Jeff Bezos on Regret Minimization

I often share with friends and coworkers that Jeff Bezo's "Regret Minimization Framework" had a great influence on my life and how I make important decisions. After several years of looking, I was able to locate the actual video I watched that had such an influence on my life. In the video, Jeff Bezos describes […]

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Why do Entrepreneurs exists?

Over the past 15 years, I've been blessed to start 5 businesses. Two were started while attending college (Thompson Lawncare and Pro-Seal Asphalt Sealcoating) and three started since graduating college (ACT! Certified, Think Outsource, Inc. and Jennex, LLC.)  Through the development and growth of these businesses, my understanding and respect for Entrepreneurship as a profession has grown immensely.

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Didn't You Always Vote Democratic?

Several political pundits have stated over the last few years that the United States' political climate has seen a large increase in the political divisiveness between Republicans and Democrats and that the country has never been "so divided." Today, I will share evidence that the political divide existed over 40 years ago and why dissension should actually […]

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Transitioning from Explorer to Exploiter

Note: To read the latest version of this article, click here. Recently, I studied the company Edward Jones Investments and I have come to appreciate the success of Edward Jones's business model. In my December 19th 2008 post called Qualities and Role of the Entrepreneur, I shared a quote regarding entrepreneurship from Joseph Schumpeter on the importance of […]

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Qualities and Role of the Entrepreneur

Recently, I ran across a thought-provoking statement regarding entrepreneurship. Joseph Schumpeter, one of the world's greatest economists and author of the 1942 book Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, summarized the qualities and role of the entrepreneur as follows:

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What Angel Investors Want Now

My friend and fellow entrepreneur, Jarret Hamstreet, shared with me an informative article from a recent issue of BusinessWeek regarding Angel Investors. Here is an excerpt: Competition for startup cash is tougher than ever, and companies that might have sought venture capital in the past are turning to angels. The article also includes insight from […]

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Plain English from Warren Buffett

I enjoy reading and hearing comments from Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. I find his business insight educational and candid. During our MBA studies, we have studied how to attempt to comprehend the often complex financial statements published by companies. The financial statements include the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow along with […]

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An Evening with E. & J. Winery

Recently, I had the honor of attending an E. & J. Gallo Winery wine tasting at The Arizona Inn in Tucson, Arizona. E. & J. Gallo visited Arizona as part of their partnership with The University of Arizona Eller MBA program. I was excited to meet E. & J. Gallo's team because of my experience […]

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Left Lane Popularity in Tucson

Shortly after arriving in Tucson, I recognized that local residents utilize the left lane of our two lane highways more than the right lane. During my commutes to school, I often find myself alone in the right lane as other cars pack the left lane. I can't help but wonder why? "Is there an Arizona […]

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From the book 'Made To Stick'

In our Communication class at Eller MBA, we recently studied the Six Principles of Sticky Ideas from Made To Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. I am a fan of the book and wanted to share some of Chip's and Dan's insight below.

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