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Jun'16

The Moral Dilemma

Question:  How would you define the role of personal values/ responsibility in the daily operations of a corporation?

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25

Jun'16

Developing Software

Question: I’ve got a start-up and we are having difficulties as we try to get our beta out by the end of the month. I have 2 developers currently who are unpaid, however I find their pace to be too slow to complete on time. In terms of organization, I task everything with incredible precision, so they know everything that’s due, but things aren’t getting done. What do I do?

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09

Jun'16

Should I form a Charity?

Q: Should I set up my ministry as a non profit corporation? If so, should I or my corporation own it?

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09

Jun'16

Advising People about Investing

Q:  I’m thinking of starting an LLC/partnership with my friend and investing his money. I would get paid a percentage of whatever profits I make.

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08

Jun'16

How do you approach retail stores to sell your products?

Q: Do you approach the retail stores directly? Or do people usually approach distributors who would do the work of product placement in the market?

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16

Sep'15

What’s the Best Way to Analyze a Product or Market?

Short answer: diligently.   If you are going to research a market, you need to understand that market from all aspects. Most people don’t do that, and as a result, their success or failure is often a matter of luck.

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16

Sep'15

The Present Value Conundrum

You’re working on a project… and you have a stream of future cash flows… what’s it worth today?  That’s the “Present Value of Future Cash Flows” problem, or PV for short.  There are a lot of easy ways to calculate it, too.  Just use the PV function in Excel.  Sounds simple, until you get to the “discount rate.”

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15

Sep'15

Crazy Work Ethics? Are you a Workaholic?

What’s a crazy work ethic? Workaholic?  They come in all varieties.   Most of us would imagine the driven entrepreneur who works um-teen hours a day, every day.  But that stereotype is not descriptive.  When it comes to “over-working”  the craziness usually involves an inordinate amount of time spent at work.

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Sep'15

20

Nov'14

ABZ Planning and El Capitan

On the north side of Yosemite Valley, near the western end, there is a vertical rock formation named El Capitan. It’s considered one of the most challenge rock faces to climb up and is a favorite among advanced rock climbers.

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