Simpsonian Wisdom: Taxes

This is not the first time we’ve decided to impart advice to our lovely readers based on the wisdom of Matt Groening and the Simpsons Team. Sure they entertain, but they have a message.

A message we typically dredge up from the depths of the episode and then spell out for you underneath a video clip.

Sadly for little Otto, there will be no Metallica concert this April 15th. I’m Kent Brockman.

MyCorp is clicking into tax season with the rest of the business world, so we only thought it fair to bring the lovable misfits from Springfield back to see what they have to say on the subject. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who enjoys doing their taxes, except maybe for Ned Flanders, but hopefully a bit of humor will take the bite out of the process.

Or maybe it will just give you an excuse to procrastinate. That’s almost as good. Continue reading

Pixarian Wisdom: 5 Quotes From Pixar Films That Apply to Business

With January slinking away behind us, and the whole new year to look forward to, we thought it would be a good idea to end the month on a high optimistic note. And we couldn’t think of a better place to look for optimism than Pixar, the plucky little animation studio that could. Business owners can already learn a lot from Pixar simply by looking at its transformation from the small group of animators that Steve Jobs bought for $5 million back in 1986 into the $7.4 billion animation powerhouse that it became. But we thought we’d take a step away from looking at the financial strengths of the company to see what its creations can teach us about the business world. Little quips from beloved characters like Carl Fredericksen and Edna Mode can go a long way for entrepreneurs to embrace and embody as a standard for their business- sometimes it’s the smallest words that make the biggest impact! Continue reading