Present Thoughts on Advertising

My evolution as a business owner began in the most primary of schools… commodities. The term “marketing” on a row crop farm meant committing one’s self to a price –be it a present cash price, or a future’s contract and an unknown basis. No advertising required. No salesmanship required. My exploration off the farm began Read more about Present Thoughts on Advertising[…]

Notes & Commentary on “Common Stocks & Uncommon Profits” by Phil A Fisher (with applications to private companies)

I recently re-read Phil A Fisher’s classic, “Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits.” After first speed-reading a book, I return to those I think worthwhile, and the second time through take notes. On subsequent times I refine my notes. Below are my refined notes after several re-reads. Most of the words are the authors. Any errors Read more about Notes & Commentary on “Common Stocks & Uncommon Profits” by Phil A Fisher (with applications to private companies)[…]

Patience to Read Something Not Yet Understood

Last night at Toastmasters a friend named Sazzadur delivered a speech on active listening, inspired by Julian Treasure. He said most of us hear but do not listen. We must engage our minds on the subject at hand to truly comprehend. Afterward I thanked him and told the story of the ‘Invisible Gorilla’ where a Read more about Patience to Read Something Not Yet Understood[…]