10/31/13

Board Duties — Handle With Care II

Big Red Car here.  Wow, we had a very nice rain last night replete with lightning, thunder and wind.  Ahhh, it was the best.  We desperately need water to fill the area lakes.  The lakes have been down a bit since 2011 but they are building back with the recent rains.  In the last month, water levels are up almost four feet.

So today we finish up our discussion on the nature of Board duties.  We began the discussion here <<<link, so check that prior post before launching into this one.

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10/20/13

Achieving Work Life Balance in a Startup, You CAN Do It

Big Red Car here.  Crisp cool morning in the ATX.  It’s 45F looking for 75F later today.  Ahh, on Earth as it is in Texas, ya’ll.  Perhaps in Heaven as it is in Texas?

So, The Boss is talking to one of his brilliant CEOs and the CEO laments the difficulty of achieving balance in his life and work.  It is a common refrain and The Boss has heard it before and will hear it again, I am sure.  This is not a unique problem.

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05/29/13

The C Level Employment Agreement — Managing the At Will Employee Relationship

Big Red Car here.  Nice windy and cool day in the ATX.  Kind of hard to figure what kind of day this is really going to be?  We shall see.  Cloudy with thunderstorms is what the Intellicast man says.  Who really knows, it’s Texas.

So the Big Red Car gets an email — haha, the Big Red Car gets an email — from an Old Sport who asks:

“Hey, Big Red Car, this C Level Employment Agreement stuff is great for a CEO but what about us guys in the cubes?  We ain’t chopped liver, we’re software engineers, SEO experts and the like.  How do we get some diluted CEO love?”

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05/10/13

“C” level employment agreement provisions

Big Red Car here.  Nice quiet early morning, let’s me compose my thoughts.  We had a thunderstorm last night and the yard is strewn with twigs and leaves.  Lots of lightning.  Big Red Car loves lightning.  It seems to energize my personality and make me excited.  There is nothing in the world like an excited Big Red Car.  Haha, Big Red Car, you crack yourself up, don’t you?

So The Boss is working with a couple of his CEOs and they are looking for some guidance as to how they should define their relationship with their company — an employment agreement.

In once instance, the CEO is selling his company and is being retained by the new owners.  The new owners want to ensure that the CEO does not wander off and start another company, so they are both wanting to get something done.  And, why the Hell not, Big Red Car?

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05/7/13

Strategy v Tactics v Objectives

Big Red Car here.  Going to be a great day in the ATX and why the Hell not?  On Earth as it is in Connecticut?  No, dear friends, on Earth as it is in Texas!

So, The Boss is laying out how to build the fundamental intellectual building blocks of a new company.  Have you been paying attention?  Yes, you have, Grasshopper and the Big Red Car appreciates it very much.  Thank you.

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