07/31/13

Taking Advice

Big Red Car here.  Going to be a great day.  Me and The Boss have already been for a good swim.  I let The Boss swim while I keep an eye on things.

This morning, clear and when The Boss looked out his office window, there was the UT Tower shining bright in the before dawn light.

It doesn’t get better than this — On Earth as it is in Texas, ya’ll!

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07/30/13

Organizing to Raise Capital for the Startup and Small Business

Big Red Car here.  Oh boy, what a day!  Here in the ATX all is good.  On Earth as it is in Texas, ya’ll.

The Boss has been to a couple of meetings already and was giving a young startup CEO a bit of his accumulated wisdom on how to organizeh is affairs to hit the fundraising trail.

“Get a tin cup!”  Haha, Big Red Car, you are a wag.  The Boss did not tell the CEO to get a tin cup.  Well, yes, I guess he did.

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07/29/13

The B-24 Liberator When America Was Great

Big Red Car here.  The Boss was up early this morning and out for a swim.  He likes to swim very early in the morning.  I think the Old Boy is skinny dipping but who really knows?

Something I’ve been wanting to share with you is the story of the American B-24 Liberator one of  the big bombers produced by the United States in response to the looming war.  Second World War, ya’ll.

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07/26/13

Putting the Lame in Lame Duck

Big Red Car here.  I’m sure that you’re tired of hearing the Big Red Car tell you how great things are here in the ATX. Nice warm sunny weather day after day in July.  Ahhh, on Earth as it is in Texas!

So The Boss is paying close attention the President’s new “economic offensive”.  It is easy to see why many folks find it to be offensive.  It is old wine in not very new bottles.

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07/25/13

The Character Traits and Skills of the Successful CEO — Discipline

Big Red Car here.  I guess you’re getting tired of hearing about the warm, sunny weather here in the ATX.  It is July, ya’ll, and it is typical for these times.  Today will be another beautiful day in paradise.  On Earth as it is in Texas!

So The Boss is talking to one of his CEOs and the CEO says:  “Hey, I’ve got a situation which calls for a bit of discipline.  Any advice?”

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07/24/13

Sequestration, Entitlement Reform, Debt Ceiling and Other Fables

Big Red Car here.  Another beautiful Wednesday in the ATX.  We’ll be topping 100F today but, hey, it’s July remember?  [Haha, Big Red Car, the folks do not need to be reminded it’s July in Texas.  They can feel it.]  The real world is a very nice world and a substantial number of folks like you actually live in the real world.

Speaking of the real world, The Boss was chatting with a pal who reminded him of the threats and promises of sequestration and entitlement reform and the impending debt ceiling. Continue reading

07/22/13

Race

Big Red Car here.  Going to be a crackerjack day here in the ATX.  Hot, sunny and the same as far into the future as you can see.  Ahhhh, the joys of July in the ATX.

Speaking of a bit of heat, the issue of all things race has been heating up since the Zimmerman murder case verdict.  In case, you have been living in a garage and have not been paying attention, Zimmerman was famously acquitted of a charge of second degree murder of Trayvon Martin.  A jury, having heard and evaluated the evidence, rendered a verdict of NOT GUILTY. Continue reading

07/18/13

The Character Traits and Skills of the Successful CEO — Communication

Big Red Car here.  Looks like the rain may be done with the ATX but who really knows?  We loved the rain and the cool temps — Hell, it was 71F yesterday afternoon.

Well, yes, it was raining at the time.  But still — 71F in mid-July.  Well, that’s a bit of “all right”, no?

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07/17/13

Saudi Texas

Big Red Car here.  Well the rain has stopped but it’s going to be a cool and humid day in the ATX.  Hey, we like cool in July and who doesn’t?

So The Boss is out early this morning but no work for a Big Red Car.  The Boss won’t take a Big Red Car along unless there is sunshine in the forecast.

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07/17/13

The Market is Not Stupid

Big Red Car here.  It’s a quiet morning and nobody is up and stirring yet.  Well, except for that mean old bitch, the market.  She’s been up all night long making the adjustments that she is wont to make.

Ahhh, the sound of rain falling gently on our lovely ATX.  It is a narcotic sound and makes me want to get back to sleep.

But, dear reader, I must tell you about something that is very obvious — the market is not stupid.

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07/16/13

The Characteristics Traits and Skills of the Successful CEO — Decisionmaking

Big Red Car here.  Been enjoying cooler temps and a bit of rain here in the ATX.  We love a bit of July rain because it is so damn rare.  More on the way today.  Eeeehaw, ya’ll!

So The Boss was thinking about what makes a great CEO and he has focused on decisionmaking.  Hmmm, so, Big Red Car, what the Hell does that mean?

Well, Old Sport, listen and I will ‘splain it to you.

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07/15/13

Savor this day

Big Red Car here.  Raining in the ATX this morning and probably going to rain all day.  WTF, Big Red Car — no happy face weather report?  Haha, Big Red Car, be careful here.

So this day is going to be a bit rainy, so what?  Gets me to reflecting on things.  Hey, I like a bit of rain.  A welcome diversion from endless sunshine plus it won’t even crack 85F today and that’s not all bad, eh?

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