Three Thoughts On A Friday Night

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Well it’s Friday night at 9:10PM and I thought I would share a few weekend musings a day early. This has been one of those weeks where you just have to pinch yourself to make sure it’s all real. At times like this that I find myself the most reflective and as usual, I’d like to share my thoughts with all of you, so here we go!

What a difference a phone call makes
I am in the middle of two negotiations with end users and this week a phone call with each made a big difference. I talk on the phone a lot, still I always feel like I could be doing it more, especially when I see what a difference it makes. Yes, everyone uses email and will continue to use email, but at the end of the day if you’re going to do a deal with someone why not hop on a call and get to know them? I’m a big believer in the old saying, “Businesses don’t do business with businesses, people do business with people.”

ZippyKid WordPress Hosting Rocks
I switched from WPEngine to ZippyKid and am having a great time with the service so far. I don’t know why I didn’t use a managed WordPress hosting solution before, it really makes a big difference and is already saving me both time and money. I will be writing a post about why I switched from WPEngine to ZippyKid and how I still think WPEngine is a rocking company, just not the right fit for me.

Fun with Facebook
Seeing Facebook close at $27 made me pretty darn happy. As I wrote in my post about the Facebook IPO I’ve been waiting for the stock to settle, hoping it didn’t skyrocket up, and so far so good. This was a very hotly contested topic when I wrote about it before and I absolutely understand why. I do think that Facebook could crack the mobile advertising code, and if they do the stock will go through the roof. It’s a big risk and not one that I think anyone should take with money that is essential for their livelihood. Still I think it’s a great company and with all the user data they have Google has to be wondering what they might be doing behind the scenes to dethrone the long-time online ad champion. I still haven’t put a dime of my money in but I absolutely plan to, right now I’m enjoying the ride from a distance.

Yes, these are the things going on in my head on a Friday night. Now it’s time to get back to watching Star Trek with Daina, yes we’re both big geeks! I hope you all had a great week and please feel free to share three thoughts of your own in the comment section below. Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Poor Uncle June 1, 2012, 10:32 pm

    I was curious…so I took a look at GOOG, and AAPL…both has a stock price north of $500/share…yet their P.E. are in the low teens. Especially impressive is AAPL…with a market cap of over half a trillion dollar yet P.E. is less than 14. We are not talking about old technology like windows, bing, or xbox. We are talking about iPhone & iPad (which everyone and their mother has one or wants one)….not to mention iTune, iCloud, Siri.

    That said, the only stocks that interest me are those that yield consistent high dividends.

    But, if I have to bet on a 10 baggers, I’d go with Linton Enterprises. 🙂

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    • Morgan June 2, 2012, 8:33 am

      @PoorUncle – very true the PE for Facebook really isn’t in line with anything else so it will have to come back down to reality until it’s a good buy.

      Hehe, I’m not going public yet, but if I ever do, you can expect some preferred shares for my poor uncle 🙂

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  • Austin Gunter June 5, 2012, 8:20 am

    Hey Morgan,

    I’d love to hear more thoughts about your Managed Hosting experience, with both ZippyKid and WP Engine. Thanks for always sharing your blog with the rest of us 🙂

    -Austin

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