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Business by the Book

I'm over half-way through a great book by Larry Burkett "Business By The Book: The Complete Guide of Biblical Principles for the Workplace." This book "offers radical principles of business management that go beyond the Ten Commandments and other biblical maxims. Business by the Book is a step-by-step presentation of how busineess should be run according to the Creator of all management rules: God."

The book has gotten me excited about trying some of the principles mentioned in the Book in our business. While I've tried to do that over the years, there are some good points about debt, lifestyle goals, vows, seeking counsel, hiring decisions, firing decisions, employee pay, and including your spouse as counselor and in making business decisions.

Quotes:
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is important. -- Thomas Huxley (1825-1895), Biologist and educator
When the white man discovered this country Indians were running it. No taxes no debt, women d…

Leadership Training & Fractional Retirement

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Well, in trying to think about what's happening with me this month, I wanted to point out a couple of things. First, we started a Leadership Training process at work. This involved an evaluation of each manager by every other manager and the rest of the employees at Maxwell Engineering. Tim Broadwall, of Broadwell Consulting, is doing the evaluation and training. We had our first session last week and it went very well. I'm looking forward to learning all that Tim can teach us. I just hope that we can put it into action.

I don't know if it was during this process or before, but I was looking at some websites of organizations who sold fractional ownership of vacation getaways. This got me to thinking that, first, I needed a vacation and, second, that I'd like to own something like this. Well, by the time I looked at the prices, I figured that I could just spend the amount they wanted for annual dues and we could go on a vacation to whatever place we wanted each year. The…