Feb 092013
 

The E-Myth Revisited.
Michael E. Gerber.
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I have read this book before but it was a long time ago. Hoping to get some good ideas and motivate myself at the office.

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The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
by Michael E. Gerber
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: 03/03/1995
ISBN-10: 0887307280
ISBN-13: 978-0887307287
Started: 01/22/2013
Finished: 02/08/2013
Source: Mid-Columbia Library
Reason: Business Motivation
Format: e-book

Publisher Synopsis

In this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed. He then shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.


Author Info

Michael E. Gerber is a true legend of entrepreneurship. Inc. Magazine called him "the World's #1 Small Business Guru." He started over 40 years ago addressing a significant need in the small business market: businesses owned primarily by people with technical skills but few business skills, and no place to go to get meaningful help. Over the years, Michael E. Gerber's companies have helped tens of thousands of small business owner-clients to successfully transform their businesses into world-class operations.

Mr. Gerber's latest books are The Most Successful Small Business in the World, Awakening the Entrepreneur Within, The E-Myth Enterprise, The E-Myth Mastery, The E-Myth Manager, along with co-authored E-Myth Vertical books The E-Myth Attorney, The E-Myth Accountant, The E-Myth Optometrist, The E-Myth Chiropractor, The E-Myth Financial Advisor and soon to be released The E-Myth Landscape Contractor and The E-Myth Architect.




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Feb 092013
 

Lone Wolf.
Jodi Picoult.

This was an enjoyable book to have read to me as I walked the dog each morning for the past 2 weeks. Fiction is the best use for an audio book and I find myself looking forward to my walk each day.

It is a story of family. Warts and all. It is a story of how, even when we know what we should do, we fail. It is a story of secrets. Secrets that break a family apart. Secrets that are hidden to protect yet destroy. It is a story of love and redemption. Yes, it is a story of family.


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Feb 092013
 

Cougar in Howard Amon Park

I was asked by the City of Richland’s Park Ranger if I could get her a photo of the new cougar statue at the north end of Howard Amon Park for the Geocaching Coin Challenge the city would be sponsoring later this year. As the sun was setting I located the statue and took a couple of photos but was rushing too much to beat the disappearance of the light. Still, I am happy with this shot.


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Feb 072013
 

Just in case you ever doubted the 10th Doctor’s explanation….

People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to affect, but actually, from a non-linier, non subjective point of view it is more like a big ball of wibbily wobbly timey wimey…stuff
From “Blink” 2007


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Feb 062013
 

Shooting Blanks.
Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman.
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The authors answer the many arguments usually posed against the individual ownership of firearms, concealed carry, and the individual rights protected by the second amendment. They seem to deal factually with the issues but this may just be how it appears to me since I agree with their positions.

The book is an easy read, almost like a FAQ for the 2nd Amendment, giving a common question that people have about guns, gun ownership, and gun usage then providing a thorough answer incorporating relevant facts and statistics. This is a book that every gun owner should read as well as those who don’t like guns so they can refute the authors’ arguments.

I would like to read a book taking the pro gun-control side, If you know of one that is not just a screed against guns and gun owners, let me know (especially if you can loan it to me).

Book Info

Shooting Blanks: Facts Don't Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd
by Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman
Publisher: Merril Press
ISBN-10: 093678363X
ISBN-13: 978-0936783635
Started: 01/01/2013
Finished: 01/12/2013
Source: Mid-Columbia Library
Reason: I was looking for some books on gun control from the library. I decided to read this one first because it is the most recent book they have and from the table of contents it appears to answer many of the questions I hear people asking.
Format: Paperback

Publisher Synopsis

Another timely expose by Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman. They debunk the so-called facts that the gun ban crowd uses to try to push through more regulations and more laws and file more law suits to take away the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.


Author Info

Alan Gottlieb is recognized as a member of the working press, maintaining active membership in the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in American Politics.Alan has appeared on over 3,000 TV and radio talk shows, including the Lehrer News Hour, ABC's 20/20, CNN Crossfire, Fox TV, NBC Today Show, Larry King Live and Good Morning America.Alan is also President of KBNP in Portland, KITZ in Seattle and KSBN in Spokane and Chairman of the Board of Talk America Radio Network with more than 700 affiliates coast-to-coast.Dave Workman is a career journalist, freelance writer and author. Now senior editor for the Second Amendment Foundation, he spent 21 years as a senior editor and writer at Outdoor Empire Publishing. Workman began his career running a small-town newspaper and "stringing" for the Associated Press. Over the years, his byline has appeared in several newspapers and publications.

Dave Workman is an award winning outdoor writer who has authored numerous books. His articles appear in several outdoor publications that include Fishing & Hunting News, Gun Week, Gun World as well as newspapers coast-to-coast such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.




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Feb 032013
 
Page: 46
Although we’re using RTM to manage our action items, still Evernote will be a daily-used source for lists and notes we’ll reference throughout the day. All the daily & weekly summary lists as well as goal-oriented notes, I keep in a stack at the top of other other stacks called !GTD. Maybe someday I’ll think of a prettier name, but for now, this communicates what it’s about.

Keeping a seperate list for routine daily and weekly chores seems counterintuitive until you realize that the daily list is really just a reminder of the daily habits you are trying to build. Your actual to-do list contains non-routine tasks.

Based on the suggestion of this book, I pulled my daily routines into a seperate list and now find it much easier to get both done.


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Feb 022013
 

Keyboard shortcuts help you save time by allowing you to never take your hands off the keyboard to use the mouse. To use them, you'll first have to turn them on by going to “Settings” and selecting “Keyboard shortcuts on” in the General tab. Then, these keys will perform these actions:
 c – compose new email
 / – moves your cursor to the search bar so you can search your archives
 n – moves to select the next message (hit to open it)
 p – moves to select the previous message (hit to open it)
 u – returns you to your inbox from viewing an open email
 e – archives the email you are viewing or have selected
 r – reply
 f – forward

For more keyboard shortcuts, see Google's official list.

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There were a couple of Gmail shortcuts I had not used before that seem very useful. The ‘r’ and ‘f’ are too obvious and are going to be so useful. I have always used ‘j’ and ‘k’ for next & previous but ‘n’ and ‘p’ are more easily remembered for most folk. The other shortcut I see using a lot is the ‘/’ since I am always filtering my mail looking for something.

Thanks Mystie!


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