This Week's Blogs | June 10 - 16, 2012
"Ernest Hemingway once said, "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." There's a long-held belief that average people are happier than smart people."
Source: Lisa Earle McLeod | How Smart People Can Get Better At Everything | June 2012
"I've been writing a blog or public journal post almost daily since July 2008. That's when I was diagnosed with cancer and first started writing in CaringBridge. For those who are interested, those posts are still live and if you want to read the entire saga, you can do so at the JoshPatrick journal section on my CaringBridge page. In March of 2010 I had done enough writing about cancer and was ready to transfer my writing to two business websites."
Source: Josh Patrick of Stage 2 Planning Partners | Making Your Life Better Blog | June 15, 2012
"The con man refers to his target as a "mark" - easy prey to be exploited. Private Equity (PE) guys are too polite to refer to their victims in such pejorative terms, but, as I learned this week from my friend Dewey Hammond, a partner at Chattanooga-based Four Bridges Capital Advisors, PE firms now have a saying for a business owner who is an easy target: The Proprietary Deal."
Source: John Warrillow | Built To Sell | June 14, 2012
"I don't understand baseball at all! Growing up in Taipei, I was familiar with the Little League World Series, making my memories of the game of baseball only as much as the Taiwanese Little League winning."
Source: Chia-Li Chien | Value Growth Institute | June 14, 2012
"I often write about what I think are traits that make a great advisor. For an engagement to work it's also important to have a great customer as well."
Source: Josh Patrick of Stage 2 Planning Partners | Making Your Life Better Blog | June 14, 2012
"I recently had a very interesting conversation with Chuck Richards, the CEO of CoreValue Software. Chuck is in the business of helping private business owners evaluate what drives value in their business and where there are gaps that can be filled."
Source: Josh Patrick of Stage 2 Planning Partners | Making Your Life Better Blog | June 13, 2012
"Many companies use either a user group or client advisory boards to help them improve their product offerings as well as have their customers help make their business better. Whether you use one or both will depend on your company's needs as well as the amount of time and resources you have to use on these types of projects."
Source: Josh Patrick of Stage 2 Planning Partners | Making Your Life Better Blog | June 12, 2012
"One of the activities that's really important in a business is to continually improve. The means when you don't understand ask a question, or when a mistake is made ask a question."
Source: Josh Patrick of Stage 2 Planning Partners | Making Your Life Better Blog | June 11, 2012
"If you've been paying attention over the past few years you'll know that I started MidasNation for two main purposes. First, I wanted to show business owners how to better compete in a global economy. Second, I wanted to get in position to acquire a large number of castoffs, starting in late 2012. I'll need some adult help meeting this second mission, so hang with me for a bit."
Source: Rob Slee | MidasMoments | June 11, 2012