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An acquaintance of mine was lamenting …

Posted on December 5, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (2)

An acquaintance of mine was lamenting the other day about someone he had gotten in bed with in a business deal. He said he was apprehensive to become involved with this particular individual, but he decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. The technical term for that is: Big Mistake. It’s human nature […]

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There is a whole school of thought …

Posted on December 2, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (5)

There is a whole school of thought that revolves around the idea that everything is relative and therefore nothing can be proved. The philosophy of relativism teaches that the premises people use to make judgments vary according to their genetic makeup, backgrounds, and environments. However, an axiom is a self-evident truth that requires no proof, […]

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A rational man, said Ayn Rand, …

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

A rational man, said Ayn Rand, “never leaves his interests at the mercy of any one person or single, specific concrete. He may need clients, but not any one particular client — he may need a job, but not any one particular job.” To hammer home Rand’s point, I would add a few more items […]

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What my dad taught me …

Posted on November 22, 2014 by Robert Ringer No Comments

What my dad taught me about customer service: First, when a customer comes in, stop whatever you’re doing and give him all your attention. Second, never argue with a customer, no matter how unreasonable he may be. It is to your good fortune that you now live in a world infested with sloth, laziness, incompetence, […]

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“Reform”— what a great word .

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (5)

“Reform”— what a great word. Politicians love to invoke it as a way to avoid discussing their real agendas. For example, when Republicans use the term “immigration reform,” they mean building a fence along the southern border of the U.S., making it illegal for businesses to hire undocumented aliens, and outlawing “anchor babies,” among other […]

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Not so fast, liberty lovers …

Posted on November 8, 2014 by Robert Ringer No Comments

Not so fast, liberty lovers. The reality is that the Dirty Dems won roughly 30-60 percent of the vote in almost all of Tuesday’s elections. Which means that, depending upon the specific election, anywhere from roughly three out of ten to six out of ten voters still favor radical progressivism — or even Marxism. It’s […]

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Reality check: You can’t …

Posted on November 6, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (3)

Reality check: You can’t govern conservatively if a majority of the population, no matter what voters call themselves, want government to “solve their problems.” Nor can you govern conservatively if a majority of the population wants you to compromise with those who have a disdain for liberty. You read it here first. Now, let the […]

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Making money is a …

Posted on November 4, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (2)

Making money is a hands-on proposition, but it’s not that difficult if you follow three simple rules: 1. If you want more, make yourself worth more. 2. Concentrate on quality and service first, and profit will follow as a natural result. 3. Always give more than you expect to get in return. Most everything else […]

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After years of being certain …

Posted on November 1, 2014 by Robert Ringer No Comments

After years of being certain that every word Ayn Rand wrote was unequivocally right, I woke up one morning and realized I had been living through something called REAL LIFE. Unfortunately, here on planet Earth there are no Dagny Taggarts, Howard Roarks, or Henry Reardens. (The closest we ever came was Gary Cooper.) Rand seemingly […]

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Rather than pursue …

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

Rather than pursue a potentially great opportunity with someone who repeatedly shows, through his actions, that you’re a low priority with him, you’re almost always better off, in the long run, to deal with people who offer you less opportunity but demonstrate, through their actions, that they consider you to be a top priority. If […]

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