A shopkeeper was dismayed when a brand-new small business, much like his own, opened next door on his left and erected a huge sign which read BEST DEALS. He was horrified when another business competitor opened on his right, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading LOWEST PRICES. The shopkeeper panicked, until
In one of my favorite “Peanuts” comic strips, Linus says to Charlie Brown, “There’s no problem too big we can’t run away from it.” I chuckle every time I think about it because it sounds like such a simple solution to a problem. We all have problems. It’s how we deal with them that matters
A young, foolish pilot wanted to sound cool and show who was boss on the aviation frequencies. So, the first time he approached an airfield at night, instead of making his official request to the tower, he said, “Guess who?” The controller, unimpressed by the arrogant newbie, switched the field lights off and replied, “Guess
An office supervisor called an assistant in to give her the bad news that she was being fired. He started the conversation with: “Miss Johnson, I really don’t know how we’re going to get along without you, but starting Monday, we’re going to try.” Tact is the art of making a point without making an
During game three of the 1932 World Series, baseball great Babe Ruth made a gesture seen in photographs around the country. With a count of two strikes, Ruth pointed toward center field. On the next pitch, Babe hit a home run into the stands exactly where he had pointed. The Babe didn’t mind the pressure.
If you are in business, chances are you are familiar with the term ROI – Return on Investment. However, I have learned a more important term called ROL – Return on Life. My good friend, Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, told me: “ROI is what we get back from investing money; ROL is
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