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Sunday, October 22, 2006

How I got to where I am and why you can too! (That is, get to where you want to be, not get to where I am unless you want to... :)

(Thanks again for the kind words, Robert!) I recently got this comment via email and I thought I'd address it here (since it may or may not be useful to others): " [did] you [manage] to get where you're at in life, and how I can stumble myself in that direction." I think the key things for me have been determination (or some may call it hardheadedness... :), resourcefulness and my positive outlook. Regarding determination, one of the things that I am trying to teach my kids now is that "can't" is a bad word. Why? Because in my eyes it is! There are very few things that you are not able to do and in those cases those are the words I try to use: "I am not able to..." But, for the most part I often hear people say "can't" when they don't want to or are afraid to do something. My kids are a prime example. This past summer, I taught my oldest daughter, who was 7 at the time, to ride her bike. (Well, now that I think about it, I didn't really teach her, I encouraged her, but you catch my drift...) At the beginning she was saying that she couldn't do it and that she would fall, etc. etc. I told her that she could do it and reminded her that can't is a bad word. So reluctantly, she started trying and before you know it, she was riding by herself! (Within a couple of weeks, she started riding my son's, her older brother's bike.) The moral is that you are the only thing or person holding yourself back. Got something you've been wanting to do, but haven't done it because you don't know how, are afraid to or any other excuse? Now's the time to do it! Among the worst excuses I hear is I don't have time. Why is this one of the worst? Because you can always make time for things that you really want to do. For example, right now, I'm blogging from my Treo while on the way to the King of Prussia Mall in PA. (And no, I'm not driving in case you are wondering, my wife's driving. :) Why? Because I enjoy it! What else could I be doing? Sleeping (though I did snooze for a few minutes...) So what are you putting off that you could be doing instead of sleeping or watching 24, Lost or Survivor? Succeed! eMarv

Friday, September 08, 2006

How not to succeed! or alienate any potential customers

Inman News - Anti-Do-It-Yourself Site I saw this on the Inman Blog and I must say that I was very disappointed! What do you think?

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Idea: YouTube or Google Video booths

I havent been very good about posting but I wanted to post this idea before I forget.

With the expansion of personal videos on the Internet, I thought why not have video booths at malls & other places like there are picture booths.

They can be placed close to areas where there is normally a high concentration of young people like close to movie theaters.

So what do you think? Could it work?


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

What is work? - Chapter 1 - How to Stifle Innovation

First of all, work is a place for business whether your business is a commercial business or government, profit or non-profit. Employees are there to work. And in a business, employees must solely focus on their work. There should be no time for play or distractions. Work is not supposed to be fun. After all it is in fact work. And employees can't be working if they are having fun.

In addition, there must be a clear cut separation between employees' work & personal lives. In this regard, there should be no fraternization between managers and workers. Managers & workers must know their place in the food chain and not let personal lives interfere with work.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

How to stifle innovation book idea

I am thinking about starting to write a book about how to stifle innovation. (Naturally, for those that don't know me, I am all for innovation. :) The reason why I want to take this approach is because I want to use some of my experiences supporting government clients and how they stifle innovation to show readers what not to do. So in future postings, I expect to continue to write about the potential chapters in the book. What do you think? Do you think this will work?

Thursday, June 22, 2006

What would happen if everyone told the truth?

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Thinking about joining a startup?

Bona tempora volvantur--by Guy Kawasaki: Nine Questions to Ask a Startup

Make sure you read Guy Kawasaki's blog post on the 9 questions if you are thinking about joining a startup. It could mean millions for your if the company is extremely successful...

Hope this helps let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

New Idea Hunt for General Mills

From: Date: 3/7/06 2:39 pm

To Our Inventor Network:

We're looking for innovative ideas for General Mills in the category of fun, healthy kids' snacks. Ideas will be evaluated for licensing contracts, and merchandise prizes will be awarded. Deadline for the Hunt is April 25, 2006.

*GENERAL MILLS HUNT FOR FUN, HEALTHY KIDS' SNACKS General Mills is seeking fun, innovative kids' snacks that are wholesome and shelf stable. Snacks should appeal to kids ages 4-12 and their moms. Key characteristics: snacks should be innovative, nutritious, tasty to kids, fun and interesting, convenient, portable, require only simple or no preparation, need no refrigeration, and make minimal mess.

For complete guidelines and entry forms, please visit ----------------------------------------------------------

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(C)2006 Big Idea Group

Monday, February 27, 2006

Tips in Traffic (Be Efficient) - Feb 27, 2006

One of the books that I recently finished reading that directly addresses efficiency is Time Traps where the author provides tips & strategies on how to manage tasks (not time) more efficiently. (The book is geared specifically for salespeople, but I think a lot of the tips apply to everyone.)

One of the more memorable things that was noted is that people waste time doing unnecessary tasks. (I must admit that I am guilty of this but I'm working on it. :) One example presented in the book is faxing. How many times have you stood in front of a fax machine trying & retrying to send something. These types of tasks should be delegated to others as much as possible. If you don't have anyone working for you, then at least make sure you have something important to do while you are waiting for the fax to go through.

So take a look at your daily activities and see where you can squeeze more out what you are doing. I'm sure you already know of some things you do that waste time (e.g. check email & voice mail every 5 minutes, chat with a buddy when you have something, etc.). So limit or stop doing those activities! You'll be happy you did!

Happy Monday & succeed NOW!

Marvin Corea

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Tips in Traffic (Persevere) - Feb, 21, 2006

I went with the family to see Curious George this past Saturday. (It was ok, but not in the same league as Ice Age, Finding Nemo, etc. At least the kids enjoyed it! :) The main character outside of George is The Man in the Yellow Hat (TMITYH). He was told that the museum where worked was closing so he set out to saving it. He didn't know how and then came up with the idea of finding an ancient statue. He did not have any expeditionary experience, but this did not stop him from continuing his mission. He persevered and overcame his shortcomings and saved the museum.

Now you probably may not be saving any museums anytime soon (maybe you are :), but having the ability to persevere will take you a very long way. For example, it can help you land a job or a contract that you've been seeking.

One thing that you have to be careful of though is not to be a pest. to prevent this from happening make sure you give people enough time to respond or react to your request. For example, when trying to find a position, do send your resume through traditional channels, e.g. via the company website. (Most people will stop here.) However, there are several other things you can do to persevere and get your resume in front of the decision makers. Here's a few: -tap your network to see if you have any friends of friends that work at the company -call the company, find out as much info about the company and position as possible (you should actually do this before sending your resume through traditional channels) -find out who the hiring & HR managers are, who is the ultimate decision maker, then contact them, ask for informational interviews -be polite, sincere and courteous in all of your interactions with the company's people, you never know who will have a hand in the decision to hire new people

These are just a few things that you can do to get hired, but as you can see it takes perseverance especially if you don't have an inside connection.

Everything else being equal, those that persevere are the ones that will usually come out on top.

I'd be interested in hearing any of your perseverance-related stories. Please share them!

Succeed NOW! . Marvin

PS I started this tip on the road, but I couldn't finish it because I needed to concentrate on the road. :) So I finished this tip at home.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Tips in Traffic (Be Confident) - Feb, 16, 2006

Luckily (for me at least), my wife got over the fact that I didn't give her a V-day gift. She got her revenge during our Aikido class last night though... Ouch! (Anyone have any ben-gay? :)

Now onto the tip... Be Confident! Confidence goes a long way especially when interviewing. Confidence, enthusiasm & sincerity can make a world of difference (at least if you are speaking in public or want to work with good companies, (shameless plug) like my own).

Normally, when we (at Esenai) interview folks, we do a phone interview first. One of the reasons why is to get a feel or first impression for candidates. This is a great opportunity for candidates to shine. People can show a little personality and actually demonstrate their confidence. We are able to get an idea of a candidate's confidence level by listening to how the candidate talks (tone) in addition to what the candidate says.

So be confident! And if you are interviewing, make sure you have a cheering squad that will get your confidence up before the big show! It can make the difference in getting the job or not. Don't have a cheering squad, you say, then read something inspirational or motivational like (another shameless plug) The Succeed Network! blog.

I know you can do it, you must know that you can do it and you will do it!

Succeed NOW!

Marvin Corea

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Tips in Traffic (Say thank you) - Feb 15, 2006

I am not a big fan of Valentine's Day, so even though I usually get my wife something, I didn't this year. Big mistake! I should have made sure we were both on the same sheet of music. Naturally, my wife was upset... :( Don't make the same mistake, talk with your loved one to make sure they are not expecting something. Don't make the same mistake I made! :)

Now on to the tip... 3 words: Say Thank You!

This is so easy to do, we often forget. For example, while driving & someone let's you pass, just a quick hand in the air will do the trick. (If you are too cool, then throw up a peace sign. You know how, make a V with your index & middle fingers.)

A thank you will go a long way especially when someone has has a long & thankless day. A sincere thank you will normally lift that person's spirit. It doesn't cost a thing & can make a world of difference!

Thanks for reading!

Succeed NOW! Marvin Corea

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Tips in Traffic (Tell the Truth!) - Feb 14, 2006

First of all, Happy Valentine's Day! So did Halmark really create Valentine's Day?

No matter... Here's the tip: Tell the truth! Be candid. I am not implying that you should be mean. In contrast, be respectful and tactful. Approach it from a constructive criticism standpoint with emphasis on the constructive part of it! Think of how you would want to be approached if someone was telling YOU that you are wrong and be more sensitive than that.

From the DC beltway....

Succeed NOW! Marvin

Friday, January 27, 2006

To network or not to network, that shouldn't even be the question

Let me define networking by mentioning what it is not: -It is not a one way street, e.g. you should not be asking others what they can do for you, you should be asking what you can do for them. (sound familiar...) -It is not about simply passing your business card to every living being in a social gathering. (That is the networking equivalent of spamming. People will think "who the heck is this person" & look for the nearest trash can. I've actually done that & it doesn't work! :) What you should do is get to know people a little and ask them what their interests are, what they are looking for and how you could be of assistance. Some of you may think that you have nothing to offer someone else (though this is not valid excuse since you can find practically anything you could ever want on the Internet), but if you at least know what the person is looking for, you can get back to him/her if you come across something that could be useful to the person. You can't really go too wrong on this because (especially if the person is a subordinate or peer) s/he knows that you are at least thinking about him/her. (Now you shouldn't send irrelevant & useless information too often since you will appear to be clueless. :) -It is not about being impatient & expecting the next $100 million contract from the first person you meet. You need to build trust in order for your network to be effective & building trust takes time. -It is not about waiting till you need something from someone to start talking to the person. By that time it is unlikely that that person will be willing to give you what you need. However, if you have already been speaking with the person and, even better, have already helped them out, they are much more likely to help you out. It's human nature. Of course you will come across bad apples that only take and never give, but the benefits of helping others far outway the drawbacks of dealing with selfish people on occasion. -It is not about taking as much as possible without giving anything back. You will quickly establish the reputation of being a selfish person. -It is not about making false promises about what you will do and then never follow through. You will again obtain a bad reputation as someone who makes false promises or essentially is a liar. If you can't help someone, let the person know & if possible refer the person to someone that may be able to help. You are then at least seen as someone who is honest and respectful of others' time. -It is not about waiting for people to come to you. It is about you finding others who you can help and who maybe in the future can help you.

In essence, networking is about giving without conditions or guarantees. (There is a little more to it than that but you will learn more as you go.)

Happy networking & let me know how I can help you? :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Are you an Entrepreneur raising capital for your Start-up?


Then the Chicago Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) Venture Forum would like to hear from you!

The CEC Venture Forum is looking for companies who are raising Venture Capital and are interested in presenting at our next Venture Forum in February (date is yet TBD). After the forum, the CEC will follow-up with investors to determine their interest in the companies, to coordinate follow-up meetings, and to provide guidance through the financing process.

Through the Venture Forum and other sources of financial assistance, CEC clients have raised over $15 million in financing over the last 18 months.

If you are or know of a business in the Chicago-land area that is interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Melissa Talarico, Program Director for the CEC at:

Melissa Talarico

Phone: (312) 494-6728

Fax: (312) 494-0196

Email :

Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center

330 N. Wabash. Suite 2800

Chicago, IL 60611


Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Recommended books for 2006

The Wisdom of Crowds - a group of independent thinkers is better than the thinkers by themselves The Tipping Point - small things can make big differences & viral marketing Blink - trust your gut (when you know what you're doing) Freakonomics - how things are related that you wouldn't normally think are related (e.g. abortion & crime) Winning - the best chapter is the one on the dirtiest little secret in business: candidness Time Traps - create a team, stop doing unnecessary tasks (i.e. delegate) & start doing more productive tasks The Art of the Start - guide for starting (almost) any organization Rules for Revolutionaries - be different & innovative Never Eat Alone - it's all about relationships & helping others Good to Great - Built to Last - Rich Dad, Poor Dad - The Anatomy of Buzz : How to Create Word of Mouth Marketing The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century BEN JERRYS DOUBLE DIP: HOW TO RUN A VALUES LED BUSINESS AND MAKE MONEY TOO Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty : The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need Joy At Work: A Revolutionary Approach To Fun On The Job Trump Strategies for Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons for the Small Investor Sam Walton : Made In America Losing My Virginity : How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way - Richard Branson's and The Virgin Companies' story

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Surround yourself with positive people that will encourage you to do your best

If you want to grow personally & professionally, you need to surround yourself with positive people who will keep you motivated when you are feeling down & give you that extra push when you need it. If you have kids, I'm sure you've probably heard that positive reinforcement is good for kids. Well guess what? It is also good for adults!

Negative people are really draining. Try to stay away from them as much as possible.

BTW, I am not saying that you only need to be around yes people. You should also avoid these. You need positive people who will be candid with you about what you are doing & provide you with constructive criticism that will help you keep going forward.

Good luck! I'm sure you will have a successful new year (especially if you read this blog regularly :)!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Spy Kids

Start training them early!

From 12/28 MIT's Technology Review: The National Security Agency's "CryptoKids" website uses cartoon characters to recruit future codemakers and codebreakers.

Investments you can make in your future

I just bought Todd Duncan's book, High Trust Selling. Even though this book is geared toward salespeople, I thought that a lot of it applies to anyone that wants be successful.

I came across The Law of the Shareholder chapter & thought I'd share the investments he describes. Here they are: 1) Invest in your relationships with those you love 2) Invest in a long-term personal-development program 3) Invest in a ... coach 4) Invest in a competent right-hand assistant 5) Invest in your personal image 6) Invest in a personal financial plan - get a great accountant 7) Invest time in an exercise program 8) Inesst in a client-retention program - for those not in sales, think of your client as the person or organization you work for 9) Invest in a library 10) Invest in technology

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Time Traps

I started reading this book yesterday & I've got to say that I've already had some good ideas about what I need to do to manage my tasks (not time). The primary one is that I need to expand my team.

I currently am in need of a part-time assistant that can help me with real estate related activities. Know of anyone that is high-energy that could help in the Baltimore area? Feel free to email me.

Squidoo - Where everyone's an expert!

I recently found Squidoo and thought that the concept was interesting. I think this might comparable to Yahoo 360 but Squidoo is probably more for professionals.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


from Since Sliced Bread is a national call for fresh, common sense ideas. A call for ideas that will strengthen our economy and improve the day-to-day lives of working men and women and their families. It’s also a place where ordinary Americans and experts alike can discuss the important economic issues of our times. Our goal: An America where the American Dream is alive and well in the new global economy of the 21st Century. Global competition and the fast-changing world of work create opportunities and challenges that require bold thinking from political leaders. Not only is Washington not delivering, but policies are made without talking to ordinary Americans — yet who is better equipped to offer common sense ideas? Since Sliced Bread seeks ideas that are original and creative, have the best chance of practical success and would most effectively: * Grow the economy * Create good-paying jobs that allow people to raise a family, afford health insurance, pay for their children’s college education, get additional training and save for retirement * Encourage existing companies to expand and entrepreneurs to start new ones. Finally, keep in mind who should benefit from the ideas — whom this contest is about. Since Sliced Bread is also changing the way Washington works. It’s an unprecedented effort to give ordinary Americans — people who are rarely asked for ideas on how to fix the economy — the chance to offer theirs. We’re serious about wanting to change the way policy ideas emerge. Since Sliced Bread is so serious about finding and rewarding good ideas that a panel of respected thinkers and community leaders will choose 21 finalists and public voting will determine the top three ideas. The winner receives a grand prize of $100,000 and our commitment to work to make the idea a reality. The two runners-up take home $50,000. All 21 ideas will be featured in a book to be published in 2006.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Seeking high-growth potential companies looking to change the world

I recently joined the Active Angel Investors network. (The group is led by John May, who has been at the forefront of the angel investor movement.) I must say that I am glad to have joined a diverse group of folks. This is really one (among many) of the benefits of joining an angel network, one is able to leverage the experiences of other members of the group. As far as my investment interests are concerned, I am interested in helping organizations as a senior advisor, board member and/or investor. (If as an investor, I'd prefer to also be a board member.) Ideal organizations are ones that want to make the world a better place and have high growth potential. If I cannot help you and your organization is compelling, I can most likely refer you to someone who can. Feel free to contact me.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Give! or Pay it forward!

More than I continue to read and meet more people, I really believe that in order to receive, one should give without expecting anything in return. This is a true paradox because conventional thinking would have you think that you should try to actively obtain as much of whatever you are trying to gather without necessarily worrying about giving to others. One prime example of giving without expecting to receive is my Army buddy, Joel. He is a very successful business developer that attributes his success to giving to others without expecting anything in return. The reason why he says that it works is because others see that he is willing to share information that they would otherwise not have and they in turn do the same. Needless to say, he has inspired me to become more giving. I think that that has become one of my purposes in life...Giving! I hope that you would also consider it. BTW, feel free to contact me if there's any way I can help you. Pay it forward!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

For people leaving the military

Start looking for work or at least seeing what's out there at least a year before your ETS (i.e. before you get out). You do not want to be in a situation where you have one month before you get out and you have nothing to jump into because that is when desperation will likely overcome you and many employers do not necessarily want someone that is desperate. In addition, it may take some companies a few months before they are able to hire you because of their layers of management and hiring system. I will give you my situation so you can know of one way to do it: It must have been probably January of 2000 and I was tired... Why you may ask? Because my job was becoming boring and it was not challenging. I had just returned from being in the Defense Attache Office in Hanoi, Vietnam (where the job was not incredibly exciting but at leat we got to experience Vietnam). I wanted to do something... something different. So I started exploring opps outside of the military at least a year before my ETS and applied for a position with Oracle Corporation (among others) about 4 months before my early out. Tarisa (my manager at Oracle) luckily saw something in me and hired and the rest is history...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Never be satisfied unless you want to be...

Once you feel you've reached the top and you feel satisfied, be prepared to come back down. Once you have reached the pinnacle of your (or your business') success, you are going back down. So what's my point? My point is that you should never reach your pinnacle. Once you see that your goal is in sight, you need to start looking at what to do next. Once you become satisfied or complacent where you are, you'll fall asleep and get passed up by the "tortoise" (those that are determined to succeed and do not accept being left behind). Why do you think there have been large companies that have disappeared after exising for decades? They grew complacent. Why do you think that some giants (like Wal-Mart, Citigroup, etc.) have continued to excel? They have been able to adjust to the times. There of course is more to it when dealing with companies because you have to look at the companies core ideology and philosophy, if there is any. (More on this idea - "preserve the core and stimulate progress" later.) But for individuals it is much easier because you control you. (I know some of you may debate this idea, but personally I believe it.) You can decide that your job is satifying, but not challenging and decide that you need more. I know what prevents you from doing it though. You are getting a decent paycheck and there is pretty good job security (at least that's what you think). But what is that decent paycheck and "security" really costing you? It could be costing you the opportunity of a lifetime because you are bound to your desk and not out doing what you really enjoy doing or not out networking, etc. What was say that you enjoy your job...well are you getting paid what you're worth? Why do you enjoy your job? Is it because it is easy? Don't be complacent. Don't take the easy way out. Is the job challenging and you love the challenge? If this is the case, ask yourself whether you are being paid for what you actually do. If you do things that are above and beyond what you should do you receive appropriate compensation and recognition for your effort? There is nothing wrong with asking for more of anything as long as you honestly believe you deserve. And if the company doesn't see the value you bring to the company you work for, start your own company. (I know this is easier said than done, but it is very fulfilling and you can take advantage of excellent tax benefits.) Whether you believe you can or cannot do whatever I've mentioned, you are right in either case. So it is really better IMO if you believe you can. Why not try? Don't be complacent and do something to continue your progress!

Monday, August 08, 2005

An email I received yesterday and my reply...

Here are the contents...Needless to say I was a bit perturbed! :) I'll post something here if I receive a reply. ***************************** Thank you for your interest . I appreciate your frankness, but I need some clarification. I don't understand what you mean when you state: " should be more aware of your prospective applicants who research your company thoroughly before submitting personal information that may be sold to another entity." What exactly are you suggesting? Anyway, why would anyone be interested in a company with "shady" business practices? If people don't believe what I state on my company's website then don't apply. Everything that is written on my website are my own thoughts and what I believe. Also, why do you have a Canadian Yahoo email address? Why would I give a complete stranger more information about the jobs I have? Thanks for your candor. I'd appreciate your feedback to clear up any misunderstandings. Marvin Corea President, Esenai Corporation --- wrote: > Hello - I am interested to know more about specific state-side > opportunities for HUMINT collectors that your company offers. The > opportunities in which I am interested are for personnel who have a > SECRET clearance only. No TS or SCI, just SECRET. > > I know many people with whom I work who would submit their resumes; > however, your job descriptions on are far > too broad. Also, your website makes your company appear shady and > very new to intelligence contracting. Forgive my frankness, but > you should be more aware of your prospective applicants who > research your company thoroughly before submitting personal > information that may be sold to another entity. > > Any specific information that you give me on SECRET-cleared > STATE-SIDE opportunities, I will gladly distribute to interested > applicants within my organization. > > Thank you. > > > > > --------------------------------- > Find your next car at Yahoo! Canada Autos

Friday, July 29, 2005

What if I can't find anything that I want to do?

There may be times when you are not going to be able to do what you really want to do. However, there is always a solution to that problem: start your own business. That's what I did...

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Looking for a "job?"

I thought I'd start writing a little about how to find a "job." First of all, if you are looking for a "job", you are already starting on the wrong foot. Why are you looking for a job in the first place? Just graduated from high school or college you say... Just got out of the military? Looking to make more money? Well before you even start typing up your resume, ask yourself this: What is my purpose? What do I want to do with my life? You find this silly? You shouldn't. These are legitimate questions you should ask yourself. Take time to ponder. Talk it over with your partner if you like, but answer! Once you honestly answer these questions, you can start considering what you want to do everyday and where you want to go. You need to find the intersection of your three circles of the hedgehog concept. more to follow...

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Another good book!

I found a good sales book over the weekend. Its called Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Red Book of Selling. So far it has been a very good read. He definitely gives you reality checks throughout the book. The basic thing is that if you are not successful in sales, then it is YOUR OWN FAULT. The good thing is that he doesn't blame you for your lack of success, but also provides ideas and experiences that you can immediately use. I am working on a new business outsourcing solution where I will be applying some of the concepts described in the book. I'll be talking more about the business later...

Saturday, July 23, 2005

A little about what I do and some questions for you

For those that have not read my profile, I currently have two active and running companies, Esenai Corporation and Corea Properties, LLC. Guess which one is the real estate company... :) I'm currently actively working growing Esenai Corporation. I'm following the Good to Great model and trying to find the right people. My problem or dilemma is that I have found some people that I believe could be great, but I can't hire them. Why? you ask...well the problem is that the customers Esenai currently supports have certain security clearance requirements that must be met. So this is definitely a limiting factor. That is why I ask people that are interested in working with Esenai, what it is they would like to do if they couldn't for some reason work in my environment. It gives me insight into what people want to do. A couple of things that I'll start asking people that visit The Succeed Network! are: -if you could start a business, what kind of business would it be? -do you have an idea that you would like to turn into a business? Readers, you need not send me the answers to these questions. You can just answer them for yourself. However, if you want a second opinion, feel free to email the answers to me. I'd be interested in providing feedback. Have a good weekend!

Friday, July 22, 2005

What should I start with first?

Well, it's 1:46 am EST and I really should be asleep since I need to work tomorrow and I have the alarm set to 4am... Esenai - My technology consulting company - I need more people... I really need to find the right people. (Just so you know I subscribe to Good to Great and Built to Last by Jim Collins.) I have actually found some people that I think are the right people, but I also need to find projects for them since I do not want to hire them and then have to let them go if I don't have any work for them immediately... I will continue tomorrow or another day since my laptop battery only has 9 minutes left. BTW, I'm thinking about buying BUD stock, anyone have any comments...

Who woulda thunk?!

I had thought about starting a blog before, but now I've started it! Great! I really like the title...