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Mike Sr and Frannie

The Author and Friend

Welcome to my website!

I’ve worn many titles over the years including “Go-fer” and “Boss”. When I was ten years old throwing the old Wichita Falls Record News daily newspaper, I never imagined the journey that lie ahead, the people I would meet or the places I would see.
 
I’ve dug ditches and washed dishes for minimum wage, sold shoes and tax shelters, and advised people how to make and spend a fortune. I’ve partied with rock stars and played Black Jack in Vegas for table limits. I studied to become an Episcopal priest. I’ve been in the boxing ring and on the shop floor, the stage, and the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
 
I’ve made and lost millions of dollars in industries ranging from oil and gas exploration to wood treating. As a Principal in a National Management Consulting firm, I advised senior managers of Fortune 500 companies how to improve their revenues and cut costs. I was a Senior Executive with the largest multi-state not-for-profit health insurer in the United States, an Executive gun for hire, and started companies in auto services, fast food, software development, physician administrative services, and the manufacture and sale of industrial and commercial fabric shade structures.
 
I’ve learned something from every job I’ve ever had, every foreign country I’ve visited, and every mistake I’ve made. Most of all, I’ve learned about myself. I hope my advice and the information you find here will be interesting as well as helpful in your own journey as an entrepreneur, small business owner, business executive, or spouse and parent.
 
Mark Twain once wrote that “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” I’ve carried more than my share of cats by the tail and I hope to help you avoid a similar outcome by sharing those experiences on this website and in my writings.