Thursday, May 28, 2009

The latest latest

Latest update on whats happening with the Rogue CFO:

Going to Vegas mid June to finally meet my longest time client, Paradise Publishers ( - check out the Company tab to see the Best Dressed CFO on The Web once again.

Going to Seattle/Vancouver mid July for a week total

One entrepreneur I've worked with about a year now just merged with a $30M revenue company... $30M in 6 months mind you. Might be going on board as Rogue CFO for the new conglomerate.

Inking a deal to work as the Rogue CFO for a startup in India, travel related.

Working with 1 company in the UK currently, talking to a 2nd.

Needless to say, lots of cool things going on.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Article on Site: Exit Strategies

Just published a new article on Exit Strategies on my site. Feel free to surf around other articles I've written as well.

Coming soon: Video Blog about me, my iPhone, and how it's making my life as a CFO much more fun and productive.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rogue CFO Voted "Best Dressed Guy On The Web"

I had a business associate of a client of mine, who I had never talked to before, today tell me he loved my site (excellent!), and that I am the best dressed guy on the web. That was pretty hilarious, since I usually don't dress anywhere near this level. I get a lot of milage out of this picture of me. And who am I to argue with him.

Rogue CFO: Best Dressed Guy On The Web

Friday, May 15, 2009

I was looking through some old files I had from my MBA days (4 years ago) when I was working full time, commuting about 1.5 hours each way, and going to school 4 nights a week. No online 1 class at a time for me.... I went physically to school, a top 20 business school (UW) and went 4 nights a week some semesters.

None the less, back then for one class we filled in a form. I won't repost the whole thing, but in general it was a Life Plan.

Where am I now
Where do I want to be
What do I have going for me that will get me there
What else do I have to do to get there

It was fun to find this form several years later, and basically everything back then summarized where I want to be right now, where I am.

My goals were to leave corporate life, work with smart people, work for myself from home, travel some, use my past freelancing & consulting skills to get me where I wanted to go. My vision wasn't completely clear, as in I thought I'd spend my days only doing project type work (business plans, financials, accounting software implementations, etc), I more or less had the idea and am so happy to see I've made it all come true.

So I just filled in the same form again, as of now. Looking forward to opening it 3-4 years from now and seeing it has all come true again... not by magic, just hard work and making it happen.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Whats new with the Rogue CFO?

Business and Personal -

I'm moving in a month 5 miles down the road to a new place, can't wait to pack my stuff and move in 100+ degree weather!!!

I got an Iphone and love it. I had a Blackberry Curve for 1.5 years, thought it was great, but time for an upgrade to quicker technology with faster internet. Amazing toy so far. Compared it extensively to a Blackberry Storm touch screen before deciding to go with an Iphone.

I'm still kicking around the idea of going to Toronto in June, and possibly Ottawa & Montreal on top of that.

My refined Craigslist ads have been good. I get less calls, less site traffic, but what is coming is quality, not quantity.

I spent more money on Google ads, didn't get many clicks, and also listened to the advice of someone who said the only people making money from having Google ads is the people who teach others how to make money placing them. Fair enough, the Google ad campaign is suspended for now.

I've been looking at leather couches for my new place on Craigslist, great deals to be had out there especially in these "tough economic times" as the kids are saying.

I've been quickly learning a lot about podcasting and am taking a Podcasting Secrets course over the next month to prep for Entrepreneur Tools Online launch.

I'm setting up telephone wire capability so I no longer have to go to the bank and spend 2 hours to send 1 wire, granted I have to go back to the bank 1 more time to turn in the paperwork and be set up for telephone wire capability.

There's a taste of the Rogue CFO's life right now. I have on my extensive to do list to create a listing of video blog entry topics and get some more content up soon. Look for that before the end of May.