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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Many companies only care about one thing: making money. The problem is that only caring about making money is very short sighted. More money can be made but goodwill once lost may be lost forever. A business should care...
A couple of weeks ago I picked up a passenger who is a barber. It was a little odd that his hair was not all that well-kept, but I digress. Interestingly, he had supposedly gone to cosmetology school as...
There is a myth. This myth goes something like, “I want to do it all on my own” or “I do not need help.” We revere those who have “pulled themselves up by their bootstraps.” Many people want to...
Yesterday was Uber’s “Double Your Tip” day, where they would wait for it ...double your tips.  Uber matched the tips of the passengers. It was a “nice” gesture but due to the law of unintended consequences, it did not...
There seems to be a theme among my passengers.  Some passengers fall into the category of "too poor to tip," while others are "too rich to tip." Yesterday was an interesting day, nothing particular happened but there were seemingly random...
Yesterday I decided to get my haircut. A rather uneventful and mundane task usually. My hair was getting rather long (ok, my version of long which is most peoples’ version of short). When I arrived at SportsClips (their MVP...
Overall In an effort to climb out of the financial hole that taking the California State Bar put me in I have been driving for Uber and Lyft.  After spending so much time studying and indoors it has been very...
If you do not know "why" you are doing something, then what you are going through becomes nearly impossible to endure. It is unsustainable. Life can be difficult, that's not a secret. It should not come as a surprise to...
I recently had an encounter with a business that left me scratching my head. I made a suggestion to the business that would benefit the both of us in the long-term. It was a revenue cost neutral (or at...
I was recently talking to a small business owner who does not accept credit/debit cards. She only accepts payments in cash. I was dumbfounded by her refusal to accept credit cards given society's prolific use of plastic. I asked...

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