Rules of Thumb: Be Inkandescent Magazine, December 2011

We close 2011 with words of entrepreneurial wisdom from Alan Webber, the co-founder of Fast Company magazine, and our December Entrepreneur of the Month.

Webber is the author of, Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self. He insists: “The time has come to rethink, re-imagine, and recalibrate what is possible, what is desirable, and what is sustainable. It’s time to rewrite the rules.”

That wish is our command. Our columnists, all experts in their fields, know that before you can break the rules, you have to master them. So click around the articles on the Inkandescent homepage to view their insights, including advice from:

  • Financial whiz and author Herta von Stiegel, who shows us how we can climb to new heights by facing The Mountain Within.
  • Rachel Renée Russell, author of the bestselling young-adult series, “The Dork Diaries,” and our Truly Amazing Woman of the Month. After a nasty divorce, she rewrote the rules of her life and landed on the New York Times bestseller list—three times.

And consider this quote from the Talmud, which Webber offers in the introduction to his book: “What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow man. This is the law: all the rest is commentary.”

Here’s to writing your own perfect set of rules! Happy holidays to all. We’ll look forward to talking to you more in 2012! — Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, Be Inkandescent Magazine