12/16/12

Aviate, Navigate, Communicate — crisis management (The Leadership Series)

Big Red Car here.

So The Boss is up skiing in Steamboat Springs in Colorado.  I wonder what is going to happen with Colorado and the legalization of marijuana.  I don’t see The Boss smoking any weed, but who knows.  Away from home and all, eh?

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12/15/12

Better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than being in the air and wishing you were on the ground

Big Red Car here.

So the other day The Boss and I head out to Georgetown, Texas to shoot a few “touch n goes” to keep the flying skills sharp.  I listened to him and a buddy talk about flying and business and how they are related.

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12/14/12

Startup Entrepreneurs, Safeguard Your Valuables

Big Red Car here.

The Boss was up early this morning meeting with a young entrepreneur who was in the midst of a startup.  They got to talking about how difficult it was to raise money and to get his idea to market.  Nice young guy full of piss and vinegar.  Going to be a big success.

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12/13/12

Innovation — how it is supposed to work

Big Red Car here.

So The Boss is out having a coffee.  Early riser likes to have a coffee for a meeting early in the morning because when the coffee is over he can scoot if he wants.

So I hear him talking about this article in The Atlantic.  Read this article.  The author, Kathryn Hawkins, wrote a great article.  She writes some great stuff about innovation in the United States.  Very interesting stuff on a number of different levels.

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12/11/12

The Fiscal Cliff

Big Red Car here.

So yesterday, I am over at Green Mesquite Barbecue at the corner of Lamar Boulevard and Barton Springs Road and a cute little Mercedes convertible howdies me and asks:  “Hey, Big Red Car, do you know where I can find the Fiscal Cliff?”

So I’m thinking — is that a new restaurant or a bar?  So I ask her:  “What is the Fiscal Cliff?”

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12/10/12

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy — the attack on Pearl Harbor

Big Red Car here in a somber mood.

This is how World War II started for the Americans.  The English and French had been fighting the Germans for some time now.

It was a devastating attack and almost destroyed the entire American Pacific Fleet.  But the Japanese failed to send in another wave (or two) and failed to destroy the fuel dump on Ford Island, the submarines and the aircraft carriers at sea.  The Japanese then turned tail and ran back to Japan.

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12/10/12

The Big Red Car Visits the Littlefield Fountain

The Big Red Car goes to the University of Texas Littlefield Fountain

Big Red Car here visiting one of my favorite places.

Click on the thumbnail and look at me visiting the Littlefield Fountain at THE University of Texas.  In the background you will see the famous or infamous University of Texas Tower.  You may remember that Charles Whitman, an ex-Marine and UT student, shot and killed 13 people and wounded an additional 32 victims while shooting from the Tower.

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