June 1-June 5, 2020 


a look back at this week’s essays… 


How to Be Happy With Your Money 

When I had no money, which was the case for the first 30 years of my life, I resented [the notion that money doesn’t buy happiness]. It seemed a glib sentiment expressed condescendingly by those that had to those that had not…. That was then.


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Hiring Someone to Grow Your Business:

The 7 Personality Traits of a Superstar Entrepreneurial CEO 

Running an entrepreneurial business is very different from running a mature one. A mature business needs to be managed. An entrepreneurial business needs to be grown.


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Black Lives Matter 

Black lives matter. What does that mean?


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quick quiz 


  1. How much do you remember about this week’s “Words to the Wise”? Use each of these words in a sentence: 


*  ephemeral (6/1/20)

*  bromide (6/3/20)

*  insouciant (6/5/20)


  1. Fill in the blanks in this week’s quotations: 


* “He that is of the opinion that _____ will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for _____.” – Benjamin Franklin (6/1/20)


* “A _____ is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell (6/3/20)


* “We can no longer ignore the fact that America is not _____.” – Fannie Lou Hamer (6/5/20)


  1. Are these statements True or False? 


* People who drink and smoke are more likely to have a problem with snoring. (6/1/20)


* Since the shelter-in-place strategy was implemented, calls to suicide lines have increased by as much as 1000% in some states. (6/3/20)


* Unarmed blacks are killed more often by police than unarmed whites. (6/5/20)




recommended links from this week’s blog 


* “Could the CDC Make That Mistake?” – To read the article, click here.


* “70 Step Basketball Trick Shot” – I’ve watched a number of these ingenious games… devices? But this has to be the best. Here


* The latest issue of Independent Healing Click here to read the June issue.


* How to build the perfect squirrel-proof bird feeder…Here


* Must Watch: “Woman gives powerful speech to looters on streets of NYC” Here





Your Question: 


What is your opinion on contractor vs. employee?


My Answer: 


With one exception, I don’t have a strong opinion on contractor vs. employee. To me, it’s a payroll and tax consideration.

In the past, I’ve recommended that certain creatives – like copywriters and editors – be put on a contract basis because I felt they’d be more productive if they were paid by the job. I don’t buy into the idea that creatives need to be in physical proximity to one another. I know the theory. I don’t see it working in practice. What I see are people in cubicles that communicate with one another by email or text. The only time they actually get together is for meetings. (I now believe I prefer Zoom meetings to flesh-and-blood meetings.)

As for marketers and their assistants, I suspect that the employee relationship works better because they need to be communicating with one another, often in small, impromptu groups, to keep things moving. This is just a hunch, though.

As for data entry people and other piecemeal workers, freelance, remote contracting seems like it should usually work.

The only group that I think should definitely be employees and also in the office (and early) are the company’s leaders and those that directly report to them.


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