More Personal Quicksand (Mis)Adventures

It’s human nature to sometimes jump in when we should be tiptoeing around the edge, or when circumstances place us in a situation that is so haplessly absurd that our only response is to ride it out and to try to enjoy the adventure. Business is no different.

These business adventures, and misadventures, while often hilarious in hindsight, offer up invaluable lessons of what to do, or not do ever again. We learn and move on; all the wiser for how to avoid the quicksand.

Nobody Loves You When You’re Nobody

When I retired, for the second time, having just sold my “final” business, I was extolled as a hero by my young staff. I paid off all their student loans and even helped them buy new toys.

There was a ...

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