5 Steps to Starting in Solar Sales

I have been asked many many times how to get started in Solar and renewable energy. If you're looking to work in the industry, my first answer, understand what the heck you are talking about and just do it. Okay, that many not sound like the best advice, but in my experience thus far most of the Universities don't know what they heck they are talking about yet when it comes to renewable energy at this point and you're going to have to do some of … [Read more...]

Audience Sovereignty

Business owners around the world have been freaked out about Social Media. There is this scary buzz in business management communities about silencing the audience, suing them when they turn on you,  and the delusion of "controlling the message" of the masses. But marketers forgot something along the way... The audience has a voice, and your brand is owned by the customer. You may say, "But social media is a new thing, and this is the first … [Read more...]

With So Many Ideas, Where Do You Start?

Directional Marker for South Pole & Stewart Island in New Zealand

STEP 1 As a starting point, one great piece of advice I received about ten years ago came from a quasi successful man in his sixties. He said, "Make sure you write down all of your ideas. Make a journal of your daily thoughts, ideas, and activities; you will be amazed at what you come up with." I haven't been religious about the daily journal, but the times I have more than proved the worth. Human brains are definitely powerful memory-storing … [Read more...]

Crowdfunded Solar

CrowdSolar Logo

So I'd feel silly not posting about what Matt, Pat and I have been spending tons of hours working on the past few weeks: a business plan we have called CrowdSolar. I've had this ideas stuck in my head for the past three years or so and its really needed to come to life. Here is the thought more or less: The Idea Crowdsolar allows the average person to invest in solar while providing building owners with the opportunity to generate electricity … [Read more...]

Go to Work Late

Steve Herr in fake Powder Magazine

There is little success where there is little laughter. - Andrew Carnegie Today's working world is all about work-life integration; I want the flexibility to do what I want when I want. There is no sense in our minds about why we should have to stick to that structured 8-5 job; it really doesn't make sense and we are not okay with doing something just because it has always been done that way. This is the age of why where I want to have a … [Read more...]

The Fiery Blaze of Entrepreneurship

Daniel Herr with a bike a sunset on Stewart Island in New Zealand

One metaphor I have encountered is that entrepreneurship is a contagious fire with every successful flame infecting the desire for a burning blaze of entrepreneurship around it. All eventually burn off, and the first flames have the hardest work to do, but each fuels the heat of the fire and makes it possible for the blaze to burn hotter as long as their is a chimney to escape, fuel to burn, and fresh air to feed upon. That flame of … [Read more...]

Fall Down 7 Times, Stand Up 8

"Fall down 7 times, stand up 8" - Japanese Proverb Determination is the key. Seeking and never giving up. Being creative and finding a way. If you want something bad enough there is no excuse for anything short of making it happen. In January I gave a presentation in New Orleans where I emphasized "Guerilla Marketing for yourself." Many people refer to Guerilla Marketing in an annoynomous hacker, secret organization, crazy, "I don't know … [Read more...]

Transition

I have transitioned to Wordpress.com for the time being and a new blog at danherr.com. Please feel free to browse my old blog at http://dananimal.blogspot.com/ while I get this one going. Thank you for reading my blog - Daniel S. Herr … [Read more...]

Job Opportunities for Meteorological Students in Renewable Energy – AMS 2012

Below is a video of my presentation at the American Meteorological Society to a session of approximately 150 students on January 21st, 2012 in New Orleans, LA. The topic of conversations was Job Opportunities for Meteorological Students in Clean Energy. Enjoy. If you have not done so yet, please feel free to browse my Blog. Transcript from Daniel Herr’ Presentation on Meteorology Jobs in Clean Energy 1. METEOROLOGY JOBS IN … [Read more...]