Monday, October 22, 2012

General: Business limits (The millionaire and the fisherman)

Everyone in the business game thinks about the same and in the same way.
Almost all businessman think about profits, marketing, maybe even sustainability but forget to think about their personal objectives, they all forget to think about what they want to do when they make it big, for all of you out there like that i leave you with one of the most wonderful parables of our times:

An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.
The Mexican replied, “only a little while.”
The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more fish?
The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs.
The American then asked, “but what do you do with the rest of your time?”
The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siestas with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine, and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life.”
The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing, and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually New York City, where you will run your expanding enterprise.”
The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?”
To which the American replied, “15 – 20 years.”
“But what then?” Asked the Mexican.
The American laughed and said, “That’s the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions!”
“Millions—then what?”
The American said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siestas with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.”

Try to be like the fisherman and not like the American Investment Banker in pursuit of millions with the objective of living the life that the Mexican fisherman was already living.
Think about it.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Offbeat: Marriage Proposal Do’s & Don’ts

Proposing can be one of the most nerve-racking things a man will have to do in his life. There’s so many different things to get perfect that it can make him feel very under pressure such as; choosing the perfect engagement ring, the perfect setting to propose, the perfect words to say. It’s a lot to think about, so here’s a list of do’s and don’ts for that extra bit of help along the way.
Don’t try and re-enact one of her favourite movies where the ring gets put into food, gets found and she’s the happiest girl in the world and can’t wait to marry you. Some might say it’s romantic but what’s romantic about a trip to hospital or a ring covered in red wine jus?
Don’t do it in front of a huge crowd of people that will all stop and listen, just in case she says no. It will be terribly embarrassing and will most probably put you off proposing for life.
Don’t ask to be put on the big screen of a sports game, unless this is what your girlfriend has always dreamed of, there’s nothing less romantic than being surrounded by loud sweaty men and having your engagement publicly aired.
Don’t do it if you’re not 100% sure she’s going to say yes. If you really want this to be perfect then you’ve got to know that she wants to marry you, maybe bring up a conversation on the idea a while before you plan on proposing then you know you’re not wasting your time.
Do it somewhere that means something to both of you, like where you first met or where you shared something special.
Do think through how you’re going to ask the all-important question, you can’t just say “will you marry me?” Build it up letting her know why she’s the one you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Do make it a unique proposal that no one else has done, don’t make it all cliché and predictable. You want to surprise her and make her feel like the luckiest woman in the world. Think back on your whole relationship and choose ideas representing things that you have experienced together and make it special to the two of you.
Last but not least, do make sure you buy the perfect engagement ring. You might already know that she wants to choose her own engagement ring, in that case present her with a special gift knowing that she will get to choose her own ring. If not, ask her mum. Mum’s always know best and will know exactly which engagement ring she would like, this will also take a little weight off of your shoulders knowing that the best and most important part of getting engaged is perfect.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Offbeat: Selecting Green House Accessories for Beginners

Beginning Green House Gardeners Guide on How to Find and Buy Greenhouse Gardening Supplies, Tools, Equipment, and other Accessory Products to Customize Your Greenhouse Effectively and Efficiently!

Thinking about starting your own greenhouse is a step in the right direction especially if you want to do a lot more gardening without being hampered by the environmental limitations.
Any type of greenhouse is sure to lift a number of limitations but the overall flexibility of a greenhouse depends on the greenhouse supplies that you select.
  • Some greenhouse supplies are more important than others depending on the type of greenhouse you want to set up.
  • Try to invest in quality supplies wherever possible so you end up with a greenhouse that can provide a very rewarding gardening experience.

Green House Accessories Supplies


  1. Sunlight is good for plants but it is bad to keep them exposed to the sun.
  2. Proper shading for your greenhouse can protect these plants.
  3. All you need to do is choose a shade cloth that is large enough to cover the roof of your greenhouse.
  4. It is more convenient to pick the lightest clothes so you can easily remove them.
  5. Shades are also designed to filter out those harmful UV rays.


  1. Certain plants and flowers may need an extra layer of protection and that is why there are greenhouse covers available for sale.
  2. Unlike the shade cloths, greenhouse covers serve as drapes over your greenhouse’s frame.
  3. The functionality is similar to the tent covering which is there to keep the water out.
  4. These covers will make sure that the heat is retained while keeping the harsh elements away.

Grenhouse Plastic Covering Over Frame

Bubble Wrap

  1. You can normally find bubble wrap in cardboard boxes and packages shipped from other areas.
  2. There is a special type of bubble wrap called greenhouse bubble wrap and it is a considerably thicker than standard bubble wrap.
  3. Use this for insulation purposes which are needed for the cold winter season.


  1. Greenhouse Staging Accessories Supplies

    The greenhouse staging is where you can get a bit more flexible and creative as there are no real standard recommendations for staging.
  2. But the fact remains that the plants in the greenhouse have to rest their heads somewhere and the type of shelving will determine that.
  3. If you are using the greenhouse for commercial purposes, make sure you have long rows of shelving and surfaces so you can showcase a larger variety of plants you wish to sell.
  4. You can also choose the material of the shelving like aluminum or cedar.

Digital Thermometer

  1. It is important to know the exact temperature of your greenhouse to ensure that your plants are in the best possible growing environment.
  2. Digital thermometers can help you determine that so you know if you need to turn on the fans or open the greenhouse doors.
  3. It also helps to get a soil thermometer as well because seeds need to germinate at the right soil temperature.
  4. These types of thermometers will help you determine if the soil is too warm or too cool, they are very important green house accessories.
Small Greenhouse Digital Termometer Accessories

Heating Systems

  1. Greenhouse Heating Units and Systems

    Heating units help maintain the optimal temperatures of a greenhouse.
  2. Your choice of a heating system should depend on the size of the greenhouse.
  3. If you are managing a small greenhouse, consider getting a heating unit.
  4. Central heating systems are only necessary for larger greenhouses.

Watering System

Commercial Greenhouse Watering System

Adding too much or too little water is never good for your precious plants.
A good greenhouse watering system can solve the problem. If you haven’t built your greenhouse yet, you can eliminate the worries of having a watering system by simply installing faucets and drains. Make sure that your greenhouse is constructed in such a way that the floor drains well as it is not good to have puddles within the greenhouse.
  • If you prefer the traditional hand watering method, consider getting a watering want if you have any plants in baskets hanging high.
  • If water is an unnecessary expense to you, you can rely on downpipe kits to collect rainwater and store it in a container.
Selecting Green House Accessories for Beginners

These are just some of the most important supplies for any type of greenhouse.

Once you have identified the type of greenhouse you want to set up, consult other guides so you can get into the specifics of crucial supplies for those particular greenhouses.

How to Buy Greenhouse Gardening Accessories

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