March 09, 2009

Words of Wisdom

Axis of Weevil-style! Many of you know (at least in the virtual sense) Larry Anderson of KudzuAcres--noted bass player, developer of the Free Mercedes promotion, occasional patron of Billy Joe Bob's BBQ Emporium--but many others of you still might not realize Larry is an entrepreneur, which is a French word for "smart American."

Despite the economic gloom of late, Larry's company managed to do pretty well last year, and is on track to do even better this year. His business advice is distilled down in this article from The Huntsville Times.

Oddly enough, none of his business advice involves blogging. Then again, none of it involves rebuilding Weber carburetors, either. Or gunfire. Or really attractive women in swimwear.


Maybe being an entrepreneur ain't what it's cracked up to be.

ANYway, congratulations to Larry, his partners, and to their employees on their success!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 9, 2009 11:00 AM

Thanks for the plug.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at March 9, 2009 12:21 PM

And a word to the wise, do NOT refurbish your kitchen with a Jenn-Air double oven.

We are presently stimulating the economy with $500 to replace the electronic board again. That's twice in nine years.

It's an appliance, dammit, not a laptop.

Posted by: Janis Gore at March 9, 2009 07:27 PM

Speaking of carburetors, I'm a novice coffee roaster. The machine of my dreams is $900. A hot air popcorn popper works fine, but I want sophistication. I want refinement. I want something that says "This cup of coffee luxuriated in Corinthean leather."

Do I dare build my own contraption?

Posted by: vachon at March 9, 2009 08:58 PM

No problem, Larry--I'm sure you'll see a huge increase in your business because of it!

Janis, I believe the problem lies in the idea that an oven has to have a circuit board.

And vachon, I think you need this website.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 10, 2009 07:23 AM

On topic, it's grand to hear some good news on the business front, Mr. Anderson.

Posted by: Janis Gore at March 10, 2009 09:52 AM

On topic, it's heartening to read about a business success in these times, Mr. Anderson.

Posted by: Janis Gore at March 10, 2009 10:34 AM