Weekend Digest: The Creating The Company Of Your Dreams Edition

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TV PREVIEW: GOV. ASA HUTCHINSON

On this week’s TV edition of Talk Business & Politics with Roby Brock, which now airs at our new time – Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on KATV Ch. 7:

Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Recovered from a trade mission to Cuba, the governor joins us for a conversation on Cuba, health reform, DHS director John Selig’s retirement, a halt in state executions and the U.S. House Speaker’s race.

Our Talk Politics roundtable includes KATV’s Elicia Dover and TB&P’s Steve Brawner. We’ll drill in-depth into the Stephen Group health reform report. What was in the details, what were legislative reactions, and where do things go next?

And, our Talk Business roundtable leans on TB&P Business Editor Wes Brown and Executive Editor Michael Tilley. What were their big business stories of the week? Wall Street, Wal-Mart and foreign trade opportunities are at the center of the conversation.

Tune in to Talk Business & Politics with Roby Brock on KATV Ch. 7 Sunday at 9:30 a.m. following a new national politics show, “Full Measure” with Sharyl Attkisson.

CREATING THE COMPANY OF YOUR DREAMS
Entrepreneur says, “You don’t become an entrepreneur because it’s easy or convenient. You decide to start your own business because you want your life to be meaningful, because you want to feel like your life has a purpose, because you are trying to build something bigger than yourself.”

What does that feel like? How does it feel to chase – and achieve – your dream? How do you know that you are heading in the right direction?

Find out at this link.

IS ELON MUSK THE NEXT BUGSY SIEGEL?
How can a former Las Vegas mobster be compared to one of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs? Here’s how.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors new battery plant in Nevada may do what mobster Bugsy Siegel did for the state back in the 1940s: Spark a new industry that will help drive the local economy.

Siegel built the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that helped the desert state’s growth as a center for gambling and entertainment.

Now the 6,500 workers Tesla’s new lithium-ion battery plant near Reno are expected to employ will help move the state away from those recession-prone industries, the credit-rating company Standard & Poor’s said in a report.

The plant, with an hourly wage of $27, also is expected to increase income in a state where workers earn a little over $20 an hour, S&P said.

For the complete story, follow this link from Bloomberg Business.

SMART DECISIONS BY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
How do they make them when Forbes says, “A study from Columbia University found that we’re bogged down by a good 70 decisions a day.”

Some decisions are minor, like what to eat, which route to drive to work, or in what order to tackle tasks. Others are more difficult, like deciding between two job offers, whether to move to a new city for someone you love, or whether to cut a toxic person out of your life.

With so many decisions taking up each day, learning to prioritize them and make them effectively is essential to your success and happiness.

While you may be familiar with many strategies successful people use for effective decision-making, what follows are the cream of the crop. Here.

ARE TWITTER, SNAPCHAT, AND INSTAGRAM MAKING EVERY HUMAN EVENT FEEL THE SAME?
“And while it may be, shouldn’t we have the privilege of feeling unique once in a while?” asks Fast Company.

While the future may not be on my side, I have to agree with Sinagra a decade later, that it all feels more like a social media victory lap than a tool for our greater understanding of the world. Because ultimately, it’s a display of their power and reach, and all it makes me understand is something that I’d prefer not to think about: that the human experience isn’t all that unique.

But this post definitely is. Read the entire piece at this link.

SEVEN REPUBLICANS WHO COULD BE SPEAKER
It was a shocker. The Hill reports, “After Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) stunning withdrawal from the Speaker race Thursday, there’s no obvious candidate to succeed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as the top House Republican.”

House Republicans are in crisis mode as they scramble to find someone — anyone — who can lead their fractured conference.

Boehner had originally planned to step down on Oct. 30, but that plan is now up in the air, with Republicans needing time to coalesce around a new candidate.

Once the dust settles, here are seven Republicans who could emerge as Speaker.

THE MOST DANGEROUS POLITICAL OPERATIVE IN AMERICA
His name is Steve Bannon and Bloomberg Politics says he “runs the new vast right-wing conspiracy — and he wants to take down both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.”

Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart News, the crusading right-wing populist website that’s a lineal descendant of the Drudge Report (its late founder, Andrew Breitbart, spent years apprenticing with Matt Drudge) and a haven for people who think Fox News is too polite and restrained.

Bannon, an ex-Goldman Sachs banker, is the sort of character who would stand out anywhere, but especially in the drab environs of Washington. A mile-a-minute talker who thrums with energy, his sentences speed off ahead of him and spin out into great pileups of nouns, verbs, and grins.

With his swept-back blond hair and partiality to cargo shorts and flip-flops, he looks like Jeff Spicoli after a few decades of hard living, and he employs “dude” just as readily.

For a full profile of this operative and who he hangs out with, go to a party at his townhouse in D.C. courtesy of Bloomberg, at this link.

ANN ROMNEY FEELS HILLARY CLINTON’S PAIN
In a sad but touching post, The Washington Post has made a vivid connection between Ann Romney and Hillary Clinton.

Last winter, Ann Romney curled up in the family mansion to write her memoir, in pen on yellow legal pads. She wanted the story to hinge on her struggle with multiple sclerosis.

The fatigue. The agony. The depression.

After she miraculously went into remission, the brutality of presidential politics became a new source of pain — which she re-lived when she saw Hillary Rodham Clinton on the “Today” show Tuesday.

Voters “just don’t connect with you,” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie said to Clinton. And “they might not like you.”

Horrible, Romney thought.

“It’s like: ‘We don’t like you; how come?’” Romney says, mimicking the querulous media. “It’s like, really? I know her. And she’s obviously an extraordinary mother, she’s extremely brilliant, with unbelievable experience. The whole thing, with the attacks from everything, you develop — a bubble.”

For the complete read on this original piece, go to this link.

BIDEN BID COULD LEAD TO BATTLE FOR MINORITIES
The New York Times reports, “Facing a spirited challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders in Iowa and New Hampshire, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign has reminded her supporters that she will be better positioned to defeat Mr. Sanders once the primary fight moves to more racially diverse states, where polls show she has a large advantage over him among blacks and Hispanics.”

But a late entry by Vice President Joseph R. Biden into the Democratic contest could complicate Mrs. Clinton’s strategy, particularly if he were able to portray himself to minority voters as President Obama’s rightful heir.

But is it possible for Biden to do this, and what would his strategy be? For the full story and analysis click here.

DARK HOLE IN THE SUN
A very big dark hole in the sun has been discovered. What is it? Is the sun going dim and a catastrophe on earth brewing?

NASA recently released a composite image taken on October 4th by its Solar Dynamics Observatory, which shows a dark, vacant-looking patch amidst bright swirls.

Find out what it is and how it could affect the earth, at this link from AOL.

BEST AND WORST OF MLB STADIUMS
With the Major League Baseball playoffs in full-swing this weekend, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the best and worst big league stadiums.

Unlike most other sports, baseball is unique in that each of its various stadiums are different somehow. Without regulations to adhere to within the playing field, each park has its frivolities for both the players and fans alike.

But that works both ways. As some stadiums present beautiful landscapes, gorgeous features and a beautiful playing surface… some could double as oversized garbage dumps. Below, we’ve ranked all 30 MLB parks, from worst to first.

Batter-up here.

WHAT TV LOOKS LIKE TO DOGS AND CATS
You love them, in fact you adore them and nothing better than curling-up with your cat or dog for some TV-time together. But what do they actually see?

Have you ever wondered why fluffy doesn’t like to watch “Doctor Who” or “Game of Thrones”?

Why don’t our pets have a favorite TV show like we do? Well, to put it simply… TV shows and movies don’t make any sense to them.

Pets can’t visually make sense of the programs we love. To them, everything looks like one big blur — but dogs and cats see different things.

Like what? To find out if it’s worth leaving Animal Planet on all-day for your babies while you are work, click this link.

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