Introduction to Volume 9

Quick Summary: This volume’s contents do not fit nicely into the structure of the site but may be of interest.


Volumes Two through Seven, attempt to cover the broad range of topics that may be of interest to entrepreneurs and managers of companies.  Without a doubt, the articles in this collection only begin to scratch the surface of most subjects.  There is other material that does not fit into the volume and chapter structure of this collection.  This does not infer that those topics are less important. This volume is a repository for “everything else” that was not included in the main body of the collection.

No matter how much forethought went into planning this collection more than twenty years ago, it was obvious that there would be information that simply would not fit into the planned volumes and chapters.  Hence, an “Everything Else” volume was planned.  Furthermore, the volume will be open-ended and include new topics as they surface. 

The listing below shows the initial categories along with a brief description and their status.  Most of the planned contents will be added slowly, over time.  The backlog of planned articles that do fit into the main collection structure will take priority.  As the contents are updated, the issue date of this article will be updated so that users can quickly determine what material has been added by selecting the “WHAT’S NEW” tab on the footer of the site’s home page.

Topics and Chapters included or planned in this Volume

Chapter 9.01 Site Structure and Contents (Initial Release)

  • Site Statistics: Statistics regarding the number of articles, their size, organization by volume and business stage. 
  • Article Listings: A list of all the articles both by Volume/Chapter and alphabetically by Article Title.
  • What’s Coming: This section will include lists of the planned future articles, tools, and presentations that will be added to the appropriate volumes when completed.

Chapter 9.02 Landing a Job (Added 2019-01-15)

A day rarely passes in which we do not hear or see a commercial from a job search site.  There is constant turnover in the job market with the average tenure at a company is (much) less than five years.  The articles in this chapter include advice and observations developed over forty years of reviewing thousands of resumes and hiring hundreds of individuals ranging from individuals on the factory floor to the CEO office.

Chapter 9.03 Lessons Learned (open)

This section will consist of “war stories” and antidotes from myself and those told to me by others that may be helpful to either follow or avoid.

Chapter 9.04 Other Resources (open)

There are thousands of books, articles, websites, and other sources of material regarding starting or running a company.  This section will contain a list or links to those sources that the author has discovered or have been recommended by others. Of course, the listing will be only a fraction of the material that is available.

Chapter 9.05 Articles from Others (open)

Similar to the “Other Resources” section, this section will include useful information created by others.  In most cases, the material will have been created for this site to supplement the content in the main body of the other volumes.  It is anticipated that others may have views that differ from views of articles in the main body of the collection.  This section will provide an opportunity to express those views.  In some cases, articles included in this section will be referenced in the applicable main body articles.


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A Handy Reference Guide for Executives and Managers at All Levels.

9 Volumes 42 Chapters ~689 Articles

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Pick an article similar to how you pick a route on a page of an atlas.
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