Front Line Report SXSW

Big Red Car here reporting on SXSW from the front lines in ATX.  First, yes, the weather here today was gorgeous:  85F, clear skies, light winds, SUNSCREEN, ya’ll!

So the Big Red Car received some questions from the 250,000 hipsters, geeks and nerds roaming Austin as part of SXSW. Continue reading


On Earth as it is in Texas! Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Big Red Car here.   When you live in Austin, Texas it is pretty damn hard to be humble.  Folks just love it here.   I know I do.

Blue bird day today.  Going out for a ride and to get some coffee as soon as I finish this little blog post.

Folks like living in Texas and why not?  The living is good and the secret is out.

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Pitching, Hard Fast and Tight

Big Red Car here.

So I finally got to run a bit yesterday because the sun was out though it was a bit crisp all day.  This morning I got to get up very early and go for coffee at Austin Java on Windsor.

The Boss was meeting a young video entrepreneur and he agreed to do a deal with him.  I like the idea of The Boss getting back into the deal business.  This one will be fun.

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How do you take off in a Bonanza? (Question No. 2)

Big Red Car here.  So, The Boss is a pilot and has a number of pilot friends.  One young friend, at The Boss’s urging, is taking flying lessons and is flying a Cessna 172.

A C-172 is the most popular training aircraft ever made.  It is reportedly a great plane to learn to fly on and the young student pilot is just about ready to take his flying test.

So, he is thinking about what planes he might like to investigate after he gets his license.

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National Spaghetti and Meatballs Day, an allegorical story about negotiations

Big Red Car here.  Wet, cold day here in the ATX — not convertible weather.  Frankly, I am getting a bit vexed.  I am a bit uncomfortable and want to get out and run a bit.

Which brings me to the issue of comfort food and — will wonders never cease — National Spaghetti and Meatballs Day.

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Better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than being in the air and wishing you were on the ground

Big Red Car here.

So the other day The Boss and I head out to Georgetown, Texas to shoot a few “touch n goes” to keep the flying skills sharp.  I listened to him and a buddy talk about flying and business and how they are related.

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