Archive for September 2010

Focus in the 4th

Several times this season I’ve seen football teams that were either well ahead or tied at the half and even into the 3rd quarter. Only to see them lose the game in the 4th. Sigh, yes, I’m talking about Tennessee and Ole Miss—my two favorite SEC teams. They lost focus. They failed to realize that…

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A Short History of Social Security—Very Interesting

History Lesson on Your Social Security Card Your Social Security Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (and some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it.  Be sure and show it to your kids. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t…

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Get the “Lead” OUT

That’s the way we’ve always done it. They told me I had to do this. I don’t ask questions; I just do what I’m told. Nobody can do it the way I can do it. But my client is too picky. They’ll never go for that. I just need to touch it. I don’t know.…

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The Problem with “Average”

This man is truly amazing! An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class.  That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. …

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Service Edge—Being Proactive

What would happen if our newest customers got an email like this BEFORE we filled their order? Dear  Mr. Baer, I understand you are planning on arriving at the hotel within the next several days. On behalf of the entire team, we are excited you will be staying with us. If there is anything our…

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Email in 3 Sentences (or Less)

Found this online three.sentenc.es The Problem E-mail takes too long to respond to, resulting in continuous inbox overflow for those who receive a lot of it. The Solution Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. Since it’s too hard to count letters, we count sentences instead.…

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Libertarian?

A libertarian is a person – any person – who consistently advocates individual freedom and consistently opposes the initiation of the use of coercion by anyone upon the person or property of anyone else for any reason. (Coercion is here defined as any action taken by a human being against the will or without the…

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Boe Knows Sales

From Allen O’Shields… One of the things brought out about my friend, Boe, at his funeral was that he was the ultimate salesman.  He loved to sell.  He owned 4 shoe stores. Here is a brief version of a story that was told by a banker friend of his. After I first met Boe 30…

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