With the NFL season about to start and players fighting for positions on teams, Dave Ramsey talks about a Sports Illustrated report on NFL players going bankrupt and how the principles apply to you. It's one of his more passionate rants.
Check out the rant plus more, here.
Image via CrunchBaseI am in the process of reading Chris Anderson's book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. He's getting all kinds of reviews on his book from people like Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin. I'll hold my reviews for later, but something on page 98 did get my attention.
"Information that can be replicated and distributed at low marginal cost wants to be free; information with high marginal costs wants to be expensive. So you can read a copy of this book online (abundant, commodity information) for free, but if you want me to fly to your city and prepare a custom talk on Free as it applies to your business, I'll be happy to, but you're going to have to pay me for my (scarce) time. I've got a lot of kids and college isn't getting any cheaper."Like I said, I'm not finished with the book, but based on reviews I've read and heard, the argument of the book, is that things are getting cheaper to the point of being free which means we need to rethink our marketing strategies. However, why isn't college getting cheaper?
My understanding is that some universities are making efforts to provide free tuition to kids who are accepted. I shouldn't get hung up on that one line, but I'm afraid the comment might taint my perception of the rest of the book. Maybe, he'll rebound.
Movie 1: Awesome
Movie 2: Waste of time
Movie 3: Great but not as good as the first movie -or- worse than the second movie. Regardless, it's not the original.
Movie examples that come to mind are Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Fast and Furious, Back to the Future, & Mission Impossible.
What will the Favre triology look like?
Movie 1: Favre starts his NFL career out in Green Bay where he broke records, won super bowls and MVPs, and became an cheese head idol.
Movie 2: Favre retires and comes back to play with the New York Jets. The story line wasn't all that exciting. He had an average season.
Movie 3: Favre goes to the purple side and aligns himself with Green Bays divisional rivals, the Minnesota Vikings to prove he is still worth millions of dollars.
Who knows how it will turn out, but could you have written a better plot for the third installment? Maybe, we'll even see Favre turn into a Rocky Balboa flick someday when he takes on the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League at the age of 50. Then, when he is 60, he can leave his restaurant franchise to compete against some kid who's now in elementary school and call it "Brett Favre".
Image via WikipediaI don't watch Larry King on CNN very much, but I realized that the few times I have watched, I've never been disappointed with Larry himself. I have been bothered and encouraged by some of the views his guests have, but I realized that Larry rarely expresses his own views.
It's a news talk show where the host doesn't seem to be biased (even if he is, I don't know). King asks the questions and lets his guest answer them. Then he moves on to another question. I've never seen him try to corner someone.
Maybe I haven't watched his show enough and I am speaking out of ignorance, but for now ignorance is bliss.