We have always been and remain to this day a stanch believer in free markets and the entrepreneurial spirit. To that end, we frequently publish or share information which is intended to either inspire or enlighten multinational business owners to perspectives which they might otherwise be unaware of in hope of creating a competitive advantage. It is our contention that freedom and civil liberties simply cannot exist without free markets and those willing to take the risks necessary to build businesses. Further, our firm believes Entrepreneurship is nothing without first inspiration. In this section we will share our favorite books, articles, quotes and thoughts on being and staying inspired. We hope you find this area of our site to be of great assistance in your daily business endeavors and that you will visit it again and again.
Great Motivational Reads & Thought Provoking Blogs
The Winner Within by Pat Riley
With the Miami Heat winning the NBA championship we thought it worth looking again at this work by Pat Riley. Widely regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time, Riley is currently President of the NBA franchise. Written back in the early 1990’s the lessons that he offers within the pages of this book are still relevant. We especially appreciate his perspective on complacency and the evil that it can become to those that strive to achieve great things.
Social Media Marketing For Dummies by Shiv Singh
Social Media Marketing For Dummies is a good resource and a practical guide to accomplish low-cost online marketing strategies. It might not be the most thrilling book you read this summer but it does provide a very clear framework for understanding and approaching social media marketing.
3 Ways to Be a Success on Kickstarter
A blogger’s new analysis sheds light on what may contribute to a funding project’s success or failure.
A Better Way to Tax U.S. Businesses
by Mihir A. Desai, Harvard Business Review
“The worst of all worlds-high rates and a narrow base. In 1986, the year of the last significant tax reform, the U.S. corporate tax rate was lower than that of most developed countries. Today the top U.S. corporate rate of 35% is one of the world’s highest.
Monday was laundry day. At the start of every new week, you did your washing and ironing. That’s the way it was. On a bright and sunny day, if your clothes were not hanging by clothespins outside, a neighbor would call over and see if you were ill. After all, it’s Monday and that is what you did. Good, bad or indifferent we loved our habits. It was a simpler time and those days are gone… Read More
We all have an imaginary safe haven. From our youth to our senior years, we create a corridor allowing us to function within the daily perception of safety. Each individual expands and contracts this area through different experiences. Some of are content at 200 miles per hour circling a racetrack, while others will faint on a Ferris Wheel. Nevertheless, each person’s comfort zone is important for a sane and productive existence… Read More
They were looking for its president. It was a warm fall evening that often makes the Northeastern United States a wonderful place to be. The post football game party was going full throttle. Beer was flowing and apparently sparks from the flames of the backyard pig roast had gotten the neighbors’ attention. It was 1979, the sparks had reached the second story, and the fraternity president was yours truly… Read More
AMANDA BEARD has been a genuine phenomenon since she broke on to the World’s biggest stage at age 14, winning 3 swimming medals for Team USA at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games… Read More
Michele Smith started hosting American Thunder ten years ago and to some she is known as an American Motorcycle Icon. Starting out in the modeling world as a pin-up girl, Michele could be seen in Playboy, Muscle and Fitness, Swimwear USA, Swimwear International and Neue Revue… Read More
C&K: With your busy schedule and various business interests, that includes motivational speaking, personal training, TV and film projects, how frequently are you able to personal train and is it difficult to stay motivated?… Read More
C&K: Since retiring in 1994, how do you spend your time?
MA: Let’s say my plate is full! I have a relationship with Bridgestone, Firestone, Chevron, Texaco and others. Maybe a hundred days of my life are taken each year with those companies… Read More
The Dodger organization of the late 1970s and early 1980s was thought by many to be best in baseball. One thing is for sure, they won and did it often. Steve Garvey was one of the staples. It was my pleasure to speak with Steve pertaining to success after baseball… Read More
“Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it – his mind, his body, his heart – what’s life worth to him?” – Vince Lombardi
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important that any other thing”
– Abraham Lincoln
“We become what we think about.”
– Earl Nightingale
“People who reject the value of instant gratification and develop the skill of self-discipline are life’s real winners”
– Steve DeVore
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas Edison