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    December 31, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Darren Slaughter. Darren Slaughter said: Learn From Your 2010 Mistakes in 2011! […]

  2. Scott Burt
    January 1, 2011 @ 4:50 pm


    Good tips. I like your emphasis on fundamentals, as opposed to the contractor “trap” of skipping the basics and shooting for the moon. The most successful contractors I know do it through consistently executing fundamentals. Real simple stuff. Like relationships. That sounds pretty oxymoronish but in business it’s not. Anyways, good stuff. Thanks.

    • Darren
      January 1, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

      Hey Scott,

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year! The easiest decisions to make are the ones based on facts, and the simpler the better. People like to complicate things to make themselves feel better, but like you, the most successful people I know take simple ideas and execute. In other words, I am a big fan of Occam’s Razor.

  3. Chris Spoerl
    January 4, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    “I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong” – Benjamin Franklin.
    Solid post.