Posts made in August, 2013

Marc Sparks: Let’s Meet, but First Unplug and Tune In

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Marc Sparks: On Work | 3 comments

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who has been involved in more than sixty start-ups since the Seventies. He is also the founder, owner, and CEO of Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm. A young man fresh out of college once came to my Timber Creek Capital office to interview for a job with one of my companies. He was obviously dressed to the nines—new suit, pressed shirt and slacks, double Windsor knot in the tie, and freshly shined shoes. Twenty minutes into the interview he was making a good first impression, but then “IT” happened… His cellphone started ringing. He stopped in midsentence, reached into his coat pocket, and pulled out his phone. “Excuse...

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