01/26/17

Employee Retention, It Can Be Easy — CEOs Only

Employee retention, Big Red Car? Sounds boring, BRC.

Big Red Car here touring the great state of Florida — not me, The Boss. Come home, Boss. Get back to work.

So, The Boss is talking to a bunch of his CEOs — brilliant all — and the subject is key employee retention, which The Boss says is just employee retention, key and otherwise.

All of the CEOs say, “I’m a great CEO. Always looking, always scouting for talent, always hiring.”

“What,” asks The Boss, “does that have to do with keeping your people? Employee retention?”

They agree on the answer, “Nothing. It’s just another thing good CEOs are doing — talent spotting. Has nothing to do with keeping the people you already have.”

In 33 years of CEO-ing, you will learn a few things because if you can’t keep your people, you won’t be a CEO for very long. Boom!

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01/21/17

VMI — Inaugural Parade

Big Red Car here on a sunny Saturday in the ATX still enjoying the Inauguration, the Inaugural Parade, the Inaugural Balls. Talking VMI.

My favorite thing was the VMI (Virginia Military Institute) cadets, 1,500 strong, bringing up the rear of the parade. Saving the best for last in the their red caped overcoats with white crossed dykes, armed & dangerous.

This picture captures the Corps of Cadets waiting to be turned loose to march down the parade route toward the White House.

Imagine yourself amongst them. Waiting in anticipation having gotten up well before dawn and riding a bus to DC. Standing there with your M-14 and bayonet in your heavy overcoat with the blood red cape, talking to your classmates. Waiting to be a part of history you will remember for the rest of your life. Proud to be a VMI cadet and proud to be an American taking part in the peaceful transition of power which is America.

VMI cadets

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01/21/17

Mandatory Dancing Lessons in Trump’s America

Big Red Car here on the day after the end of an error and the beginning of an era. I hope you enjoyed the Inauguration ceremony. It was quite an event. Today, we talk dancing.

One thing is worthy of note in Trump’s America — there will have to be mandatory dancing lessons and it has to start with President Donald J Trump. Sorry, Mr. President, but a dancer you are not.

Melania Inaugural Ball dress

So, when your wife looks like this, you should take some dancing lessons, no? Please?

I know we hired you to be President and not a dancing gigolo, but still, sir, you failed to meet expectations. Just a friendly word from your biggest 1966 Impala Super Sport convertible supporter.

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01/17/17

Narcissists Exchanging Power

Narcissists, Big Red Car? Huh?

Bit of rain here in the otherwise perfect ATX — celebrating only two more days plus a wakeup until the Inauguration.

If you’re a soldier who has served overseas, you recognize the jargon. The days until the day you depart (DEROS — date of expected rotation from overseas) plus the requirement to wake up on that momentous day. So, there we have it — two days plus a wakeup and we get a new President.

In fact, we exchange the office of President between two narcissists. [OK, Big Red Car, I get it.]

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01/3/17

Bitcoin $2,100 — Prediction 2017

Bitcoin, Big Red Car — I thought you were a huge skeptic as it pertains to bitcoin. What gives?

Big Red Car here in Steamboat Springs where the temperature is a balmy 15F, brrrr! OK, I’m not really there, The Boss is. Me and the house sitter are in the wonderful ATX wherein we are headed for an afternoon of cruising with the top down. It’s going to be sunny and 75F. Haha, I love the ATX, y’all.

So, I was eavesdropping on a convo between The Boss and one of his confidants.

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01/2/17

Predictions 2017

Predictions made by a Big Red Car, who has an uncanny ability to see the future and to keep you informed about it, y’all. Here goes.

The year 2017 is going to be YOUR year, dear reader. This year, you hang the moon, run the table, draw successfully to the inside straight, and you win. Winning — 2017 is going to be a great year to be a winner.

Ahh, and here it is, y’all.

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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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