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Brief success

“Life is a series of failures punctuated by brief successes.” Ok – so it’s quite a pessimistic view but non- the- less interesting From http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/10/7-things-happen-to-you-when-you-are-completely-honest/
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When it’s not working – stop...

Last week I have been analyzing our company numbers, cash-flow, on hand projects and strengths and weaknesses. I also analyzed my personal goals, energy available, time, stress level. At the end of all this, I decided to make some drastic changes to RedStores.com. Basically I have been funding it for some time now, and have been looking to fund it further with outside investment. The problem was that, if I’m to be honest, I didn’t like the funding game. It has been long time since I had to depend on others for things I need (like getting sales, getting a job,...
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We launched RedStores.com–and I&rs...

If you some my previous post, you know that last week I have been in the ‘firefighting’ quadrant of things, so I haven’t had time to appreciate and enjoy the things we have accomplished. Today is Sunday.  I spend last few days going through my to do list (220 tasks that are with me).  I prioritized them, setup a plan to get through them.     I have been working in the planning mode for so long, that my own prioritization system started to break down when it got into a ‘daily/immediate’ mode – so I had to adjust it.    I used a...
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!Easy Week

Ok – for the programmers out there, the ! means NOT – so the title should be NOT easy week. So, one of purpose of this blog to share the good, the bad and the ugly in how make things go. This week was a tough week.    One of my big issues that I have blogged about before has been the lack of an accounting system to give me firm bottom line.    I have been getting by on spreadsheets and estimates, but in the end, if the numbers are not coming out of bank accounts – it can be all a work of fiction. So, two months ago, I had to make staff...
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Thank GTD–my mind is empty again

Intense week last week.    I ended up drowning in a huge number of tasks coming at me.  The net effect was that it was difficult to focus on the big things because some many other things where buzzing in my head.    So, by chance, help came from the book Willpower, than I’m reading – where the author talks about GTD (Getting Things Done).    And it hit me – I haven’t faithfully used my GTD system for some time.   And hence too many things going on at one. So, quickly re-read a refresher on Best Practices on GTD –...
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Like Freekonomics, will love this

I’m a big fan of Freekonomics, and love the book and how its laid out – with Theory interwove with real examples.   And so, when I saw that Freekonomics blog recommended this book, I downloaded it.   So, let me say, two chapters into it, and it’s a fascinating book about why we are the way we are.   Its centered about willpower, but really, it talks about pretty much about all the things we have faced like working hard, following through on things we want to achieve or accomplish (and don’t). Based on real life experiments, I ‘m fascinated by...