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A New Vision for the Americas and the World

Can we all can do as well?


Tom Gegax wants us all to achieve beyond our wildest dreams.

Minneapolis: Meet Tom Gegax and his partner, Don Gullet.  These two opened for business in 1976 with a few gas stations. By 2000, they had 150 tires stores with 2,000 employees generating $200 million in annual sales.

That's a good story unto itself, but today we're looking into the question about tipping points. The question is, "Because of the transparency of the internet, have we reached a tipping point where ethics, goodness, values and creativity will come back front and center as the focus of business?"

We do not know the answer but we hope so. In this episode of the show, we learn from a master entrepreneur about the meaning and value of life. Tom Gegax is pulling and pushing us up the ladder. When they sold this business, he became an author. His third book, The Big Book About Small Business  builds on his first two,  By the Seat of Your Pants: The No-Nonsense Business Survival Guide, and Winning in the Game of Life.

Most of bootstrap. We run that business right by the seat of our pants. But, something is happening to us all along the way. We are constantly learning, and today we are learning more rapidly than ever. We have so ratcheted up all the equations, we just may have reached a tipping point.

The first editorial title for Tom's book was The Enlightened Executive. And with all these self-help books and continuous improvement cycles within our lives, enlightenment is actually breaking out all over.

Go to all the video clips within this episode...
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About the stars of each episode

Yes, all these people are recommended by their community for their integrity and by their industry for their creativity and courage. Our national sponsors -- from IBM, USPS, Verizon, Microsoft, D&B, Travelers and others -- have paid for everything.

Nobody can pay or has every paid to be on this television show.


Here the Vision Begins By Constantly Sharing Best Practices in Business.

That is living fully. If we're constantly learning from the each other, especially from the best among us, life will be full. You'll set goals, make plans... it won't be easy, but it'll be meaningful.

Living richly. We can all learn the meaning of true wealth. Besides learning the paths to fiscal wealth, we can learn the paths to psychological and spiritual wealth as well. We can learn best practices in both business and in life. More...

Work through a few episodes of the show... over 2000 videos!


Start a Business

Test Your Ideas on the web. Take your idea for a business and begin testing it on the web. Learn from those who got going on their website early and have been rewarded.
» "Create a web infrastructure for growth.
» Form online relations
» Establish an email strategy
» Go to all the key ideas and videos

Key Question: How do I start a business?


Grow a Business
Homepage: Yes, that is the Space Shuttle docking at the International Space Station. This is not the domain of big business alone. It does involve government and big business contracting. Do you have what it takes?
» Build beyond yourself
» Win a Small Business Innovation Research Award
» Consider government work
» Go to the Key Ideas from this episode of the show

Key Question: What is a path for growth?


Buy a Business
Homepage: Meet Howard Kent of Newark, New Jersey. He bought Ironbound Supplies over time from his father-in-law. Then, he tried and failed to broaden his scope. He learned, then started a closely-related business.
» Work your way into ownership
» Teach employees everything
» Stick to your knitting
» Go to all the key ideas and video

Key Question: Can my business be my legacy?


Sell a Business
There are many ways to sell your business.
Here are four stories to review:
1) eight pointed ways to exit your business with money
for your sweat equity and intangibles (all the clips),
2) sell employee stock options (all the clips),
3) sell to someone like you (all the clips), and
4) sell to a publicly-traded company (all the clips).

Learn eight possible ways to exit your business!

Key Question: Who is the best buyer?

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