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Start Your Own Business, Fifth Edition: The Only Start-Up Book You'll Ever Need

Start Your Own Business, Fifth Edition: The Only Start-Up Book You’ll Ever Need

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“Entrepreneurs enjoy a freedom few ever know. Starting your own business is one of the few remaining paths to wealth—and this book is a valuable road map.”
Robert K. Kiyosaki, Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad

Tap into more than 30 years of small business expertise as you embark on the most game-changing journey of your life – your new business.

This unmatched guide – the best-selling business startup book of all time – offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you’ll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges.

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The Bitterroot Valley and Hamilton Montana – Part 1

Rating: 5

Meet Henry Silverio and get an introduction to the crown jewel of Montana, the Bitterroot Valley. Learn about the towns and lifestyle of this recreational paradise that borders the largest designated wilderness area in the continental United States.


Hamilton Montana Photos

Hamilton Montana area barn

This beautiful old barn is just to the south of Hamilton. On the day of this picture, it is emblazened with fall colors.

Hamilton Montana winter day

This is a crisp, cold Bitterroot Valley winter’s day. Beautiful bright sun in the valley.

Rocky Mountain Lab: Hamilton

Right near downtown Hamilton, and very close to the High School you’ll find the Rocky Mountain Lab. Although quite controversial with many of Hamilton’s citizens, the lab brings high quality scientists and good jobs to this remote corner of Montana.

Rocky Mountain Lab: Hamilton Montana

Another shot of the Rocky Mountain Lab from just down the street.

Bitterroot River: Hamilton Montana

Another beautiful fall photo, with mist rising off the Bitterroot River.
This shot was taken on a walk through town, when we reached the south end. Don’t you love those wide open Montana spaces?

Medicine Tree Montana

And all that’s left of the Medicine Tree


Walking Hamilton’s Streets

Hamilton Montana City Building

It’s a beautiful Montana day to be walking in the streets of Hamilton. The downtown area is nice and compact so you can park your car and walk to everwhere you want to go.

Flag Hamilton Montana city

I’ve heard some crazy stories about what it takes to get that flag to the top of that pole!

hamilton Montana Street

This is just about all the traffic we want to see.

hamilton montana homes

The numbered streets just to the south of downtown feature some beautiful old homes. A lovely neighborhood.

Creamery Bldg Hamilton Montana

This is the old Creamery Building, top of Main Street, which has been turned into offices.

Hamilton Montana scenery

Careening down Golf Course Road, to the east of Hamilton, I shot this picture out the window of my car! Look at those mountains!

Hamilton Montana downtown

Hamilton Montana has a beautiful old western downtown. You can find GMAC realtors and the Ravalli Republic paper on

sunset Hamilton montana

This is Blodget Canyon glowing in the rays of the setting sun.


The World’s Best Pickles

I knew they were the world’s best pickles the moment I tasted one. That first taste took place around 1950, and I’ve tasted a lot of pickles since, am a pickle hound in fact, but I’ve never come across anything else as good.

They came to us by way of my Uncle Ronald Smith, who was an electrician in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana where I grew up. One day he was doing electrical work for a Bulgarian family, and they rewarded him with a sample pickle. He liked it so much he got the recipe and gave it to his wife Gladys, who gave it to Grandma Glidewell, who made it and gave some to me, and I thought I’d died and gone to pickle heaven.

And thus, although they became an old Glidewell family recipe, they are really an old Bulgarian family recipe. The Bulgarian family, whose name I do not know, told Uncle Ronald that in Bulgaria, when the first heavy frost kills the tomato vines, they put all their end-of-garden vegetables –- including those green tomatoes — into a barrel, fill the barrel with pickling brine, and eat the best pickles in the world all winter.

It turns out, though, that the pickles’ travel from Bulgaria to the U.S. was only one leg of a more ancient journey. Because I mentioned them to an Iranian woman, and she said, “My family has always made pickles like that! Exactly like that, except we add tarragon.”

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How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates?

As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe. Environmental damage, climate change, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of these societies, but other societies found solutions and persisted. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana.

Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide?

Jared Diamond’s Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed is the glass-half-empty follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel. While Guns, Germs, and Steel explained the geographic and environmental reasons why some human populations have flourished, Collapse uses the same factors to examine why ancient societies, including the Anasazi of the American Southwest and the Viking colonies of Greenland, as well as modern ones such as Rwanda, have fallen apart. Not every collapse has an environmental origin, but an eco-meltdown is often the main catalyst, he argues, particularly when combined with society’s response to (or disregard for) the coming disaster. Still, right from the outset of Collapse, the author makes clear that this is not a mere environmentalist’s diatribe. He begins by setting the book’s main question in the small communities of present-day Montana as they face a decline in living standards and a depletion of natural resources. Once-vital mines now leak toxins into the soil, while prion diseases infect some deer and elk and older hydroelectric dams have become decrepit. On all these issues, and particularly with the hot-button topic of logging and wildfires, Diamond writes with equanimity.

Because he’s addressing such significant issues within a vast span of time, Diamond can occasionally speak too briefly and assume too much, and at times his shorthand remarks may cause careful readers to raise an eyebrow. But in general, Diamond provides fine and well-reasoned historical examples, making the case that many times, economic and environmental concerns are one and the same. With Collapse, Diamond hopes to jog our collective memory to keep us from falling for false analogies or forgetting prior experiences, and thereby save us from potential devastations to come. While it might seem a stretch to use medieval Greenland and the Maya to convince a skeptic about the seriousness of global warming, it’s exactly this type of cross-referencing that makes Collapse so compelling. –Jennifer Buckendorff



Spiders To Be Concerned About

Not many people like spiders.  They even tend to shy away from the ones which are non-venomous.  Certain spiders can inflict a very painful bite which can cause serious health problems in humans.  Although these bites do not usually prove to be fatal thanks to available medicine, this does not mean you should not be wary of certain types of spiders.

Most people have heard of black widow spiders.  They are one of the most dangerous in the world.  However, they usually are not aggressive creatures as long as you leave them to their own devices.

You can find them in various cluttered areas around your home.  They are very commonly found in wood piles and garages.  This type of spider is usually found in the southwestern United States although it appears throughout the whole country.

Another spider you should be concerned about is the brown recluse.  This type of spider usually is not aggressive either and will only bite when it feels threatened.  Humans are advised to stay away since they are very venomous creatures.  They are usually found in the southern and central states hiding behind logs and rocks.

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Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend

Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend

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From New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville, this riveting and definitive new biography pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon—and reveals the unknown, complex, and controversial man known to millions around the world as Evel Knievel.

Evel Knievel was a high-flying daredevil, the father of extreme sports, the personification of excitement and dan­ger and showmanship . . . and in the 1970s Knievel repre­sented a unique slice of American culture and patriotism. His jump over the fountains at Caesar’s Palace led to a crash unlike anything ever seen on television, and his attempt to rocket over Snake River Canyon in Idaho was something only P. T. Barnum could have orchestrated. The dazzling motorcycles and red-white-and-blue outfits became an integral part of an American decade. Knievel looked like Elvis . . . but on any given Saturday afternoon millions tuned in to the small screen to see this real-life action hero tempt death.

But behind the flash and the frenzy, who was the man? Bestselling author Leigh Montville masterfully explores the life of the complicated man from the small town of Butte, Montana. He delves into Knievel’s amazing place in pop culture, as well as his notorious dark side—and his complex and often contradictory relationships with his image, the media, his own family, and his many demons. Evel Knievel’s story is an all-American saga, and one that is largely untold. Leigh Montville once again delivers a definitive biography of a one-of-a-kind sports legend.


Hamilton, Montana Police traffic stop shootout, suspect is killed [January 2nd 2010]

Rating: 5

In the early hours of the morning on January 2nd 2010 at around 2 am, Hamilton Police Officer Ross Jessop pulled over Raymond Thane Davis for a minor traffic violation. Davis had been drinking heavily that night (Jan. 1) and was armed with a .41 caliber revolver handgun. When Jessop approached Davis and asked how much he had had to drink, Davis pointed the gun at Jessop and pulled the trigger but the hammer fell on an empty round. Jessop moved his face away from the threat as fast as he could and ran towards the back of Davis’ vehicle, while drawing his Glock, Model 22 handgun. Davis then fired again at Jessop as he ran and this time a bullet left the gun, but the bullet missed Jessop. When Jessop was behind the vehicle he fired his pistol 14 times into Davis’ vehicle as it sped away. Six bullets hit Davis’ vehicle, including one that drove through the passenger and driver’s seats and into Davis’ back. One round hit Davis in the back and he was killed on the scene. Afterwards Davis’ vehicle crashed into a power company’s telephone pole and came to a stop. A jury later ruled that Hamilton Police Officer Ross Jessop was justified in shooting Raymond Thane Davis to death after Davis had opened fire on Jessop. More information about this case can be found here:


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