03/19/13

A Marine’s Marine

Big Red Car here.  So The Boss is talking to one of his Marine classmates and he mentions that Marine General — four stars — James “Mad Dog” Mattis was retiring having been forced out of by the Obama administration for not being a charm school graduate.  Speaking truth to power and not mincing words.

So what kind of words does such a General speak?

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03/19/13

On the Job Training — OJT — we can’t afford it

Big Red Car here.  Beautiful day in the ATX and a day to count our blessings.  Thank you, God.  Thank you, Texas.

So The Boss is chatting with one of his VMI classmates who is running for Lt Gov in Virginia and that gets him thinking about the quality of leadership and the dangers of learning on the job — OJT. Continue reading

03/17/13

Hardee’s — does sex sell hamburgers?

Big Red Car here.  Well, SXSW is winding down and Austin is just beginning to recover.  It was a great time.  Austin only has one Hardee’s hamburger joint and The Boss does in fact eat there from time to time.

But does The Boss eat more hamburgers because of those sexy hamburger ads?  And does sex sell burgers and charbroiled cod?

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03/15/13

Old Economy >>> New Economy Transformation — Planning

Big Red Car here.  Up early to cope with SXSW here in the ATX.  Some folks attending SXSW want to take a drive through the Hill Country for some BBQ tonight and I am hoping to get the nod.  I love a good roll through the Hill Country on a Spring night.

Yes, folks, it is almost Spring here in Texas.  The azaleas are just coming out and it is wonderful.

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03/11/13

Brainstorming as a Problem Solving Technique

Big Red Car here.  The Boss is up in Steamboat skiing again for a couple of weeks, so I am down in Austin by my lonesome except for the SXSW home sitters.

I wonder if The Boss knows they drove me this morning.  Haha, serves you right, Boss.  They drove the Hell out of me this morning and I was happy to get the work.

So before The Boss left town I was eavesdropping on him visiting with one of his startup up CEOs about the issue of brainstorming.

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03/7/13

Big Red Rules Booklet

Big Red Car here.  So I put my Big Red Rules compilation on Scribd.com and got over 1,500 hits since yesterday.  They made me add some sections so it would look like a “professional” book.

I also had The Boss’s My Perfect Daughter design a new book cover for it and here it is.  Enjoy and let me know what you think about the new format. Continue reading