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Rules of Success to Adopt by Age 13

Written by Gary North on June 20, 2015

For students of the Ron Paul Curriculum. . . . Here is why you should take me seriously. I was born in 1942. I have seen what works and what doesn’t. I have a Ph.D. I am rich by most Americans’ standards. I have never been divorced. I am in good health — and have […]

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New Credit Card Rules for Businesses

Written by Gary North on June 20, 2015

If you run a small business, you had better be ready for the new rules for credit card transactions. They begin on October 1. If you are not up to date, and there is a fraudulent card transaction, you pay, not the credit card company. I will not go into the details here. Click the […]

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What I Learned from Michael Gerber in 1986

Written by Gary North on June 6, 2015

Twenty-nine years ago, I bought a book by Michael Gerber. The book had a captivating title: The E-Myth. I did not know it at the time, but that book was to become a classic in the field of business start-ups. I was so impressed by the book that I invited him to speak at one […]

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Amazon Opens Sales to Small Businesses

Posted on January 6, 2015

This is a puff piece, but the numbers are accurate. The growth is staggering; 65% in one year. Shopping malls will be mostly beauty salons and Subway restaurants in a decade. Amazon today announced that sellers on Amazon sold a record-setting more than 2 billion items worldwide in 2014. The number of sellers on Amazon […]

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Dining With Scrooge

Written by Gary North on December 25, 2014

I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. — Charles Dickens (December, 1843). Little did […]

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Black Friday: What’s Your Time Worth?

Posted on November 24, 2014

Just 28 percent of Americans plan to shop in a store on Black Friday, according to a survey commissioned by Bankrate and compiled by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Internet-deals bonanza Cyber Monday was even less popular, with only 25 percent of consumers saying they planned to shop online Dec. 1. “Consumers are becoming conditioned […]

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Walmart vs. Amazon Price War. Customers Win.

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2014

A fundamental rule of free market pricing is this: “Customers compete against customers. Retailers compete against retailers.” The latest example is Walmart and Amazon. Walmart headquarters has just sent down a memo. Stores are allowed to match prices on Amazon. Critics of the free market call this “cut-throat competition” I’m all for it. When retailers […]

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