Monday, May 2, 2011

Beatles, Business and Birth Order

If you grew up with (or are just a fan) of The Beatles, you'll want to get a copy of 'COME TOGETHER: THE BUSINESS WISDOM OF THE BEATLES". (written by George Cassidy and Richard Courtney). The book seamlessly integrates nuggets of business "do's and don'ts" with interesting stories about the greatest rock and roll musical group EVER!

I talked with Richard Courtney, a successful real estate developer and huge Beatles fan. (He's been a follower since the age of 8!). The book has 100 chapters-but don't let that scare you-each one is no more than a page to a page and a half. It's set chronologically and has tons of information about each of the four "young lads from Liverpool". If you're looking to start your own business, if you already have a business and are looking for tips on how to make it better, this is the book for you. Find out how THE most successful business franchise of all time can help YOU!

Today, May 2nd is "Siblings" Day. Are you the oldest? A middle child? The baby? Or an only child? Are you aware of how your birth order affects your love life? (I found this information on )

If you're the oldest:

*You are a born leader (most US presidents were first borns)

*You take charge, like to plan and always remember birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine's Day

*You are also old-fashioned (in a good way)

Your challenge: you need to become more spontaneous. You hate suprises.

Best Match: the youngest child. It's a case of opposites attracting. You help the last born become more organized and the last born helps you lighten up.

If you're the middle child: *You have a reputation as an insecure mess (Think Jan Brady). But you are actually a stable and loyal partner *You are not spoiled *You work for every perk, including a happy relationship. *You alwasy try to put others at ease. Your challenge: You need to open up because you're sometimes "hard to read". You can be secretive and you're not the best communicator when you're upset so learn to speak up instead of holdidng your anger in and you'll have a more harmonious relationship Best Match: Youngest child. Middles aren't as threatened by last borns as they are by exacting first borns.

If you're the youngest: *You're all about fun! *You like to have a good time Your challenge: you are not too financially dependable. (It comes from being well taken care of all your life). You also use your charm and charisma to be a bit "manipulative". Best Match: Either oldest (they serve as a good counterbalance in a "parent-child" sort of way, or middle child (they value friendships so they totally understand why you love being the life of the party).

The only child: *You are a "rock solid" citizen and a "sweetie" *you are super reliable and like the "oldest" child but to the extreme *You are punctual and true to your word *Always willing to help a friend in need
Your challenge: You are a bit of a perfectionist. Also cautious and pragmatic (and you can be very slow to make the first move). Best Match: the youngest child because you balance each other out. The baby of the family adds spontenaity and romance while you make sure you two aren't dining by candlelight because the electric bill never got paid!

I thought this was a fun perspective on siblings, spouses and significant others!

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