Last weekend Crystal and I went sand duning with our friends Matt and Michelle at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in southern Utah. The park is comprised of 3,730 acres of breathtaking pink coral-colored dunes, surrounded by red sandstone cliffs, blue skies, and deep emerald forests. Imagine pink sand dunes and lush pine trees. [...]
I just finished reading a Jeff Benedict’s book “How to Build a Business Warren Buffett Would Buy: The R. C. Willey Story.” If you don’t live in Utah, Nevada or Idaho, R.C. Willey is a chain of home furnishing super stores that dominates the markets it serves in those states.
R.C. Willey is famous for [...]
The following blog entry is a review of a movie I recently watched, titled Forever Strong.
Warning: The movies I like the best generally get poor reviews with movie critics. “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of my all-time favorite movies. I love the epic battle between good and evil and do not think it is [...]
One of my favorite scriptures describes a holy man named Moroni who lived during the year 72 B.C.:
If all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children [...]
Bill Gross is the founder of the IdeaLab business incubator, with sales exceeding $435 million. It is one only tech incubator that survived the dotcom crash in its original form. IdeaLab has built many different ventures, such as:
· GoTo/Overture (became Yahoo Search Marketing) – paid inclusion search engine that was renamed Yahoo! Search Marketing after [...]
Posted on May 7th, 2008 by Nathan Gwilliam
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The movie Amazing Grace is based on the true story of William Wilberforce who was elected a British MP (Member of Parliament) at the age of 21, and spent the rest of his life working as a reformer to end the British slave trade.
The Song “Amazing Grace”
When William Wilberforce was a child, his pastor was [...]
More than 15,000 hours were put into the Good to Great project by author Jim Collins and his team. In the research, they identified companies that had been following at or below the standard market performance for at least 15 years, and then had a huge increase, dramatically outperforming the market over a 15 year [...]
In Built to Last, the authors said:
In examining the history of visionary companies we were struck by how often they made some of their best moves not by detailed strategic planning, but rather by experimentation, trial and error, opportunism, and–quite literally accident.
This week I read an interview in Founders at Work with Paul Buchheit of [...]
We each have a serious problem. Everyone around us knows about our problem but us. The problem is that each of us cannot see that we have a problem. This is self-deception. Each of us engage in self-deception at times, and when we do, we live and work as if we are trapped in a [...]
All companies have goals, but many of the most successful companies set Big Hairy Audacious Goals (”BHAGs”). There is a big difference between merely having a goal, and being fully committed to a huge, daunting challenge–like a mountain to climb.
Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, [...]