Saturday, April 20, 2019
The pigs at the trough
1:55 pm edt
It's funny how everybody thinks that if we all just went back to running broadcast stations without computers or hired
all of our old friends back whom have been forced to retire because of downsizing and consolidation.
be great again!!!
I think broadcasting of the past was powerful with little competition. Like a Utopia and our
memory of when we were younger ignores the new marketplace increasing competition. I do agree that corporate culture
has changed the way we do business, And there's many more of us.
Clearly we do have an obligation to our stockholders
and investment partners. It's not easy to have conversation when the numbers aren't good.
We have weathered unbelievable
economic storms but yet now in the presence of a vibrant economy growing and adding jobs everyday.
We just don't
have an excuse for losing money? Is that really a fair question?
Here is one factor to think about every sector of the
economy has been bludgeoned by a new reality "e-commerce."
I'm not in the excuse business but look at the
numbers for entertainment value.
Google $111 billion, Amazon $178 billion, Apple $93 billion, Facebook $41
billion, Tencent $22 billion, Alibaba $16 billion,
Netflix $12 billion, Priceline $11 billion, Baidu $11 billion, salesforce.com
$9 billion, jd.com $38 billion.
Just for fun let's look at the largest media outlet in America iHeartRadio $6 billion
in revenue $18 billion in a leveraged buyout 10 years ago and now they're in bankruptcy. There might be somebody bigger but....lf
you know where the oxygen is do me a favor and message me if you have found some breathable atmosphere.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Space is a hot investment
1:34 pm est
If there was ever a better investment it would be in a private space program.
Sir Richard Branson has Virgin
Elon Musk Has SpaceX.
Jeff Bezos with Blue Origin.
Jim Cantrell at Vector-Launch
Bigelow with Bigelow aerospace.
I find it curious that names like Bill Gates or
even the obvious ones Boeing,
Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman?
where are these guys? One thing the above list proves,,, Private investment
builds better technology. The builder gets to benifit from his innovations.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
WARREN BUFFET HOT OR NOT LIST MARCH 2018
9:32 pm est
When it comes to the stock market’s so-called “smart money,” Warren Buffett is arguably still king of
the hill. Even at 87 years of age, the Oracle of Omaha remains involved with the stock-picking done by his iconic investment
fund Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), and he hasn’t lost his touch. Riding his coattails, or at least studying what he’s
buying (and why), can be a smart move.
That’s not a tough thing to do. Fund managers are required to report their
portfolio’s position to the SEC each and every quarter. Just by cross-referencing the most recent report with the previous
one, it’s not too difficult to figure out what Buffett has been buying and selling.
And Berkshire just filed
its most recent report (called a 13F) on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Here’s a look at what Warren Buffett and Berkshire
Hathaway bought during the fourth quarter covered by this 13F. Yes, it’s slightly old news now, as he’s disclosing
what he has already done and not what he’s going to do. But there’s still plenty of worth in this info. After
all, Buffett’s preferred holding period is “forever,” so these picks have shelf life for any investor that
wants to follow his lead.
BK: Mellon Bank
BUY LESS LIST
AAL: Amarican Airlines
GM: General Motors
IBM: International Business Machines
LUV: Southwest Airlines
Top one liner ADVICE from Warren "DONT
BUY STOCKS ON BORROWED MONEY!"
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Stock Market is Double where it should be and could loose half its value in a major correction!
2:07 am est
If China gets spooked and pulls 15%
of the market out in one day every stock
will fall to half its value.
Do not move to
commodities overnight but Gold and Silver
Mining look really good right now. HL is Heckla
they have been aroung 100+++years.
I have owned their stock several times in the last 30 years.
CYBERCURRENCY it started as a barter system to give
clickbait value much like playing arcade games for coupons
and trading for stuffed toys and squirt guns. Anything but money.
It is managed by an Advanced Artificial Intelligence
to look secure for everyone.
It is way over-invested by Saudi Arabia
(who Can take a hit and not
notice for years)
All cycberanything is over hyped.
Its a suckers betl! Go back to sleep please
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
3:35 am edt
Top stocks Warren Buffett owns that pay dividends
Ticker and dividend percent yield
This list is for educational purposes only. This is not advice to buy stock or make
any investment whatsoever, The intent here is only to share public information about stocks Warren Buffett buys. It is impossible
to predict the future performance of any stock and many stocks do lose money.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
ARE YOU READY FOR SUCCESS?
6:48 pm edt
Envision with all the strength in your imagination:
How you will feel when you achieve the goal.
to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.
Failure, for you, is a strictly temporary condition.
don't go the way you like, it's only a setback.
Accept the fact that you do sometimes fail.
Failure as an unavoidable
component in your quest.
Decide that you're going to be:
Happy and grateful today!
Happy and grateful in
Happy and grateful no matter what!
Happy and grateful with possible problems.
Happy and grateful
to be able to help your friends achieve their goals.
Drill inspirational messages into your brain like a one person
Brainstorm your list. Your Quest list is a line item success tool.
I have a Masters Degree from You
Tube University and no Student Debt.
List the activities and steps required to achieve your
goal, in any order.
One by one, line item a list of everything to finish.
Drawing lines drawn through the ones you
Schedule only the 20% of the activities that will produce 80% of your results.
long-term timetables. No matter how insurmountable the odds.
Leave some mental space on the page, "wiggle
room" when you plan.
When you reach a plateau or slow spot, it's time to celebrate with a great Cigar.
Plateau is almost always a sign that you're on the brink of a breakthrough.
Have the patience to stick
with it and trust and know that you'll eventually achieve your goal.
Dream big enough that you leave room
to enjoy your quest along the way.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Ten Keys to making money in media.
4:52 pm edt
Experience life like it wont be there next week.
Successful Key Career moments will come as often as you recognize
that and when, God blesses
you with an opportunity you cant explain with logic. Your trust (called faith)...is in his
acting on your behalf, this comes from you recognizing Gods grace to you is from his
finished works an now your favor
(its handy to make a list in your wallet)...write a list when you
receive career favors, the ones when you cant figure
where the favor comes from.
Also remember everything that has ever been professed in the Bible, and later came true
is proof that more will come from God, even in todays time and life. Many...no nearly all of my friends
I started with
have risen to fame, but not fortune in broadcasting. Many have since quit or passed
away with broken dreams.
first fifteen years of my career I worked like a dog, hard work as a single guy.
From year Ten to Fifteen as a family
man. Never more than $60k a year.
Here is Ten Keys for making money in Media. Beside the fact you know everything
One Law in Media: Only Station owners ever make money, ever. no exceptions.
I was a tool box engineer DJ
guy with tower climbing nerves and transmitter repair skills all
self taught but not a dime to my name.
Help enough other people get what they want and you will get what you want.
Second Key: You swim where the big fish
swim. Go to a market with money. Top 100.
Third Key: KXYZ, Write a business plan to build or purchase and run a station
of your own."
Even if its only an internet station.
Fourth Key: "Become an expert on creating from scratch
and maintaining Station public files"
learn every rule including political rules. Everything is in "The Public
and Broadcasting a
procedural manual" this book is the first file folder in all broadcast station public files,
and it has all the rules in it. All the files are found @ www.fcc.gov/mb except local EAS
plans. You have to have and can copy this from any other station if you ask them for a copy
their EAS statewide plan. Say you need it for a college class. Self study to learn
everything you can about this FCC.gov
website. Pick a station and kindly ask to see their
public files. Watch them bring out cookies and milk and a smile from
the Big Guy boss. Be
nice, not nosey. Just say, you are a citizen interested in public affairs programs and need a
copy of their Statewide Emergency Alert System Plan. They are allowed by law to charge you
for copies but they wont
mind if you are nice about it.
Fifth Key: "Its easier to promote investment money from partners than to barrow
from a bank"
NEVER A BARROWER BE.
Sixth Key: "If you need one partner, take two plus and you. NEVER outside
of true trusting
partners, only philosophically like-minded partners."
Seventh Key: "Find a stand alone
AM radio station run by a single owner operator and learn
how he makes money. "Any body can pay millions to buy
an FM station and use it like a
personal jukebox toy. We dont do windows and we dont do free!"
"Selling is nothing more than being a professional promotion buddy and friend responsible for recruiting new customers
for people that
run their own businesses. They must trust and must count on you, and your ideas to bring them
Learn two good pitches that work from memory, a full 10 step ten minute pitch and
an elevator pitch, three focused points
less than 60 seconds...".we both make money so lets
make it happen."...shake their hand and go.
Key: There are dozens of AM stations for sale under $60K. Develop a plan to find Six
partners @ $10k each and start now
trying to save at least $10k on your own. Any signal is a
voice in a market regardless if its AM, FM, TV, LP, Internet,
or a big fat light bulb in the
sky with coverage in a market it will have audience. "Nothing that you are doing
now, is as
important as, your savings account having $10K in it, owning and learning, a copy of Palo
Business Plan Pro 12."
Tenth Key: "You got the Degree already, your break into Broadcasting is as an owner,
toolbox tower monkey DJ type like me." Any job under being the boss is just using you until
you get tired
and move up the market rungs. If you trip along the way nobody helps you get
Understand that serving God
and making a million dollars in Media so you can serve him better
makes you important and rare....Very rare.
If you get this far and still need help call me on my cell 727.389.9151
Grace and Peace,