I started working with Sue in 1987, until I left the company in 2009. I don’t think one could find a smarter, more dedicated or loyal to the company team member. Last week after 30 years of service, she retired. Every large corporation has its public faces, but it is people like Sue who really make a great corporation great.
Honor Thy Temple
Please don’t let this be your diet plan!
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
I’ve seen people so many times talk themselves out of doing something and someone with less ability taking advantage of the opportunity. Often, we are our own worse enemy.
Getting Along with Others
Want to know how to be a friend?
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
No one becomes anything, let alone extraordinary, without some help along the way. It is easy to take that help for granted, which is a mistake one may regret .
Richard Fachini was a very cool guy. He was a manager and I was a newly hired staff auditor when I went with him on my first speaking engagement at a University. I’ve done my share of speaking engagements since, but Rich got me off to a good start.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
by Bike Snob NYC
I found this to be a fun, informative and easy to read book.
BikeSnobNYC—cycling’s most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous blogger—brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most important vehicle to hit personal transportation since the horse.
Bike Snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave about the world of bikes and their riders, and offers a unique look at the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its wide range of bizarre practitioners. Throughout, the author lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself.
Bike Snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist. (Source: iTunes)
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
The critics didn’t like this film, but it is a Jack Reacher film; so I thought it was ok.
As many times as I have seen this great film
It wasn’t until this past week, that I saw the original 1967 version. I liked the 2000 version better, but if you liked the 2000 version, you really ought to take a look at this 1967 version.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Beethoven / Ray Charles
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Becoming a Better Person
Have you become a better person this year than you were in 2016?
64% – Same
32% – Better
4% – Worse
Before the end of 2017, will you become a better person than you were in 2016?
62% – Yes
19% – No
19% – I don’t know
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Leftovers
ART OF THE WEEK
Nature is perhaps the greatest of all artists and I urge you to see one of Nature’s most impressive creations, the Buffalo. And there is no where better in my opinion, to see Buffalo than Yellowstone Park.
There are signs every where warning you that these buffalo are wild and dangerous animals and to stay in your car.
However, like most tourists, I couldn’t resist getting out of my car and having my picture taken next to a buffalo. It was a very risky and foolish act on my part, but I guess I am just a risk taker.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
World’s Greatest Hockey Fan
If Hockey had a Hall of Fame category for its greatest fan, Dan would be in it
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
TALK TO ME
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Leon & Lulu
96 W. 14 Mile Road
Clawson, MI 48017
(Northern suburbs of Detroit)
If you like books or if you have ever thought of writing a book, Sunday April 30th, 2017, from 11 am to 5 pm at Leon & Lulu’s in Clawson, Michigan; you will have a chance to talk to a lot of authors. Click on the link below to see who will be there, and if you look closely you see me there also. I would be delighted if you would stop by and say hello. Please let me know if you think you might stop by.
The basis of this blog sprung from my book, which is available on-line from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Kindle version of my book is $4.95.