12/27/16

Advice — Following Up on Advice

Big Red Car here in the ATX where we’ve had a nice run of warm, humid weather. What? You didn’t like 82F for Christmas?

[The Big Red Car admits it likes a bit of the chill in the air when it gets to Christmas. Don’t tell anyone. Remember, when I write in brackets nobody can see the content but you.]

So, The Boss is visiting with a couple of his CEO clients and they are engaged in a post-mortem, a little recap, of the year, 2015. They have a nice chat and The Boss comes home well caffeinated and energetic.

So, we get into our continuing conversation, “Boss, what about a new paint job for the Big Red Car?”

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12/26/16

Israel and the American Jews

Big Red Car here to talk a bit seriously about two things:

 1. The recent betrayal of Israeli interests by the United States at the United Nations Security Council; and,

 2. The propensity of American Jews to vote for Democrat candidates even when they don’t have Israel’s best interests at heart.

The intention of this chat is not to take a side but to simply point out some obvious implications.

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12/26/16

Winking? Technical foul? Really?

Winking is a dangerous thing, apparently. Deserving of a technical foul in professional basketball.

Big Red Car here the day after Christmas. Up early and ready to meet the New Year but, wait, it’s not New Years yet, is it? Sort of feels like it, no?

OK, so the Big Red Car is reviewing some NBA games — don’t really like the NBA until the playoffs, prefer college basketball.

So, a player for the Cleveland Cavaliers, a pretty decent basketball team if I recall correctly, is T-eed up for winking at an opposing player.

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12/23/16

Numbers Don’t Lie

Numbers don’t lie, Big Red Car? What does that mean?

It means that the recent election has a message that everyone is ignoring and has left uninvestigated.

Well, here it is.

The third party candidates determined the winner in a few very important states — the ones nobody thought President Donald J Trump would win; the ones that everyone thought were a two hand dunk shot for Hillary R Clinton.

Let us reason together, y’all.

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12/22/16

Grayson Allen, Duke Basketball

Allen, Grayson Allen, is a Duke University basketball player who has tripped three opposing basketball players in calendar year 2016 during two different seasons. Each such event was blatant, captured on video, and deliberate.

Allen is, also, one of the best basketball players in the country privileged to play on one of the best basketball teams at one of America’s elite universities. The coach of Duke, Mike Krzyzewski, is one of the best coaches in the game and an all-around good guy.

[Please note that the Big Red Car’s favorite team is the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, so praising Coack K is a hard pull. But, it is all true. Great team, great school, great coach, great player.]

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12/2/16

Explorers as CEOs, CEOs as Explorers

Explorers, Big Red Car?

Big Red Car here. Bit cloudy in the ATX but it is still On Earth As It Is In Texas!

So, The Boss is talking to a CEO about his approach to managing change and growing his company.

The Boss says, “Think of yourself as an explorer.”

The CEO sayeth, “WTF are you talking about?”

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