and web developers will relate to. I especially like the part where the web designer says “you’ve got to be f***ing kidding.”

If you like this please G+ or ‘like’ me – thanks.

 

Yacht-Services.com

Yacht Services

My first web project has finally received a new logo. I set Yacht-Services.com up with a friend and business partner John Hildebrand back in 2000. It was oficially launched at the Fort Lauderdale boat show in September 2000.

The site was the first online yacht recruitment service. It was a huge learning experience that has successfully seen the site grow to being a prominent site for the search for and placement of crew.

Anyway I hope that you like the new logo.

Ezone Software

Web Management Software

Ezone Software is a company that Iain setup with his colleague Barry OKane. The company was set up in December 2002 and still operates today as a leading SaaS CMS (Content Management Software) provider.

Ezone is based in the fantastic city of Edinburgh Scotland where it has its main office. We have a great honest working relationship with all our clients and will only ever do what is best for them and best for us, in that order.

The company has grown slowly over the years but has a solid base of customers who are subscribers to their software and the included support.

For more information please contact Ezone direct.

dropbox

Dropbox is a great service that gives you access to back up and share files with your colleagues, family or the general public. The key benefit is the ability to retrieve a file from the cloud (web) in the absence of your actual computer itself. i.e. if you are at friend or out on the road and need access to a file you simply login and download the file in question.

If you have additional machines it automatically syncs the files that you add to Dropbox across all machines without you actually needing to transfer the files consciously.

 

Any this is a great service so please take a look and see if this is of benefit to yourselves.

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Bonham Hotel Edinburgh

(DISCLOSURE: I am a director of The Town House Company Ltd who owns The Bonham Hotel)

Luxury 4 star hotel Edinburgh – This hotel was converted from a student halls of residence formerly owned by Edinburgh University. It was converted back in 1997 in to a fantastic contemporary hotel. The Bonham has won a number of awards over the years and continues to deliver as being one of the coolest and reputable hotels in Edinburgh.

Tezabi Group

Tezabi Group Logo

I recently set this company up to administer and deal with all domain name and affiliate marketing ventures I embark upon. My new organisation will act as the hub for all ventures of this nature.

This is exciting as I have been working on projects like these since 1999 and shows the value of some of my assets as stand alone domains but more importantly by combining them with appropriate affiliate products I see these domains as true long term investments.

The key activities involve the following:

Brand development

I define this as the building out of a domain into a fully functioning business and brand. This has a two fold benefit to myself and potential investors Tezabi Group investors.

1. Domain name – itself has intrinsic value (all-be-it that this is often a bit of a moving target given the numerous ways to value a digital asset of this sort)

2. Income generating – by building out a domain to becoming a business you generate income that will likely grow over time.

For more information on “Tezabi Group” and the investment opportunities please visit www.tezabi.com

The Thank You Economy by Gary Vey-ner-chuk

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“The Thank You Economy” by Gary Vey-ner-chuk this is a folllow on book that helped me evolve my understanding of Social Media and the daily evolving opportunity to get “friends”, “fans” and “likes” with the ultimate goal of growing your business or giving it a boost in being an authority on your chosen subject.

There are many businesses that allow you to develop an income that is somewhat on automatic drive. I have since started experimenting with a few Affiliate Marketing companies and with advertisers direct to build a business with a long term view on the future of the chosen vertical.

The Thank You Economy

To buy the kindle version of this book please follow this link: The Thank You Economy

I hope that you enjoy todays suggested read

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Iain

4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

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4 Hour Work Week review
“4 Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferris transformed my view of how we all perform our working day. It shed light on a more effective way to work which gives you the freedom to live a life that is more desirable over the long term.

There are many businesses that allow you to develop an income that is somewhat on automatic drive. I have since started experimenting with a few Affiliate Marketing companies and with advertisers direct to build a business with a long term view on the future of the chosen vertical.

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

To buy the kindle version fo this book please follow this link: The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

I hope that you enjoy todays suggested read

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Iain

Crush it! by Gary Vey-ner-chuk

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Crush It - iainslist.com“Crush it!” by Gary Vey-ner-chuk is simply a great book. Having finished reading I realised much more about listening to my passions and actually pushing ahead with them.

This book describes the cornerstone of sound financial advice with a tale to help associate it with reality.

That I had many passions that I really wasn’t there are lots of opportunities being missed by not engaging in blogging and social media in general.

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Crush It!: Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion
To buy the kindle version fo this book please follow this link: Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

I hope that you enjoy todays suggested read

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Iain

Crush it! by Gary Vey-ner-chuk

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Crush It - iainslist.com“Crush it!” by Gary Vey-ner-chuk is simply a great book. Having finished reading I realised much more about listening to my passions and actually pushing ahead with them.

This book describes the cornerstone of sound financial advice with a tale to help associate it with reality.

That I had many passions that I really wasn’t there are lots of opportunities being missed by not engaging in blogging and social media in general.

buy "Crush It" now

Crush It!: Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion
To buy the kindle version fo this book please follow this link: Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

I hope that you enjoy todays suggested read

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Iain

ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hannson

Todays book I have chosen is a book called “ReWork” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hannson. I found this book to give great insight into starting, running and managing your own business. Jason is one of the founders of 37Signals, a leader software company who focus on SaaS delivered applications. They created applications like BaseCamp & Highrise. Jason is a recognised leader and innovator so is well positioned to write about his experiences and opinions.

Rework has helped me apply a new way to run my company and develop new businesses from the ground up. To read more about this book please click

ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever

To buy the kindle version please use the following link: ReWork on Kindle

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Iain

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason

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This book describes the cornerstone of sound financial advice with a tale to help associate it with reality.

I learnt a lot from this book and wish I had read the book when I was just a child. It has made me realise that educating each generation with the woes of this book would set the foundations of great financial stability for the future irrespective of that childs chosen path.

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samual Clason

To buy the kindle version fo this book please follow this link: The Richest Man in Babylon on kindle

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Iain

The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris

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Todays book is “The Four Hour Body” by Tim Ferris. It is a great book. I have been reading it on and off for a few months. It has resulted in me following a few of the chapters “biblically”.

Having adopted some of the advised workout programs, based on four hours a month, I have noticed a huge difference in my personal fitness and energy levels. I have also particularly enjoyed the chapter about nutrition and that giving yourself one day per week when you can eat anything, (guilt free) can have an added benefit to your fitness development, all I can say it that it works. To learn more I can highly recommend this book, a very easy read that you can dip in and out of as you prefer.

The 4-Hour Body: An uncommon guide to rapid fat-loss, incredible sex and becoming superhuman: The Secrets and Science of Rapid Body Transformation

Hope that you like todays suggested read.

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Iain

The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris

iainslist - 4 hour body

Todays book is “The Four Hour Body” by Tim Ferris. It is a great book. I have been reading it on and off for a few months. It has resulted in me following a few of the chapters “biblically”.

Having adopted some of the advised workout programs, based on four hours a month, I have noticed a huge difference in my personal fitness and energy levels. I have also particularly enjoyed the chapter about nutrition and that giving yourself one day per week when you can eat anything, (guilt free) can have an added benefit to your fitness development, all I can say it that it works. To learn more I can highly recommend this book, a very easy read that you can dip in and out of as you prefer.

The 4-Hour Body: An uncommon guide to rapid fat-loss, incredible sex and becoming superhuman: The Secrets and Science of Rapid Body Transformation

Hope that you like todays suggested read.

Keep reading
Iain

Domaining anecdotes for 2011

1-1-11 – what a great date. Aside from being all ‘1s’ – its the date that I turn a new leaf in domain blogging.
Having spent much of 2010 reading and occasionally commenting on others domainers blogs time has come for me to contribute as well.

Domainers I have enjoyed the most include:

Domain Shane  (DomainShane.com)
Elliot Silver (ElliotsBlog.com)
Morgan Linton (Domainvestors.tv)
Rick Schwartz (RicksBlog.com)

I plan, over time, to provide some good Domaining anecdotes for all to read and enjoy.

All the best
Iain.