Romney Administration Review — A Critical Assessment

Big Red Car here on a football Saturday in the ATX. Lots of good games on the flatscreen today. There is nothing like a good weekend of college football particularly this year where there is no real dominate team — sorry Nick Satan.

So, President Romney has been in office for going on two years now and it is possible to catalog the profound changes that have occurred under his administration. Continue reading


Advising the Seasoned CEO

Big Red Car here. Had to get up at 4:00 am to get My Perfect Daughter to the airport to go back to NYC. Hey, I’m tired. I’m an old Big Red Car. Nah, I’m dong just fine.

So The Boss is talking to several of his brilliant CEO clients. They get on the subject of no longer being gangly startups and where they can get good advice as small and medium business CEOs.  Continue reading


Ebola is Not the President’s Fault

Big Red Car here. OMG, the ATX is perfect. How about 78F, low humidity, no clouds, the gentlest breeze? Yeah, you deserve some of that.

I’ve been over at ME Gene Johnson Garage getting some work done and so I haven’t seen The Boss in a week. The SOB thinks I’m on holiday. Continue reading


You Will Not Be A Startup Forever

Big Red Car here in the ATX and it’s ACL weekend #2, y’all. Austin City Limits is a huge music festival at Zilker Park which attracts 2.5 million fans annually — OK, that’s a lie it just seems like two and a half million. It’s a lot of people. In the old days when it was in September it used to be hot, dusty and dangerous. Now it’s in October and seems to attract torrential rains and frogs. Oh, well.

So The Boss was talking to four different CEOs and they got on the subject of when do you stop being a gangly, colt legged startup whose every transgression against common sense can be blamed on — It’s a startup, y’all! — and become a real company with real revenue and grown up leadership and management? Continue reading