Posts under Tag: motivation
Does “he who dies with the most toys wins” still apply?

By David Repka I am a child raised in the “me” generation of the 1970s and “greed is good” generation of the 1980s. It is no surprise that I had a “He who dies with the most toys wins” poster on my wall through high school. The poster showed a Tudor-style Mansion (similar to the one in the photo taken in […]

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Is a Duck Face Worth $3 Billion?

By David Repka The Duck Face photo sharing site known as Snapchat recently turned down an offer of $3 billion from Facebook. As a hard working 40-something entrepreneur that has worked nearly every day of his life since he was a teenager cutting lawns and washing cars… how does that make any sense to anyone over the age of 24? Yes, […]

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Halloween Light Show – What Does the Fox Say?

You have got to see this Halloween Light Show set to “What Does The Fox Say” by Ylvis. Over 8,500 lights and roughly 1066 channels of computer animation. This is the homeowner’s personal hobby and not a business. Edwards Landing Lights is simply the name he gave to the holiday display at his house. Viewers tune in their car’s FM […]

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Warren Buffett’s Ten Rules to Success

By David Repka I recently walked in to a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop to get lunch and saw a plaque on the wall with Legendary Billionaire Warren Buffet’s Ten Rules. I thought that they were so good that I wanted to share them: 1. Reinvest Your Profits. This makes sense not only in the stock market, but in a small […]

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Why Can’t We Create More Jobs in America? Too Much Dam Regulation!

The true story below shows our government in action and crystalizes why there has not been more job creation in our country… Yes, this story has been verified in Snopes. First read the letter from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) – then read the awesome reply from the property owner. SUBJECT: DEQ File No.09-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec 20; Lansing, […]

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An open letter from the founder of the small business that employs you…

To All My Valued Employees, There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is […]

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NFL 2012-13 Season: Desperately Seeking Cinderella

Today comes close to a religious Holiday for nearly every red-blooded, sports lovin’ fan in America, the first Sunday of the NFL Season. Every year there is at least one breakout or Cinderella team that comes out of nowhere and captures the hearts of a nation. Who will it be this year? This year I pick the Buffalo Bills. Quarterback […]

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The ‘Little Red Hen’ Shall Define the 2012 Election

My wife, Tanya, and I were talking this weekend about the upcoming Republican National Convention happening this week in our hometown, The Tampa / St. Petersburg area, and who will win in November. Tanya’s opinion is that the outcome of the election will be determined by where voters stand on the parable of the ‘Little Red Hen’. What? I was […]

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My Thanksgiving Theme for 2011: GRATITUDE

Backstory: Since 1996 my wife and I have been honored to host Thanksgiving Dinner at our home for friends and family with 30 to 60+ guests not uncommon. We assumed this family tradition after the passing of my father in 1996. My late father was an English major at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and an attorney / judge by […]

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Happy Veterans Day: Freedom is Never Free

Says it all…    

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