Self Ban Registry for Addictions

I had an idea that I thought could help smokers, alcoholics, and gamblers.

Create a national registry that people can voluntarily add themselves to that associates their drivers license number with a self-ban list for their addiction of choice.

For example, a smoker could add themselves to the cigarette ban list. Any time the smoker went to a grocery store or convenience store to buy cigarettes, the clerk would scan their license.… read more “Self Ban Registry for Addictions”


Vistage so far has been a pretty great experience. I learn a lot doing the once a month all day training session with other CEO’s and it is good to have a coach who holds me accountable in 1 on 1s monthly.

I also have had the unexpected benefit of going to lunch with several of the CEO’s so far and they have shared a lot of good ideas with me and helped inspire me in new directions in the business.… read more “CEOs”

Healthy & Happy Life

I have been researching and reading studies on what helps people to lead the happiest and healthiest lives for many years and have narrowed it down to 3 core areas: Physical, Mental, and Emotional. See below for how I organize my life and to see what I have found to work best:

  • Physical – this is most important to overall well-being
    • Nutrition / Diet / Food
      • Shop for food when you are not hungry and try to buy more healthy food than you will probably eat.
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Menopause & Midlife Crisis in Men

Hypothesis : When the female in a married couple enters menopause, it triggers midlife crisis in the male partner.

Menopause is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual and marks the end of menstrual cycles. It can happen in 40s or 50s, average age in United States is 51.

Midlife crisis usually involves changing your entire life in a hurry.… read more “Menopause & Midlife Crisis in Men”

Expanded Career Advice

I will expand on my previous post where I quoted someone from Reddit saying basically that no one knows what to do with their lives and when you try something you often build more enthusiasm for it.

I think that this is something that is very true. If you bring passion to your job (whatever it is – garbage man, graveyard shift shelf stocker, financial analyst, etc), you will over time grow more excited about your work.… read more “Expanded Career Advice”

The High Cost of Travel Time

One important factor many people don’t consider is the cost of travel time.
Many times when we travel, we can spend 3- 24 hours of travel time. This is time that is generally uncomfortable, and sometimes painful. It is time that is lost productivity (we can’t work or exercise effectively). It affects the productivity of the time before & after with recovery.
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Snap / Snapchat says in their filings for their IPO “We have incurred operating losses in the past, expect to incur operating losses in the future, and may never achieve or maintain profitability”.

This clearly violates Warren Buffett’s only two rules for investing: Rule Number 1: Never lose money. Rule Number 2: Never forget rule number one!… read more “Snap / SnapChat IPO: AVOID AT ALL COSTS”

How To Beat a Patent Troll in East Texas

Below I will share the the contact information for the outstanding attorney who helped me, the letter I wrote to the patent troll, and my general recommendations on how you also can beat a patent troll if sued in EDTX.

A patent troll brought a lawsuit against my company,, in the Eastern District Court of Texas.… read more “How To Beat a Patent Troll in East Texas”

Make Managers, Directors & Shareholders Liable

For many years, cigarette companies fraudulently hid evidence that smoking causes a myriad of health issues. Cigarette company managers directly hid the evidence their research teams found, cigarette company boards of directors knew and hid the same information. Enormous human suffering and pain has been knowingly caused by these people. Why did they do it? The managers and directors received huge salaries and bonuses for many years and retired fat and happy.… read more “Make Managers, Directors & Shareholders Liable”