Never Hire Anyone Dumber Than You Are!

Written by Wally Conway

In a previous life I was a Navy Pilot. Great life, great people to be around. People who were all doing great things aroundrepparttar world flying off great big aircraft carriers. In an environment that complex and dangerous, you need to have teams of people working as one, or bad things begin to happen in large quantities.

The people onboard aircraft carriers are divided into two groups, those that makerepparttar 100023 ship float and those that makerepparttar 100024 planes fly. Those that makerepparttar 100025 ship float are known as "ship's company", and those that makerepparttar 100026 planes fly are with "the airwing". During one tour of duty, I was assigned torepparttar 100027 "airwing staff". The airwing staff coordinatedrepparttar 100028 activities ofrepparttar 100029 ten aircraft squadrons deployed aboardrepparttar 100030 aircraft carrier. It was while working for our Airwing Commander, Captain Jerry Norris, that I would unknowingly learn what has to become my most valued rule as an entrepreneur.

Captain Norris was quiterepparttar 100031 character. A fighter pilot with allrepparttar 100032 fixings! Tall, handsome, and with enough confident charisma to handle any situation, be that inrepparttar 100033 air, on land, or at sea. Butrepparttar 100034 truth of it is, none ofrepparttar 100035 eight officers onrepparttar 100036 staff considered Captain Norris to berepparttar 100037 sharpest knife inrepparttar 100038 drawer.

It wasn't that things were not going well for he orrepparttar 100039 airwing. It just seemed strange that so simple and relaxed an individual could lead so effectively. You must understand that Captain Norris was in charge ofrepparttar 100040 operations of nearly 3000 men and almost 100 ofrepparttar 100041 most complex flying machines onrepparttar 100042 planet. But fly we did, and did it well. Our airwing was often singled out for acts of excellence.

It was during a short visit in Cannes, France that Captain Norris was to give me my lesson. Like so many of life's lessons,repparttar 100043 lesson was unintended.

If there is one thing that flying fellows enjoy more than flying, it isrepparttar 100044 telling of tales while ashore! And it seems nothing getsrepparttar 100045 mind flowing likerepparttar 100046 flow of beer. Our cup runneth over, as did our mouths!

The topic ofrepparttar 100047 evening turned to how smart each of us was compared to our fearless leader. We were even so bold as to believe that he was fearless because he simply did not understand what was going on around him. In fact, it was we who did not understand what was going on around us!

Choosing a Home Construction or Remodeling Contractor

Written by George Stevens

Choosingrepparttar right Contractor isrepparttar 100022 most important aspect of any home construction project. You must take your time and do your research to find a good qualified contractor if you want excellent quality at a fair price. When we built our new home we spent many hours findingrepparttar 100023 best contractors for each aspect of building our new home. We developed a method that served us well and it is as follows:

Determine exactly what you want done and write it down. This may sound a little basic at first blush, but it is so important. Remember what is not well defined is easily manipulated. If it is not in writing, it can be disputed. You do two things when you define your project in detail, and in writing. You find any missing aspects that you may have overlooked and you have good definition and expectations for your contractor.

Get three (3) bids for each trade that you will hire. Never rely on one bid, and always meetrepparttar 100024 contractor face to face atrepparttar 100025 site whererepparttar 100026 work is to be done. If you are uncomfortable withrepparttar 100027 contractor when they are biddingrepparttar 100028 job how is it going to be whenrepparttar 100029 two of you have to work outrepparttar 100030 details of your project. Remember cheaper is not always better!

Ask each contractor for references and make sure they are bonded and insured. Check their references and callrepparttar 100031 BBB (Better Business Bureau) in your area to see if they have any outstanding complaints.

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