As Our Client Who Runs A Donut Store Says: “Eat Hole Foods”

As Our Client Who Runs A Donut Store Says: “Eat Hole Foods”

Tom Stilp, JD, MBA/MM, LLM, MSC

The “tips” have been popular.  We thought we would close the year with some more business tips we have learned from our clients.

Again, we have liberally borrowed from others, but where we recollect, we’ve given credit or some attribution.  Experience is random and inconsistent, as are our tips (and like life, the advice is in no particular order):

  1. When testifying, tell the truth; that way, you don’t have to remember anything.

  2. It’s never the changes we expect that change everything.

  3. Do the things now that other people won’t and, later, you will be able to do the things that other people can’t.

  4. When there is no penalty for failure, failure will succeed.

  5. Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of dying, sings.

  6. Just because you believe in something doesn’t mean it’s true, but if you don’t believe in anything, nothing will ever happen.

  7. The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.  (George Bernard Shaw)

  8. Advice may not work at all, but as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said, take advice and use what  is “condign for the circumstances.”

  9. Seek mentors; avoid miners of talent.

  10. Think about whether you’re in the right place, at the right time, with the right people, doing the right things.

  11. Seek the “average” – being average is not bad, but the most probable, likely thing to happen.  Don’t look for grand-slam profits, but average profits.  Buy 10 companies with average profits, and you’ll be a millionaire.

Thoughts from Our Donut Company:

  1. Eat Hole Foods.

  2. Dozen matter what people think.

  3. It’s okay to eat your fillings.

  4. Think inside the box!

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2021 to all!

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