Nature of Greed

The nature of greed all I want is an 80.0%...just make me happy with an 80.0%....I got an 89.8% and immediately thought “OH F&*K, I SHOULDA’ GOT AN ‘A’”….less than a second....That is how fast greed can enter your (my) heart.



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Answer: Avvo Question [I got in trouble....] - I initialed almost all pages of a contract and signed a "schedule B", but did not sign the actual contract, is it enforceable?

I wrote a response  (Below) and a New Your attorney gave me a talking to. "We are lawyers here Bradley, not psychologists.... avoided but the platitudes are more self-serving than practically helpful."..Ohh snap! ..My response...lawyers are more than just living, breathing, legal books. We are many many things, including negotiators, litigators, hired guns, researchers, advisors (lawyer who responded specifically has this on his Avvo profile), and many more things...other parties issues and pressure points, as he said it a psychologist. 

My Actual Posting


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Show me you're serious: Take an accounting course.

Suck it up, take and accounting course....taking an accounting course... signals to yourself and anyone else that you are serious about the company succeeding, not just about having a romp around the block....I am not saying that you need to do the bookkeeping every month, but as a leader you need to know how things work.

But hey, what do I know?

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The story of Sharon – With a little TLC Flowers can bloom

[W]hen [s]he was managed, even just a little bit, [s]he was able to work to [her] capacity and do great...I learned this lesson for myself with an employee I’ll call Sharon...The result, she became one of the most useful employees that I had....If you look at time as your only real asset, and there is an employee with a potential ROI as high as hers (spend <10 min/week = good employee) then the value of the time from good → great employee is worth it.

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Getting to Day 1: Selling your business

When my father talked about selling his solo-practice dental office. ... he was a fantastic dentist... .no idea how to sell his business. Not his fault... it is a knowledge and experience issue...After your family...your business is ...most valuable asset you have...This is a "Get to Day 1” article... The actual “Day 1” is to have your business in a state of preparation where you can actively find a buyer.

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Why I blog = sick of legal talk

I spent close to a decade on the purchasing side of law. I was always frustrated because ... I mainly look at the world from my Economics and MBA degrees using my law degree as a tool more than a perspective.  I try to stay away from legalize as much as's obsession with legalize still baffles me...To this end, I started this blog ... to give digestible legal advice...from a practical and useful perspective...But hey, what do I know?

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Salary: Don't negotiate the dollars

[P]eople call me for friendly career advice. One topic comes up over and over. What should I negotiate for when I am offered a new position? ...

Another way to say it is, what do you want money for? Would you rather have that $40,000 purchase price plus $4,000 year, in unpaid time off? Consider what [do you] really WANT from [your], rather than what they can GET from their jobs. 


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Get to Day 1

In Vail Daily: May 14, 2014 - A journey of a million steps starts with one, though it still leaves 999,999 left undone.

The client says, “We have a viable product...Soon we’ll be at x5 this, and x45 that! Then we can buy a building, make our own database, hire a sales staff….”

However, the counsel most people seem to need, is that everything is just a dream before "Day 1".


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Brad, there is a dead copyright, can I use it?

Could [I] use the information since the copyright/trademark had 'expired' and there was no website...Short answer: Don't do it, it is covered. Long answer:...

Copyright exists when the work is created, not when (or if) it is registered...So, you would be boned either way...Your three options.... (Business advice)


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Back to basics: Step one, how to get a bank account

Back to Basics: Title: Simple, Practical, Steps to Starting a Company.

eople hesitate to start a company is simply having to tackle the 101 steps to starting a company ... However, what about people like you with just an idea? Yesterday, my good friend who works as a mechanic and has all the skills to restore cars, shared with me that he doesn’t know how to file for a business license, open a business bank account or complete the other basic, basic, startup steps.

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Answer: AVVO: Family LLC issues

AVVO Question: 

I was a non voting member of a family LLC. ... My father refused to provide ... paid. ...Can I sue?

Bickerton Answer:

I usually try to answer questions ... you may not need an this case you ... need advice of counsel. 

... Good attorneys help by being an advocate for you and taking some of that burden off....  I personally went through some similar situations ..., we were able to resolve some emotional and financial issues ... having everyone read: "Family Wealth" by James Hughes. I'd give that book a look. 

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Answer: Succeed: Small Business Network (LinkedIN Group)

Question: If you (a small business owner) one hour with a spend it?

Bickerton Answer:

.. I'll answer in a business sense.... 

Short answer: Review of your business documents especially operating agreements. 

Long answer: I am an active entrepreneur, business consultant, and attorney. My first advice to everyone, and it applies here, is to define success for YOUR one hour with an attorney.


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