Posts by Marc Sparks

Mission Accomplished!

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Mission Accomplished!

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who has been involved in more than sixty start-ups. Marc is the founder, owner, and CEO of Timber Creek Capital, a ”family office”. As parents, we work tirelessly to provide our children with the best of everything that we can afford. It’s human nature to want your children to have a better childhood than we had. Of course, we pray for outrageous good health and safety for our kids, but deep down we want them to have MORE AND MORE! Then we start spending time and money to ensure our kids get the best roof over their heads, the best clothes, the best food, the best education, the best sports opportunities, and the best life experiences. In...

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Marc Sparks on Life: What Gets Written, Gets Done

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Marc Sparks on Life: What Gets Written, Gets Done

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who has been involved in more than sixty start-ups since the Eighties. Marc is also the founder, owner, and CEO of Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm. We’re now almost a month into 2014, and I’m willing to bet that for most people, your New Year’s resolutions are on life support, if you haven’t already buried them altogether. Some of the most common resolutions involve making some fundamental change in life—such as losing weight, quitting smoking, saving more money, or achieving better work-life balance. It’s easy to say you want to do one or more of these—but simply wanting change won’t make it happen. Let’s face it; change can...

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Marc Sparks On Life: Never Be the First to Break a Holiday Family Tradition

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Marc Sparks On Life:  Never Be the First to Break a Holiday Family Tradition

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who has been involved in more than sixty start-ups since the Seventies. He is also the founder, owner, and CEO of Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm. Family holiday traditions are so important to the fabric of our society. I love asking people about how they spend the Christmas holiday and what they do with their family.  My family and I have a tradition whereby we give each other one gift (plus a stocking), and we give this gift on the evening of Christmas DAY! The anticipation all day on Christmas is so thick you can cut it with a knife! Our “one gift” policy is pretty solid; however, a few of us have figured out that if we get...

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Marc Sparks: Two Surefire Signs Your Meeting is a Flop

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Marc Sparks: Two Surefire Signs Your Meeting is a Flop

You’re running a meeting, and you’re looking around the room. Half of the participants are either checking their cellphones or hiding behind laptops. Of those who aren’t, half are gazing off somewhere into space, clearly not focused on the topics at hand. Read how Marc Sparks, an entrepreneur who has been involved in more than sixty start-ups since the Seventies, prevents this from happening in his meetings. Read entire article at...

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One day, your life WILL flash before your eyes…make sure it’s worth watching!

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One day, your life WILL flash before your eyes…make sure it’s worth watching!

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who has been involved in more than sixty start-ups since the Seventies. He is also the founder, owner, and CEO of Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm. My wife and I are somewhat haunted by an event we recently experienced; however, we look at this tragic circumstance as another reminder as to how we should live life with an exclamation and not an explanation. Most weekends, we take off on Friday morning at about 9:30 (after traffic) and drive 2 hours to our ranch in East Texas (I have an office there).  Something came up this particular Friday that held us in town, and we decided to go out on Saturday after our Spin Class...

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