“Man will do many things to get himself loved. He will do all things to get himself envied.” Mark Twain
No man buys a Lamborghini to get to work… If you can’t have things everybody can’t have, what the hell is the point of being rich? Dan S. Kennedy
Failures that drive you into new directions are often the most productive forces for invention.
The heart pacemaker, microwave ovens, penicillin, and vulcanized rubber, are all inventions that are the profound results of failures and accidents. Failure cracked the road open, and in that failure, the inventors had the fortitude to recognize it. MJ DeMarco
Angel investors never invest in business plans – they invest in people with track records of execution.
That is you best business plan! So, if you really want to get funding for your business, get out and make your idea tangible. Give investors something they can see, touch, and feel. Give investors a glimpse of your execution, because this is what creates speed on the Fastlane.” MJ DeMarco
Despite Gore’s predictions of up to 20 feet of sea level rise in the future in ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, sea level rise has been progressing at only about 1 inch per decade for over 150 years, a process that is mostly natural because it predates the Industrial Revolution.
Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D., An Inconvenient Deception
The most successful people very deliberately choose those they associate with.
Unsuccessful people associate with whoever circumstances randomly send their way. Just because a person has purchased the house next to yours doesn’t mean he is worthy of spending time with. When flying commercial, I rarely saw benefit in choosing conversation with the person randomly plunked next to me versus the author of a book I […]
In some cases, you will have to negotiate your price in order to reach an agreement but follow the rule of reciprocal concessions.
Get tough by explaining, “When I cut price, I also have to cut somewhere else.” You can cut price, but you also have to withdraw the warranty. You can cut price, but their order goes to the end of the shipping queue. You can cut price, but you have to charge per call for technical […]