Big Red Car here after an afternoon of menial labor. I like menial labor, I do.
So, today we talk about how a startup, a small business, or a medium size business deals with energy.
First, there are energy sources and energy sinks. An energy sink is an absorber of energy. We will come back to this issue of energy sinks. Now, we focus on creating, maintaining, and multiplying energy.
Here is an example of a dragon projecting energy, hence, the name “dragon energy.” Haha, Kanye and Donald, both DRAGON ENERGY.
Fire breathing dragons are sources of energy. Usually, they have eaten burritos with jalapenos.
Every enterprise is, essentially, an energy equation. Let’s apply that to business, shall we?
Big Red Car here. Nice cold morning with lot of cloud cover. The Boss took me out for a quick run to a morning coffee meeting. I love getting up early and hitting the road even if it is for some corporate coffee — that would be Starbucks.
So he was visiting with a friend and the subject of Voomly.com came up. The Boss is getting into Voomly.
Big Red Car here. The Boss is back in town and he is back to business full steam ahead. It is nice to see him so busy as he has been at the beach, in the mountains on the East coast and skiing for Christmas. The last three months, he has been out of town a lot.
Now, he is back and I just might get a chance to blow out the cobwebs myself today if the rain holds off a bit.
This resurgence of activity got me thinking about the value and power of experience.
So The Boss is having a nice bourbon and gingerale with a pal of his and they get to talking about Boards of Directors. In particular, about Boards of startups or small private companies or small public companies. So, if you are on the Board of Exxon Mobil this is not for you but you can read it anyway and you will see the similarities.
The Boss has served on lots of Boards and is constantly being asked to serve on more. He likes serving on Boards as does his pal.
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.
The Boss was up early this morning meeting with a young entrepreneur who was in the midst of a startup. They got to talking about how difficult it was to raise money and to get his idea to market. Nice young guy full of piss and vinegar. Going to be a big success.