10/25/14

Romney Administration Review — A Critical Assessment

Big Red Car here on a football Saturday in the ATX. Lots of good games on the flatscreen today. There is nothing like a good weekend of college football particularly this year where there is no real dominate team — sorry Nick Satan.

So, President Romney has been in office for going on two years now and it is possible to catalog the profound changes that have occurred under his administration. Continue reading

10/20/14

Advising the Seasoned CEO

Big Red Car here. Had to get up at 4:00 am to get My Perfect Daughter to the airport to go back to NYC. Hey, I’m tired. I’m an old Big Red Car. Nah, I’m dong just fine.

So The Boss is talking to several of his brilliant CEO clients. They get on the subject of no longer being gangly startups and where they can get good advice as small and medium business CEOs.  Continue reading

10/19/14

Ebola is Not the President’s Fault

Big Red Car here. OMG, the ATX is perfect. How about 78F, low humidity, no clouds, the gentlest breeze? Yeah, you deserve some of that.

I’ve been over at ME Gene Johnson Garage getting some work done and so I haven’t seen The Boss in a week. The SOB thinks I’m on holiday. Continue reading

10/11/14

You Will Not Be A Startup Forever

Big Red Car here in the ATX and it’s ACL weekend #2, y’all. Austin City Limits is a huge music festival at Zilker Park which attracts 2.5 million fans annually — OK, that’s a lie it just seems like two and a half million. It’s a lot of people. In the old days when it was in September it used to be hot, dusty and dangerous. Now it’s in October and seems to attract torrential rains and frogs. Oh, well.

So The Boss was talking to four different CEOs and they got on the subject of when do you stop being a gangly, colt legged startup whose every transgression against common sense can be blamed on — It’s a startup, y’all! — and become a real company with real revenue and grown up leadership and management? Continue reading

09/27/14

Moderate Syrian Rebels = The Easter Bunny?

Big Red Car here. Well, it’s football Saturday here in the ATX. Lot of good games to be watched and studied. About 70F right now but going to be high 80′s and sunny all day. Ahh, the ATX!

So The Boss has some experience training soldiers. He’s a VMI graduate and was a professional soldier who actually ran combat arms units in the US and overseas. He knows something about training and building unit cohesion. He actually did it and knows how difficult it truly can be. Continue reading

09/26/14

Nuclear Iran

Big Red Car here. Starting to cloud up a bit here in the ATX, what’s up with that? Nice cool temperature.

So the situation in the Middle East is heating up. Every time one hot spot flares up some other hot spot is ignored. Think about it.

The Chinese got a “get out of jail free” card when the war on terrorism heated up. We ignored them for a decade and now they’re just creeping back onto the radar. Continue reading

09/23/14

Bombing Syrian ISIS Targets

Big Red Car here in a cloudy ATX. Going to be sunny and mid-80s today. Just need an hour or so to burn it all off. Ahhh, the best time of year in the ATX.

So we’ve begun to bomb ISIS targets in Syria. A good move and hats off to the President for pulling the trigger so to speak. Continue reading