July 28, 2007

Who Are You Now?

At any given time,
we are becoming the average of the 5 people
with whom we are most closely associated.

from The One Minute Entrepreneur by Ken Blanchard

July 25, 2007

The Billion Dollar Payday

The value of shares in Amazon.com soared almost 25% today on news of much improved earnings. This would probably have been a billion dollar payday for the founder, Jeff Bezos.

Quite the mind-bending concept.
A billion dollar day.

I'll bet the Google boys have had a couple of those.

So, if it has happened, even if by wild improbability or unexpectedness, then it can happen by design, according to a plan. If it can happen for others, it can happen for you. But only if you have a Billion Dollar Payday Plan.

I like that idea.

If I fell a bit short, and, after taxes it was only a few hundred million, it wouldn't be so bad. Heck, I'm still young and good lookin' with energy and time to spare...
I can tweak my plan and jump back in. A Billion Dollar Payday could put a smile on anyone's face!

I'll start with The System, it hasn't failed yet.

July 24, 2007


The entrepreneur's job, possibly more than any other, is communication.
Consider this well.
And while you are at it, consider these timeless words:

The greatest danger in communication is the illusion it has been achieved.

George Bernard Shaw

July 23, 2007

July 16, 2007


Man in the Arena

"It is not the critic who counts:
not the man who points out how
the strong man stumbles
or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood,
who strives valiantly,
who errs and comes up short again and again,
because there is no effort without error or shortcoming,
but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions,
who spends himself for a worthy cause;
who, at the best, knows, in the end,
the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails,
at least he fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt,
"Citizenship in a Republic,"
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910