Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Stuff to fill up a blank page.

A CEO asks all of their interviewees this question  

A hammer and a nail cost $1.10, and the hammer costs one dollar more than the nail. How much does the nail cost? - answer at the bottom. 
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Donald Sterling - the gift that keeps on giving.  Really?  You said those racist remarks because, as you say, you were trying to get into V. Stiviano's pants?  

I did not know this was what woman liked.  I think I missed something in my youth.  Find a cute girl at a bar that you want to take home and whisper a few racist remarks into her ear and you are home free!  NOW it's all making sense. 

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Packer Draft.

Of course no one will know how the 2014 draft turned out until 5 years from now but from the MOST sites that are giving grades it seems the Packers did well.  Although I wonder if this is on a curve?  I didn't see any F's for grades.  I think grading a draft needs to be on a curve because if EVERYONE got an "A"  . . . who cares.  

But just when I'm feeling pretty good with all the "B's" and "B-" and"B+" here comes Bob McGinn from JSOnline, the Packer beat reporter who says the Packers SUCKED!

The Packers' first two choices ran slow 40-yard dashes compared to other top players at safety and wide receiver, and only the last pick possesses exceptional speed.

Four of the first five choices were juniors, including three who had just three years on campus.
The Packers drafted the smallest of the top-10 centers, a short outside linebacker, another short defensive tackle and a slight wide receiver.

Three of the nine have had major operations and a fourth has had at least three concussions, according to several teams.

Two players will be 25 years old before the end of the season.
Well, we still have Favre right? or did we get a new guy? 
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Don't look now but I believe our economy is about to roar.  A leading indicator, the NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism jumped this past month to a 95, the highest since 2007.  Small businesses are like canary's in a mine.

With that said there will be a Bankers Resource Day July 23rd
 
The purpose of this day is to educate area lenders and people of influence (the movers and shakers) on what programs are out there to help our community grow.  Many times an opportunity is passed up because the information wasn’t available to either the lender, applicant or developer to help an entrepreneur get into a business or help an existing business expand.  This will be a daylong event and the bank will provide lunch (I hope it's not a "healthy option" lunch). The following speakers are lined up (in no particular order):
SBA – Michael Fazio
WBD – Diane Pasley or Larry Schwenn
USDA – Justin Kirkling
WEDC – Mary Gage
Forward Community Investments – Carrie Vanderford-Sanders
EDP – Cindy Jaggli
CCEDC – Nancy Elsing
CWCAC – Chuck Moran
WWBIC - Ann Nguyen

Contact Edie Illinski  920-344-1908 for more information
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I read an article about 10 times you should keep your mouth shut- a few of them I knew but there were some I did not.

1. When the other side in a negotiation starts debating against itself.
2. When you've asked a question.
3. When the other side misunderstands - you don't always have an obligation to correct someone else's mistakes.
4. When you don't have any idea what you're talking about. This happens to me ALL the time
5. When you need someone else to get the credit.
6. When you are bragging, as opposed to sharing -  been there, done that
7. When your comment is more about you than the other person.
8. When you want someone else to grow.
9. When you are clearly boring people
10. When you begin a speech.

This is the one that caught my attention  - you should start out with a long, uncomfortable pause. Doing this puts the audience ill at ease for a moment and gets them rooting for you. They worry that you've lost your notes or that you're about to keel over from a panic attack. That way, when you start talking, you'll have at least a few of them on your side, happy that at least you haven't made them witness an embarrassing meltdown.

I shall do that next time I give a speech. 

A hammer and a nail cost $1.10, and the hammer costs one dollar more than the nail. How much does the nail cost?

A Nickle!