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Everyone is self-employed

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net 1966 was a big year for me. I graduated from high school in May. I went to work in a factory the day after my 18th birthday in August, and in October of that year my wife … Continue reading

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Don’t treat everyone the same

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net   I know the title of this post must seem like blasphemy to some. In our politically correct, everyone gets a participation trophy world in which we live everyone expects to be treated alike. Some of our … Continue reading

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If it ain’t broke…break it.

 FreeDigitalPhotos.net Many of us have heard all our lives  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  It was a warning that messing with something that was working well might create more problems than it was worth.  That may have been good … Continue reading

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The good is often the enemy of the best

 FreeDigitalPhotos.net   A basic economic reality is that all resources are limited.  That includes your financial resources, your time, your manpower, your strengths, every resource you can think of.  With every decision there is an opportunity cost involved.  When you … Continue reading

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Going the Extra Mile

A friend of mine had a son who worked one summer with a Class A baseball team. His job was to care for the visiting team’s locker room. Part of that job required him to provide their meal on game … Continue reading

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The Power of a Dream

Although I don’t watch every episode I do occasionally enjoy watching Shark Tank.  The people who often have the greatest success on that program are people who have had a dream and have worked hard to see it happen.  They are … Continue reading

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Is there a better way to do your job?

 FreeDigitalPhotos.net In 1967 I enlisted in the US Navy and a year later was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise where I spent the next three years of my life.  I enjoyed many aspects of Navy life and may have made … Continue reading

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