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Sunday, May 20, 2012

"If you quit today you never get to see your success tomorrow." - Dan Waldschmidt

"If you quit today you never get to see your success tomorrow." - Dan Waldschmidt

Friday, May 18, 2012

Successfully ignored Facebook IPO all day. Now headed to the campground for the long weekend, where I will successfully ignore everything.

Successfully ignored Facebook IPO all day. Now headed to the campground for the long weekend, where I will successfully ignore everything.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

10 Laws of Productivity

10 Laws of Productivity

"1. Break the seal of hesitation.
A bias toward action is the most common trait we’ve found across the hundreds of creative professionals and entrepreneurs we’ve interviewed. While preparing properly as you start a new project is certainly valuable, it’s also easy to lose yourself in planning (and dreaming) indefinitely. We must challenge ourselves to take action sooner rather than later. The minute that you start acting (e.g. building a physical prototype, sharing a nascent concept with your community), you start getting valuable feedback that will help refine your original idea – and move forward with a more informed perspective. 
 
2. Start small.
When our ideas are still in our head, we tend to think big, blue sky concepts. The downside is that such thinking makes the barrier to entry – and action – quite high. To avoid “blue sky paralysis,” pare your idea down to a small, immediately executable concept. Can you trial the idea of a multi-day festival with a smaller performance series? Take an idea for a skyscraper and model it in miniature? Work out the flow of an iPhone app by sketching on paper? Once you’ve road-tested your idea on a small scale, you’ll have loads more insight on how to take it to the next level.
 
3. Protoype, prototype, prototype.
Trial and error is an essential part of any creative’s life. As Ze Frank says, usually when we execute an idea for the first time, it kinda sucks. The important thing is to synthesize the knowledge gained during the process to refine the idea, and create a new-and-improved version. Serial idea-makers like Jack Dorsey, Ben Kaufman, andStudio 7.5 all attest: Prototyping and iteration is key to transforming a so-so idea into a game-changing product. Rather than being discouraged by your “failures,” listen closely and learn from them. Then build a new prototype. Then do it again. Sooner or later, you’ll hit gold."

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Funniest Amazon.com Watch Review!

Funniest Amazon.com Watch Review!

Robot Penny Stock Promoter Scam Video

Robot Penny Stock Promoter Scam Video

"Dream without limits. Live without regrets" - Dan Waldschmidt

 

Ruger (RGR) Stock Write-Up: Short/Long-Term Bounce Down Or Up?

There are several possible reasons many of which we went over already in the past week.

Here are other reasons we did not review (not saying these are true, but traders and investors who make snap judgments and perceive a lot of this as somewhat true).

1. Investors are not just taking short term profits, but see a chance Obama will do poorly and Romney may win.  Even though Romney is not pro-NRA he is not seen as making anti-gun regulations.

2. Seasonality will cause results from RGR to not be good as expected in the summer.  Maybe investors are thinking the numbers are just too good to be beaten.  Not necessarily saying they are right, but fear is powerful when you have made a lot and need reasons to sell and buy back later when others have given in.

3. The factory is at full capacity and they may not be doing enough to take advantage of these new orders, possibly giving SWHC too much chance to take market share.
You do not hear of Apple losing market share due to factories being shut down (maybe a few decades ago).

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What are your short or long term targets and why?