06/30/13

The Global Bullshit Theory and Meter

Big Red Car here.  The Boss is enjoying the cool weather in Santa Fe and me and the house sitter are enjoying the ATX.  Sure it’s a bit warm but the house sitter — and about ten of his friends — are enjoying the pool and the Big Red Car.

Last night we went down to Sixth Street west of Congress and we had a blast.  [Please do not tell The Boss because well, the house sitter was a bit wild last night.  I am not supposed to be driving around when folks are drinking.  And, Old Sport, folks were drinking.  And drinking.  And drinking.  But, hey, I get the young folk — they just want to have fun.]

So, The Boss was laughing the other day about his Global Bullshit Theory and the attendant Global Bullshit Meter.  It works like this.

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06/28/13

The character traits and skills of the successful CEO — LEARNING FROM FAILURE

Big Red Car here.  Been a nice run of warm, sunny and delightful convertible weather.  OK, when the mercury flirts with 100F only mad dogs and Englishmen are out and about in that deadly sun but those cool mornings and those sultry evenings.  Ahh, on Earth as it is in Texas.

So The Boss is thinking about what makes a CEO successful and I, the Big Red Car, have been eavesdropping on him just a bit.  [Shhh, don’t tell The Boss what I have been doing.  Haha, the devilish and scheming Big Red Car.]  So let’s talk about learning from failure.

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06/26/13

Internal Revenue Criminal Enterprise

Big Red Car here and I don’t want to get audited by the IRS.  The IRS scares the crap out of the Big Red Car and the Big Red Car is not afraid of too damn much.

But, here goes — the IRS is a criminal enterprise. and should be punished and disbanded.   OK, I said it and now I am going to tell you why.

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06/26/13

Employment and hiring process

Big Red Car here.  Nice sunny warm day here in the ATX.  It is summer, Old Sport, and it is going to be a warm one.

So The Boss was visiting with one of his CEOs and they got to chatting about the hiring process from a mechanical perspective.  The Boss loves nothing as well as a well defined and streamlined process and a process graphic.

At the end of the day, the hiring process is really a search or discovery function — finding the right person for the right job.  It is most surely a process.

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06/23/13

The character traits and skills of the successful CEO — DISCIPLINE

Big Red Car here.  Early Sunday morning.  Going to be a nice day here in the ATX.

We are starting a new series here at The Musings of the Big Red Car.  We are calling it “The Character Traits and Skills of the Successful CEO” and today we are starting with “discipline”.

The Boss was visiting with one of his CEO clients and they had a lively discussion of the importance of personal traits and skills of the CEO as compared to the values of the company itself.  It was a very good discussion.  I overhead the whole damn thing and these guys were really having a ball.

So, I thought I would share it with you, Old Sport.  Because all I want to do as a Big Red Car is help you get better in the CEO-ing business or to get ready to become a CEO.

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06/22/13

Company Culture — in Pursuit of Excellence or Workplace Health?

Big Red Car here.  Going to be a bang up day in the ATX.  Lovely bright sunshine everywhere, bit of a breeze and a nice balmy warm 96F.  Great convertible weather, no?  Take that hint, Boss, and let’s get some miles on the old Big Red Car today.

So, we are musing about the subject of Company Culture again, ya’ll.

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06/20/13

C Level Agreement — Compensation, Something Special

Big Red Car here.  Oh, just another great, sunny, warm day in  the ATX.  Got the assignment to drive down to Old San Antone yesterday unexpectedly.  The Boss had a last minute little crisis he had to deal with and since it was a nice sunny day, we went top down flying along Texas 281 through the edge of the Hill Country.

If you have never taken the “back way” to San Antonio and the Henley Cut, Old Sport, you are in for a treat.  On the way back [we had been at the Dominion Country Club on business out far northwest of town], we took the real back way up to Blanco and, my friend, that is some damn pretty country.  Right in the Hill Country and one of the most historic and scenic parts of Texas.  Old Comanche country.

It was something special and everybody has a bit of sun on their faces today.  Oh, yeah, had an excellent TexMex lunch at Barrio’s on Blanco Road — check it out.

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06/19/13

Entrepreneurial anxiety — when panic attacks

Big Red Car here.  Low clouds, warm wind out of the south — going to be a nice hot Texas day before it’s all over.

The Texas heat can be a chore but it’s only June, so it is only going to get hotter.  Haven’t hit 100F for a stretch yet, so we still have a bit of time to go.  Bring it, sayeth the Big Red Car.

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06/18/13

Finding your authentic leadership style

Big Red Car here.  Hey, it’s raining early this morning in the ATX.  Well, we like a bit of rain.  Seems like a nice gentle rain falling on our homes and fields and Big Red Cars because I am parked on the freakin’ street, Boss.

OK, OK, I know that I am supposed to keep my place in all things and I will not start trouble but a bit of garage time would be greatly appreciated.

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06/15/13

God Bless You, Rufie — We Will Miss You

Big Red Car here.  A very sad, sad, sad day in the ATX.  Rufus the Shih Tzu drowned today.  Rufie is dead and buried.  Oh, what a sad day indeed.

The Boss discovered him floating in the pool and tried to revive him but Rufus was gone.

The Boss dug a grave and buried Rufie under the Perfect Daughter’s and Son’s windows so he can safeguard the house for the rest of time.  It was sad duty indeed.

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