Knowledge Is Power! Or is it?

by J.F. (Jim) Straw When you have learned that 2 + 2 = 4, you have gained a useful piece of “information.” – When you have learned that 2 apples + 2 apples = 4 apples, but, that 2 apples + 2 oranges = 2 apples & 2 oranges, or 2 pairs of fruit, or … Read more

RULES: Yours – Mine – Ours – Theirs

by J.F. (Jim) Straw Throughout recorded history, man has decreed, written, enacted, broken, changed and revoked literally millions of rules, laws, ordinances, covenants, and codes. Each was established to direct the interactions of the parties subject to those rules; whether those rules were political, social, religious, contractual, or simply the procedures of play in a … Read more

My Lifelong Success System

by J.F. (Jim) Straw Over the past 50+ years, I have made fortune after fortune in a diversity of businesses … direct selling, service contracting, wholesale merchandising, entertainment (I was a professional Trumpet player, vocalist & Radio Announcer), freight forwarding, import/export, retail merchandising, warehousing, real estate, electronics manufacturing, finder’s fees, closeout merchandising, financial brokerage, business … Read more

Getting Financing for Your Business

by J.F. (Jim) Straw Having set on both sides of the desk … both Borrower and Banker … I have seen the best and the worst of both worlds. — I have known Bankers who knew absolutely nothing about doing business required by their “job” to pass judgment on business loan applications … relying upon … Read more

What is the Real Secret to Success?

by J.F. (Jim) Straw Sorry, I hate to tell you this – but … There is NO “secret” to success. — That’s the problem. Most people who say they want to succeed, go around all their life looking for some “secret” that people like me are sure to know. They just know that if they … Read more