This is a page from my book, “How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary”

Monday, May 16, 2005

During the last three weeks we lost two employees at the company that I care about. (I've had other employees quit or be fired, but none that I cared about quite like these.) I always thought we were a decent company to work for, and I try hard to make it a good place to work, but as a consulting firm we're constantly at our customer's office locations, and some of these locations aren't the best. Both of these employees were at less-desirable situations, and not seeing any easy way out, they have left us for other companies.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 alvin July 30, 2017 - 5:14pm

My wife and I are officially divorced. She has been very nice throughout this entire process, and we came to a settlement about the worth of the company. I may share that here at some point, but right now I don't want to.

This is a page from my book, “How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary”

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Ugh ... Jack and David had lunch with two employees (non-partners) at lunch today, and as they were talking about this other company that was recently sold, when one of the employees said something (I don't know what), I'm told that Jack replied that “Every company is for sale at the right price.” While that may be true, that's not something that's going to give an employee a great feeling at any time, and I certainly didn't think it was something to say right now.

The haunted Lodge at Santa Fe (New Mexico)

In 2014, my mom, three sisters, two nieces, and I went to a hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico known as The Lodge at Santa Fe. Shortly after we got in bed the first night, I was in the hypnagogic state between being asleep and awake when I saw three young Native American girls. When I first saw them they asked, “Do you know who we are?”

The Internet is broken (Evan Williams)

“I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place,” Mr. Williams says. “I was wrong about that.”

~ Evan Williams, in a N.Y. Times article, The Internet is broken.