Kick Butt-Take Names

Kick Butt-Take Names

January 27, 2009 3 Comments

The producers asked everyone on the Fox Business Bulls and Bears (4-5PM EST) show today to each bring one idea we would like the viewers to walk away with. Mine was ‘Kick butt-take names’.

Too many people today are sitting home in front of their TV in panic like a deer in the headlights. Fear is for tourists. My grandma Flora used to tell me it’s OK to get knocked down, but it’s not ok to stay down. Many viewers have been paralyzed while watching their 401ks shrink with a mindset that their productive life is over. No matter who you are, where you are, or how old you are your productive life is not over. There are lots of ways to start businesses today with no capital, even small ones run by old guys like me. It’s OK to fail trying. But you have to change your mindset and attack to win.


John Rutledge


  1. Rick Kagan

    January 27, 2009

    Dr. Rutledge

    I learned a long time ago that even during recessions those 90% of workers still employed, still must finally expend some income to buy some time.

    In my business, people are less affluent, but that has in fact not impacted their lifestyles outside of the amount of anxiety they produce [and perhaps slowing short term generational transfers momenetarily - perhaps not an awful thing.]

    Always good to "read" the succint voice of reason, thanks.
    Rick Kagan
    Chapel Hill

  2. Greg Collier

    January 29, 2009


    I started out of the guest bedroom of a friend’s house back in late 1999. With no money in the bank and completely clueless in regards to running a .com, I quickly grew the business from basically zero revenue-zero visitors to over 2000 unique visitors per day, along with closing several local display advertising contracts within the first four months of going live. Keep in mind I did not have an IT background, any advertising experience, friends in the business or investors, AND being this was year 2000 not too many businesses were convinced that the internet actually delivered results, so signing on new clients like the California Army National Guard, Tower Records, Sutter Hospital, Earthlink, Roseville Auto Mall and several other local businesses was a bit of a challenge. Just to show how much of an outsider I was, it was not until 1998 that I started using the Internet on any kind of regular basis.

    As mom & dad use to always say, "honey, you can do anything in this world you set your mind to - just make it legal!".


  3. Greg Collier

    January 29, 2009

    My comment should have been posted under "I Love Blue Flame Entrepreneurs ". My apologies.

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