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February 5, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Everyone should have one little black book. Well…every determined person should. I know there’s a twisted connotation that comes with it, but it actually has a good one too.

I have one.

I first got the idea when I started watching Shark Tank. Each of the “Sharks” had a little black book. It was in those they did their calculations on the valuations of businesses and their offers. I decided to get one after I started following the Canadian version- Dragons’ Den. The “Dragons” also had little black books for the same reasons the “Sharks” did.

Obviously, I got one for slightly different purposes- to write down every idea, thought and calculation that is business-related. So far, it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There are some calculations and ideas I have on there that are dynamite.

If you decide to get one, you’ll be happy you did. I have to warn you though, take very good care of it. I’ve had to buy 3 between March and late October because I lost 2. It serves me right though, I kept carrying it in my hand, rather than in my messenger bag or buy a small satchel for it. Now it is permanently in my messenger bag.

It’s a good thing I hadn’t put anything every significant or futuristic in them before they got stolen. Right now, I would literally lose it if it got stolen. I’ll give you a few reasons why:

– If you read the “ska redefined [2010]” post from last August, then you must have seen the page on which I drew out the companies’ logos before they were professionally redone. It was because I had my black book handy at the time that I could spontaneously decide to draw logos.

– Right now, amidst my Health Studies program, I’m also working on getting a diploma in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Mohawk College, Hamilton. Some of my courses like Accounting, Operations & Legal Issues and Introduction to Small Business require deep thinking and calculations. Outside class, I have factual calculations of my annual business expenditures, cash flow analysis, coin collection valuation, personal investments and net worth calculations etc in there.

As you can see, I have important info handy, but at the same time, it has to be well kept. In an animated movie, this would the part where I say, “…if it falls into the wrong hands, it would be the end of the world”, but I’m sure you get the message.

Get a black book! If you’re not a careful person, may be you shouldn’t.

Just thought I’d mention it because it just might help someone just as its helping and very useful to me.

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