More levity before we get down to business

Posted on April 5, 2019 in Business Essentials

There’s nothing like an editorial calendar to get you to focus on writing.

Beginning in the next few weeks, I’ll be reading and commenting on the book Buy-Sell Agreements: Ticking Time Bombs or Reasonable Resolutions?by Z. Christopher Mercer.  Chris approaches the subject from a valuation point of view (no surprise, as you’ll learn he’s the founder of a business valuation firm), so I’m excited and intrigued to share his perspective.  To follow along with (and purchase) your own copy, visit the Mercer Capital website and look under the Knowledge Center for the book and other valuable (ha, ha) information.

In the meantime, enjoy these two stories (one, a joke; the other, proof that life is stranger than fiction):

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“People say New Yorkers can’t get along. Not true. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine.” 

David Letterman

 

And as long as we’re on the subject of car theft, here’s a true story about an unfortunate law school student, told by my friend Tom:

First year law school, one of my classmates had just arrived in Philadelphia and parked his car (inadvisedly) on Market Street not far from 30th Street Station.

 

After leaving law school for the day, as he rounded a corner and saw his car in the middle of the block, there was a young man removing the battery. Immediately, he yelled out ” Hey, that’s my car-beat it” or words to that effect.

 

Just as quickly the youth responded: No way man, I was here first.”

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