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Old 08-12-2014, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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PBT's (Powers Behind The Thrones) should never be underestimated, in my opinion, as factors to the success of any number of Businessmen. When I look thru photo's of the Forbes 400, I sometimes wish they'd also include a photo of the spouse. As a clue? Like, who's the boss here? Who's forever pushing this man to greater levels of success?

Wife has the luxurious tastes of a Queen or Princess, husband would do just about anything for her, work 80-90 hours a week if that's what it would take? And, standing alone, being single, how much of a success would he be? What do you think?

My brother would more than happy living in a tent (he's even told me that), and why is he so successful, working 6-7 days a week? Well, if you knew his wife, who can't pass an antique store to add some new expensive antique to the house, the picture would become clearer.

What do you think? Perhaps the spouse is the one with the greatest ideas for continual success and he merely materializes them?
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: The Cathedral
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TV- and Media-Land are no place to learn about buisiness,
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:27 AM
 
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I think these business people have their spouse tricked. They are doing what they love and their spouse thinks it's all for them!
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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PBT's (Powers Behind The Thrones) should never be underestimated, in my opinion, as factors to the success of any number of Businessmen. When I look thru photo's of the Forbes 400, I sometimes wish they'd also include a photo of the spouse. As a clue? Like, who's the boss here? Who's forever pushing this man to greater levels of success?

Wife has the luxurious tastes of a Queen or Princess, husband would do just about anything for her, work 80-90 hours a week if that's what it would take? And, standing alone, being single, how much of a success would he be? What do you think?

My brother would more than happy living in a tent (he's even told me that), and why is he so successful, working 6-7 days a week? Well, if you knew his wife, who can't pass an antique store to add some new expensive antique to the house, the picture would become clearer.

What do you think? Perhaps the spouse is the one with the greatest ideas for continual success and he merely materializes them?
There are a LOT of single successful businessmen (and women) out there.

Heck even plenty who are divorced.

Your brother is stupid... or you really don't know your brother like you think you do.. which is what I'd believe.

Anyway, I won't discount the success of a spouse for SOME people... a spouse is what makes them successful.... they need that kick.

But for everyone one of those men, another man does not need that.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Wife has the luxurious tastes of a Queen or Princess, husband would do just about anything for her, work 80-90 hours a week if that's what it would take? And, standing alone, being single, how much of a success would he be? What do you think?

What do you think? Perhaps the spouse is the one with the greatest ideas for continual success and he merely materializes them?
I can honestly say that I have yet to meet anyone, in any industry, at even a junior executive level, whose success is directly or even partially attributable to the drive or need to materially pleasing his/her spouse. While I somewhat believe that domestic bliss helps workplace effectiveness...... that is overall a really awful observation.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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A nagging wife is not going to turn a slump into a Fortune 400 magnate.

The value of the wife, in the top end of the business world is that she networks and that she has contacts of her own. Probably at that level of income, she is from a wealthy family herself and she knows how the world works and she knows how to use her family contacts to an advantage.

In wealthy families, the wife often runs her own business in addition to the husband's work. If she is a stay at home mother, she teaches her children how to be successful when they grow up. There is a lot more to raising a winner than laying around on the sofa all day watching soap operas. Raising a successful child is a serious job, and the children of the wealthy are raised to be successful, with all the skills they need to do so.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You both certainly need to be on the same page. I know plenty of guys who really want to invest or start their own business, but there wifes think if theres any account balance left over at the end of the month then its Louis V or Chanel time.
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I've seen it from the other end (I'm a lawyer.) If a working spouse has to support a non-working spouse, and the non-working spouse has a habit of overspending, the working spouse won't get ahead, resentment starts, and the whole ecosystem takes a hit. Divorce can kill a small business.

To be successful, you have to be willing to think long term, and make sacrifices along the way. You have to have funds to invest in your business. If your spouse keeps spending before you can invest, your business won't grow. If you're supporting someone who wants to live like royalty before you've earned it, you'll likely get stuck in the credit card trap.

Finally, home problems affect work life. I've seen many successful businesses take a hit because of family issues. If you're constantly tending to family emergencies (real or imagined) you won't have time to get ahead.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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I'd think that having both spouses engaged in the business is a huge boost to a business and if just one of them is interested in it, well, that may not kill the business, but it sure doesn't help it any. This would mostly affect smaller businesses, once you get up into the corporation level, the spouse's influence is less apparent.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Dual income rules.
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