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Have you ever wondered why some tech companies make it big while others never get off the ground? The answers are just as applicable to the individual as it is to the companies which reach for and grab the brass ring. Here’s the original idea. They call it the “Betamax problem.” Decades before internet streaming and YouTube, during the era of audio cassette tapes, there were a couple of companies which came up with the…
Again, I find myself doing the very unlawyerly act of lifting a post of a friend from his FaceBook account in which he indicates the following are the last words uttered by Steve Jobs on his deathbed as a billionaire at 56 years old. Upshot, not only am I failing to provide proper citation, this is totally hearsay. Regardless, the words are sufficiently poignant that they bear reflections … especially for those with more wealth…
Bob Proctor indicates that image above is the most important concept he has EVER encountered. It’s called “STICKPERSON.” And as is so seemingly important these days (at least here in Seattle) – you are more than free to attach the gender pronouns which you deem most appropriate to … IT. Why? Because one of the other main tenants to both the Bob authoring this piece and the Bob whose Chairs the Proctor Gallagher Institute –…
REPRODUCED WITH(OUT) PERMISSION[1]   RE:         The Wall Street Journal Tuesday, November 28, 2000[2]                 No. 5 | In a Series on Unique Brand Challenges                 Jim McDowell, Vice President, Marketing, BMW of North America   The Ultimate Brand?   On beginnings. I went to Colorado College and then studied public policy at Harvard. So it’s not the typical resume for a ‘car guy.’ I am more of an experimental ‘car guy,’ a…
[Note: Bob originally posted this Justice Smiles’ article at BoundaryDisputeLaw.com on December 23, 2018.] At Church this morning, the pastor indicated that his folks have property in Maryland’s Appalachia where the Amish also reside. He then spoke to the fact that a draft horse had the ability to individually pull 8,000 lbs. His question was then what is the amount that two draft horses together can pull. The answer is not the additive of 16,000…
Pro-Life v. Pro-Choice, the battle lines are again being drawn subsequent the legislative ban on abortion in Alabama. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to have the battle litigated in the political arena. Trump has weighed in after the fact in his often chosen manner by tweeting … As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the…
For over a year I have been seeking to envision Boundary Breakthroughs. But at a deeper level, I have been working on this for much longer. It took a very short period of time for me to realize that when neighbors hire attorneys to sort out their issues with the neighbor there is something really odd happening. I intend to keep up appearances in the exploration of those oddities and how to resolve them generally…
Whether you are currently involved in a boundary dispute with your neighbor or in that period of despondency following the conclusion of your matter, you almost certainly feel had. Why didn’t your legal counsel tell you at the beginning that you would feel like a spent cartridge laying around at a crime scene after all was said and done? Not a hard question to answer, either your counsel knew what was going to happen and…
This year I concluded my real property boundary dispute law practice. The misery of neighbors engaging attorneys as mercenaries to fight at “Try-All” has been an absurdity throughout that full run. But for many people, land issues can trigger ‘animal spirits.’ And just as the case with big cats on the savannah, neither the victor nor the vanquished ends unmauled. What a waste! Why did I stay in this environment for so long? Well, in addition…
Fill or Kill. Yes, it’s the lore of James Dean in Rebel without a Cause.  But, it’s really onto only what I call endpoint thinking … it’s deadpoint thinking. Consider a game of chicken in which two drivers barrelling down on eachother finds one, or possibly both, yanking out the driver’s wheel and throwing it out the window so the other driver will sway or yield course. But then what? The car(s) without a driving…