Monthly Archives: December 2011


Since you have taken the time out of your schedule to read a review on the book DEATH BY MEETING, by Patrick Lenconi, chances are you have wasted countless hours in unproductive meetings and are seeking ways to make your … Continue reading

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 “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and the burning desire to possess it.” ~ Napoleon Hill As the year draws to an end and … Continue reading

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Tis the Season … For Poor Customer Service

“The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best, but legendary.” ~ Sam Walton I hate to be the one to say it, Mr. Walton, but Walmart’s customer service is legendarily bad. The … Continue reading

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Anchor’s Away

“Use great care in choosing your friends and relationships. Life is too precious to spend it with the wrong people.” ~ Melvin Rainey   Last Friday was my dad’s birthday and in his memory, I wanted to talk about one … Continue reading

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THE ART OF INFLUENCE by Chris Widener is a short little 100 page story about persuasion for business leaders. The story begins when young Marcus graduates from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business. As a graduation gift, Marcus’s grandmother … Continue reading

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COMPROMISE: The Politically Correct Way to Mediocrity

“Marriage is all about compromise. When we got married my wife wanted a cat. I wanted a dog. So we compromised and got a cat.” ~ Jeff Bingham ~ Rules of Engagement  I was reminded of this earlier this week … Continue reading

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