Businesses I Wouldn't Start Today

Tech consultant Gene Marks on why he'd avoid anything involving food, kids, or franchises, among others

One good thing about getting older is I get better at avoiding things I don't like to do. For example, I don't like to answer my phone at night. I figure if I wanted to talk, then I'd be the one calling. I do not like driving my teenage sons and their flatulence-prone friends anywhere beyond 10 minutes from my house. I never eat at Taco Bell. And, in an effort to save my very last shred of masculinity, I prefer that my wife doesn't drive the car when I'm in it. (Sometimes she lets me have my way.)

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