Noble Goals?

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Kent Gilmore, President of Nahan Printing talked yesterday about business strategy.  He’s an engaging speaker who brought business concepts to life with his experiences and anecdotes.  The ideas he shared were absolutely relevant to members of my roundtables.   

Heartbroken

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  This is a word I hardly ever use and one I don’t hear others use often either.  It’s a powerful word, defined as “suffering from intense grief – crushed by grief”.   

What you hear when you actually listen

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  I was in St. Louis a couple weeks ago attending a conference.  As I waited in line for a lunch table I listened to the conversations around me.  What I heard made me realize that we live in a world of divergence.  People seemed to either totally agree on a topic or totally disagree.  There wasn’t much discussion or

Shrink-wrapped cars & other amusing things

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I was on my way to my father’s home in Boyceville, WI last week and stopped in Amery to pick up a few groceries.  As I pulled into the parking lot I saw something I have never seen before – an SUV wrapped in shrink wrap.  Someone clearly was playing a joke.   

Better technology isn’t the answer

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This is a true story. Imagine you’re 93 years old and living in a nursing home.  Your days run one into another with little diversion.  As you sit in your chair, stories of your life play through your mind: your favorite song, your first kiss, your wedding day, your bowling team, the tragic death of your daughter and on and