11/5/13

Are You Ready?

Big Red Car here.  Bit gloomy but we have a chance of rain for the next couple of days and that’s a good thing.  We are ready for some rain.

So The Boss is talking to several of his brilliant CEOs and finds a common theme — they express regret that they have not been already doing something that they have just now started doing that is particularly effective.

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11/1/13

In Praise of Pressure Washing

Big Red Car here.  Ahhh, lots of rain and a bit cooler.  Hell, it’s 51F right now but it’s going to 84F this afternoon and the sun is going to shine for a week or so.  Ahh, bring the sun to the Big Red Car and let me bask in its glory.

So, through the years I have watched The Boss do his thing.  And one of the things The Boss does is pressure washing.  [Haha, I know what you’re thinking but this is a serious matter nonetheless.  Yes, Old Sport, pressure washing.]

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10/23/13

Troy H Middleton, Citizen Soldier

Big Red Car here.  Well, you know what I’m going to say — right?  On Earth as it is in Austin, Texas, ya’ll, cause it’s just about perfect here in the ATX.

So The Boss is finishing up reading about his tenth book on the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.  He gets fixated on something in his reading — last time it was the masonry design of Irish castles, haha — and he just reads and studies it in depth and extracts the learnings like he was squeezing an orange to make orangeade.

You do love orangeade, right?  Bit of simple syrup, bit of peel, bit of something fizzy and fresh squeezed oranges.  Fresh, Old Sport, fresh.

Read carefully, friends, this will all circle back to entrepreneurial decision making but you’re going to have to stay on the horse for the entire journey.

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09/13/13

Vision Clarity

Big Red Car here.  Been a bit lazy lately what with The Boss out of town and the house sitter running me ragged.  I love the house sitter because he works me like a rented mule and keeps company with some very attractive young ladies.  He has an outstanding vision of how things ought to be with a lot of pool time and a lot of cruising with his babes.

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07/25/13

The Character Traits and Skills of the Successful CEO — Discipline

Big Red Car here.  I guess you’re getting tired of hearing about the warm, sunny weather here in the ATX.  It is July, ya’ll, and it is typical for these times.  Today will be another beautiful day in paradise.  On Earth as it is in Texas!

So The Boss is talking to one of his CEOs and the CEO says:  “Hey, I’ve got a situation which calls for a bit of discipline.  Any advice?”

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