My Library and Courses
Last Update: Saturday December 16, 2017

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A few Open Letters over the years

October 26, 2013: Problems logging in

Autumn 2013: Students -Get Serious about life and business

March 22, 2012: Log in to update your account

November 16, 2011: Sergey Brin, Google

August 2011:  Economists are clueless!?!  But, you're not!

August 2011:  We all must participate (Barack Obama)

25 July 2011:  NYT Nick Kristof, Bonuses for Billionaires

July 2011:  Economic Development Project for the 30/90

February 2011:  Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education

September 2010: Stephen Hawking and Len Mlodinow's
Grand Design: It is not as grand as they think.

March 2009:  60/60:  A Beginning for GPS-based Cities
Referred to as Priceless-Cheap Real Estate, this letter might be considered the simple beginning of a billion-dollar idea.

January 2009: President Barack H. Obama
Encourage the unemployed to start a business

October 2008: Hugh McColl, Jr., a Chairman, Bank of America on "60 Minutes" says"There is nothing good about being small."

May 2007:  New York Times Launches Small Business Video
based entirely on the Small Business School episodes


Index of a few letters by topic and author

Topic

Focus / Author Episode
Critics Internet / Gloria Internet Basics
  Mo's / Joseph Mo's
Education College / Thomson Favorites #1 & #2
  HS / Coyman Related episode
  HS / Bonetti Chocolate Crickets
  Learn from All  
Help! Internet / Bernadette Staying Power
Indexes Index of Learning Companies  
Industries Type of Business:  Restaurants  
Key Ideas Cash Flow / Gardiner Many
  Compensation Many
  Financials / Stickney Related episode
  GPS-based Cities   $0-to-$1B
  Incubators / Shamiso  
  Podcasts / Gardiner  
  Retirement / Anderson  
  Services (Professsional) Many
  SWOT Analysis / Anderson  
Paths & Steps An Idea / Jason  
  Start Up / Cope
Producers We are all Producers  
Thanks Cliff Prescott, Fat Towels  

From: Lindel
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Subject: Question
To: Bruce

Hello Bruce,

Do you still do the shows? Thanks.

Lindel

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On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Bruce wrote:

Well, a voice from 2006! Wow!

Hi Lindel -

How did you find that email (from 2006!) and what is going on in your life in North Carolina? Excuse my possible lapse in memory, but do we also have a Wofford connection? That was my alma mater in 1969.

Hattie and I stopped our weekly, active productions in 2008. The show cleared on many stations in the USA until 2011. Three years... that is when the rights to air the show ran out for all PBS stations. In 2012 KVCR-TV in San Bernardino was the last station we know that re-aired selected episodes with our permission.

It is not totally over! Our working business model is here:

USA: http://smallbusinessschool.org/page1203.html

Global: http://smallbusinessschool.org/page906.html


Those models were initiated when we began in 1994 and extended globally when the Voice of America-TV began broadcasting the show. It aired in China to millions each week. In Dubai it was twice daily on their business channel for two years. The show aired in most countries of the world.

I thought in 2008 that we were not executing well on the extension of both models because we were too active with week-to-week productions. Today, I would have to guess that both models are not easy or it would have been done... but I am not giving up!


-Bruce

PS Here is what drives us even today:

http://smallbusinessschool.org/page18.html