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John Bissell: Re: The Other Credit Crisis
2009-02-01 08:00:12

The line can also be broken when an undercapitalized bank decides to call in a line of credit covering the payroll. Thus the service provider or vender is bought down not by their poor management, but by doing business with a client who could not pay, and a bank who could not lend.

I know of one case where the client could not pay because the bank pulled a load it had already guaranteed to the client, then the company (vendor) used a line of credit from a different bank to cover the payroll that was short due tot he client's inability to pay. The line of credit to the vendor was then called. The client and the consultant did things right. Two banks pulled funds without cause, bringing both companies down.

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2009-02-05 15:45:44


real person: Re: Judd Gregg Withdraws as Commerce Nominee
2009-02-12 17:38:45

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John Bissell: Re: - To the dump, to the dump, to the dump dump dump
2009-02-17 07:37:19

Read “Quicksilver” by Neal Stephenson. In the late 1600’s our hero Jack Shaftoe is traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. He can tell when he is within a couple of days of Paris by the stench of sewage and garbage emanating form the city. We’ve come a long way.

Kristen: Re: Vocational Education
2009-03-09 14:03:42

I like something Paul Simon wrote ("Kodachrome"):

When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It's a wonder
I can think at all

College used to teach us to make up for what we *didn't* learn in college.

As a recruiter, if someone asks me whether I value experience or education more, my response is almost *always* experience.

Kyra: Re: Vocational Education
2009-03-11 06:48:05

This is why it's getting increasingly difficult to choose a major - you know you're going to be trapped into that field these days. I took five years in college because I wanted to major in comp sci, music, and studio arts. I ended up just sticking with comp sci because it had the best job opportunities.... but I always look longingly over at the creative department, wondering if I should have chosen something else.

Elizabeth: Re: - Vocational Education
2009-05-29 07:44:51

I agree - the ability to think, combined with flexibility and empathy, are critical. Letting go of ego, equally important. Or maybe that encompasses them all. Nice article.

Lance: Re: - Vocational Education
2009-07-06 15:50:44

I agree about the value of a liberal arts education, but most people seem to believe that people with a specialty education are better thinkers, and are willing to trust their judgement, not just in their area of specialty, but in everything else, too.

Isaac Duke: Re: - Who’s the chief technician in your business?
2013-08-14 09:42:21

Wow! A land use planner writing this article!

I sell exterior signs and displays, so I frequently get to talk to business owners, including new business owners. It is amazing how little people take a step back and think about business overall. So much of it is common sense, but people skip right over it and jump to whatever thing they want to do, whether it is barbecue, pets, law firms, design, or handyman work. So little of what we do day to day is what we actually do. So much of it is relationships, providing value to clients, and marketing the value we can potentially provide.

Anyways, great article. Always exciting for me to see someone stating the obvious.

Isaac Duke: Re: - Client Vendor Relationships
2013-08-14 11:34:06

Another WOW! I love when people stick up for clients. I am a salesman, so I am constantly hearing how bad customers are. I wouldn't be able to buy the house I live in, have the children I have, or do any of the things I do if it weren't for my customers. I am thankful they want to do business with me, and I want to work with people who are demanding, because those tend to be the ones that can afford my services. The easy customers tend to be low-budget customers.

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