01/31/15

Founder Compensation

Big Red Car here in the ATX — bit chilly today, gray and forebooding. Dum de dum dum, y’all! Like a scary movie soundtrack.

So The Boss gets talking to four of his brilliant CEO clients, all founders of their companies. Out of the cradle but not quite threatening the NYSE just yet. Still successful enterprises and persons.

The topic is the compensation of founders during those fragile days when the company is running primarily on the nutritional value of Ramen noodles, Mountain Dew and  coffee. Continue reading

01/27/15

Let’s Cut the Crap — Unemployment

Big Red Car here on a glorious ATX day — sun is up and bright and going to be 75F today. No snow in the forecast. Hahaha — get it, New York? [The Big Red Car can be downright cruel at times. Shut up, Big Red Car.]

So, the Big Red Car is perplexed at how ignorant people can be as to how unemployment figures are derived. We focus on some fiction called “U-3” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

So, today we cut the crap on how unemployment information is manipulated — YES, MANIPULATED. Continue reading

01/24/15

The US Marine Corps, A Clear Startup Vision

Big Red Car here. Glorious day dawning in the ATX — sun rising making the sky blue and pink, filled with splendor. Rain gone for a while. In the mid-30s and headed for the mid-60s.

On Earth as it is in Texas!

So, The Boss gets a copy of the new Marine Commandant’s Planning Guidance for 2015. The Commandant is the head of the Marine Corps and he is a warrior chieftain. Continue reading

01/21/15

The State of the President’s Alternative Union Speech

Big Red Car here. Bit cloudy in the ATX and looking for some rain.

President Obama reported to the Congress and all of us yesterday on the “state of the union.” ¬†You may wonder which union he was talking about but then you’ve always been a hater, no?

Perhaps you saw it on the telly but if not, here is a link to a transcript of the speech. Oh, go ahead. Read it.

State of the Union Transcript Continue reading

01/20/15

Tax, Tax, Tax and Spend — the President and the Tesla Liberals

Big Red Car here. Oh, boy, the State of the Union speech tonight! Hot dog!

Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States requires the President to annually report to Congress the “state of the union.”

In the original form, it was typically provided by means of a written report. Today, it is always an annual speech given by the President to a joint session of Congress — House of Representatives and the Senate. Continue reading

01/19/15

Martin Luther King’s Education

Big Red Car here on Martin Luther King Day in the ATX. Bright sunny day and going to be 70F before the day is done.

So The Boss likes to know the backgrounds of successful people and one of his interests is to know how they were educated. It is often a critical insight into their success.

The education of Martin Luther King was very interesting. Continue reading