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Dick Davies commented on Jack Gates's blog post 'Truth'
"An old Welsh carpenter once told me, "It's OK to talk to yersel'. Just don't tell you any lies.""
Jun 15
Dannielle Blumenthal commented on Jack Gates's blog post 'Truth'
"Great blog."
Jun 15
Jack Gates posted a blog post

Truth

As the story goes, when asked by his father about who chopped down the cherry tree, George Washington said “I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little hatchet.” While this actually did not happen, throughout his life, Washington demonstrated a strict adherence to telling the truth, especially to himself.Historical accounts tell story after story of Washington going beyond the known and established to undertake new and…See More
Jun 15
Jack Gates posted a blog post

The Final Frontier

We are embarking on the greatest business revolution in 4 generations. It affects the whole economy.The biggest change in ownership since WWII is starting now and will continue through the next 15 years. More than one half of small and medium business in the American economy are owned and managed by Boomers, and will have a forced change in ownership.Who they are? Many current business owners have their personal fortunes tied up in their businesses. If they cannot find a way to get the money…See More
May 4
Jack Gates left a comment for Beth Hand
"Beth: Welcome to GovLoop. I hope you'll find it as useful and interesting as I do. Great to have you here! Jack"
May 4
Tim Howell commented on Jack Gates's blog post 'It's Always The Small Things!'
"Great point. For the past year I have served as the President for our statewide city and county technology group and that was a huge thing. Especially because the organization became so dependent on our management company. This was my primary focus…"
Apr 11
Jane commented on Jack Gates's blog post 'It's Always The Small Things!'
"Keeping current SOP is an ongoing process that gets overlooked due to workloads from what I have seen."
Apr 10
Jack Gates posted a blog post

It's Always The Small Things!

There are a multitude of first things that need to be done when you take over in an organization as the new person – especially if you are at the top of the org chart.When I was elected president of the board of a country club, I immediately talked with the key staff and department heads, influential club members, primary vendors, and community supporters to get a good view operations and the business health of the club. I also looked at the books and administration files as well. While on the…See More
Apr 9
Jack Gates posted a blog post

The Internet Tool– Faster, Cheaper, Better Results

OK, it is clear to me now – the internet is not a passing novelty, it is a creation tool of considerable versatility and depth, and fosters creativity at every turn. IaaT – the Internet as a Tool is here to stay.Back in the ‘90s, my organization went through an image update – a new logo, and a branded, coordinated image to go with it. Our PR firm took on the project and immediately dedicated a design team to us.At the time, we had a long established and recognizable logo of large lowercase…See More
Apr 1
Mark Hammer commented on Jack Gates's blog post 'What is Trust?'
"Writers in the field like to distinguish between various dimensions or forms of trust.  The most basic differentiation would be between trust in someone's competence, and trust in someone's motives.  So, I may trust you to do a…"
Mar 25
Dick Davies commented on Jack Gates's blog post 'What is Trust?'
"Trust is the basis of effort of more-than-one. And probably the basis of effort of one."
Mar 24
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What is Trust?

Picture this: Lucy has convinced Charlie Brown to run up to kick the football while she is holding it. Charlie races toward the ball and just before he kicks it, Lucy pulls it away – again.Of course, Charlie kicks nothing but air and winds up on his back with a thud; humiliated and disappointed – again.Lucy has convinced Charlie yet again to trust her - that this time she will not pull the ball away and Charlie will not…See More
Mar 24
Jack Gates posted a blog post

What is Trust?

Picture this: Lucy has convinced Charlie Brown to run up to kick the football while she is holding it. Charlie races toward the ball and just before he kicks it, Lucy pulls it away – again.Of course, Charlie kicks nothing but air and winds up on his back with a thud; humiliated and disappointed – again.Lucy has convinced Charlie yet again to trust her - that this time she will not pull the ball away and Charlie will not…See More
Mar 24
Dick Davies commented on Jack Gates's blog post 'Selling Out'
"This is the last area of building a successful company. Founders who neglect an energetic end leave a languishing organization and don't get full value for their work."
Mar 23
Jack Gates posted a blog post

Selling Out

During a period of more than 10 years, as a CEO, Director, and Board Chairman, I have been responsible for disposing of three organizations and have been an acquisition target of two other organizations. I have been a close observer of several others.Here's what I learned.Start Early. From concept to handing over the keys takes about 2 years. Seller or buyer, it takes time to find and qualify good prospects, and it's a process of due diligence, negotiation, and hand-holding until the deal is…See More
Mar 23
Jack Gates commented on Jack Gates's blog post 'Certainty'
"Well said, Dick. Remember the little child who said the Emperor had no clothes on - a lone voice and a great public service. Truth-telling for self is an absolute and why waste time with distracting (or disingenuous) people? Thanks!"
Feb 27

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Truth

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 5:20pm 2 Comments

As the story goes, when asked by his father about who chopped down the cherry tree, George Washington said “I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little hatchet.” While this actually did not happen, throughout his life, Washington demonstrated a strict adherence to telling the truth, especially to himself.

Historical accounts tell story after story…

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The Final Frontier

Posted on May 4, 2014 at 3:09pm 1 Comment

We are embarking on the greatest business revolution in 4 generations. It affects the whole economy.



The biggest change in ownership since WWII is starting now and will continue through the next 15 years. More than one half of small and medium business in the American economy are owned and…

Continue

It's Always The Small Things!

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:31pm 3 Comments

There are a multitude of first things that need to be done when you take over in an organization as the new person – especially if you are at the top of the org chart.

When I was elected president of the board of a country club, I immediately talked with the key staff and department heads, influential club members, primary vendors, and community supporters to get a good view operations and the business health of the club. I also looked at the books and administration files as…

Continue

The Internet Tool– Faster, Cheaper, Better Results

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 9:16am 0 Comments

OK, it is clear to me now – the internet is not a passing novelty, it is a creation tool of considerable versatility and depth, and fosters creativity at every turn. IaaT – the Internet as a Tool is here to stay.

Back in the ‘90s, my organization went through an image update – a new logo, and a branded, coordinated image to go with it. Our PR firm took on the project and immediately dedicated a design team to us.

At the time, we had a long…

Continue

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