I am part of a group of retired ECâ€™s that gets together occasionally. At our Thursday morning coffee meeting, the 5 of us began to talk about the worst decisions, best decisions, and thrills that we made during our business years. Ex-wives were excluded although there are 14 of them among us. Some of the suggestions are ECâ€™s who were in business as far back as the 50â€™s. What about todayâ€™s ECâ€™s?
Hired my brother-in-law.
Bought a large stock of small gauge AL wire.
Told my comptroller that computers would never be useful for contractors.
Bought Studebaker trucks.
Bought a race horse.
Fired my brother-in-law.
Hired outstanding people and paid them very well.
Insisted that my kids get a university education and stay away from contracting.
Purchased a railroad car load of copper romex when WWII ended. Only copper available for a while. Several commercial buildings had romex pulled into conduit.
Refused to work weekends.
Retired while still able to do what I wanted.
Energizing ballpark lighting for the first time.
First million dollar contract.
Seeing name on building.
Making the mayor personally hand me the check when I won my lawsuit against the city.