Monthly Archives August 2009

Insider Trading with Warren Buffett: The embarrassing truth from a non-believer

Who the heck is Jim Kilts?   My oldest brother is friends with Jim Kilts.  Mr. Kilts was the Chairman of the Board of Gillette before it got sold to Procter and Gamble.  It was at Gillette that Kilts developed a relationship with Warren Buffett and where they came to know each other’s strengths.   When Buffett resigned from the board of Coca Cola he recommended Kilts to take his place because “he is one of the great businessmen in America.”  Turn the clock ahead and Gillette gets sold to P&G and Kilts is “in between jobs.”   It was during this time
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Lessons at the door of a hotel: The Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing Your Business

It was 3:00 in the morning at a Marriott hotel in north Dallas.  You know how you awake to that feeling that something is just not quite right.  I heard a loud argument through the wall to the next room, looked at the fire red clock display and thought, “Are you kidding me, who has the energy to be awake and arguing at this hour?” There came the slamming door in the hallway.  A few minutes of quiet where interrupted by banging on MY door with the accompanied female yells of “LET ME IN!”  I hurried to the door and
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What does YOUR name stand for? >=

I was giving a workshop and someone raised their hand and asked, “Kordell, where do we buy a copy of that material?”  I responded with a little too much flippancy, “just call 1-800-Kordell and I will get it for you.”  After the session one of the workshop participants approached me and asked the question, “So Kordell, what are the numbers in your 800 number?”  “Oh no, no.  I don’t have that number.  What I was trying to say is that you can just call me and I will get you the material.”   I thought, boy you better be careful, you
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