Dan Benjamin on Back to Work:
“I don’t believe it’s possible to have a side business. I don’t think you can have a business on the side. I don’t think you can go to work and have a job and then come home and run a business. I believe that both the job and the side business… you will never…
Interesting read on both fronts. As someone who’s been in business for himself for over a decade, I can say that running a business is always more than your full focus on 1 thing — the key is compartmentalizing items of your duties, regardless of who or what they are for. Between the administrative side of business: keeping books, doing taxes, sending invoices, writing proposals; there is the functional business: design, concepting, development, programming. In order to any of those, one must focus on that task for a period of time. The luxury (or downfall?) of larger businesses is that an employee has only the responsibility of one (or maybe a few) items (which isn’t to say that they still can’t accomplish other side business items by compartmentalizing those items and focusing on them for a preset period of time).