Google’s and Amazon’s growth may be more impressive, but I can better relate to Walmart since the founder grew up just a few miles from my boyhood home.
Words cannot express the appreciation for three days I got to hang out with John Warrillow (author of Built to Sell) and some 31 financial professionals who were CPAs, CFOs, M&A players, and executive business coaches. Now that was truly the real financial Dream Team.
During the whole time, I felt I was drinking financial and business intelligence from a giant fire hydrant. But there was one topic John addressed that was both intriguing and new to me–the 5-20 Rule.
John has written about the 5-20 Rule before, and I’ll provide links in the Resources below. But this was the first time I had been exposed to this line of thinking.
I don’t think I’ve ever experienced the level of service they provided over any three-day period at a hotel. Truly remarkable.
But I still wanted to feel like I was at home, so here’s what I brought with me.
A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a growing online dashboard provider, and the topic was monitoring your current ratio. What boggled my mind was that their success indicators ranged from 1.5 to 3. There were no additional comments about how certain results could be misleading.
In late 2010 I had a problem. Too much weight around my gut. I was definitely sporting the William Shatner look (sorry, Captain Kirk).
So I worked out a plan that included two high-payback activities. First, I radically changed my diet. Next, I started working out everyday. It worked. When I started on November 15, 2010, I weighed 216 pounds. I was down to 174 pounds by June 16, 2011. That’s a drop of 42 pounds in 214 days.