Started Jan 22
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HOW HARD CAN YOU MAKE IT?
I know some companies, some institutions, some people....ceo’s, lawyers, financial planners, teachers, politicians, most of us, actually, whose "taglines"could easily be, “We’re the Widget Company (or whatever) How hard can we make it?” Compelling, right? Right. Especially for the “customer.” I attempted to do a transaction with a bank recently and was so…Continue
Posted on May 13, 2013 at 5:00am
"LES JEUX SONT FAITS!"
The last time you were hanging around a roulette table in Cannes (okay, maybe Vegas...Foxwoods?) you heard the croupier make that statement. And he always says it twice: “Les jeux sont faits... les jeux sont faits...” usually in a sing-songy way. I can hear it. And of course, it means, loosely translated, “All bets are made” and no more bets can be placed until the next game. I love…Continue
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 5:00am
WORTH FIGHTING FOR...
You’ve probably heard the story of the guy who climbs up the steep steps to the Golden Gate to presents himself to St. Peter and St.Peter says, “So, show me your scars!” “Scars?” the guy says, “Uh, I...I don’t have any scars..” “No scars?!” St. Peter asks incredulously.“Was there nothing worth fighting for?”
What is worth fighting for? It’s a good question to ask ourselves. A…Continue
Posted on April 29, 2013 at 5:00am
WE ARE NOT AFRAID...
It’s not unusual for me to be knocked out by a piece written by NY Times columnist, Tom Friedman, but last Wednesday’s column, “Bring On The Next Marathon," hit me square in the heart. He writes about the American imperative to clean up, care for each other...and move on. To do anything less is to empower terrorism and embolden terrorists. “So let’s repair the sidewalks immediately, fix…Continue
Posted on April 22, 2013 at 5:00am