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Burning Platform

The Burning Platform

At 9:30 p.m. in July of 1988, a disastrous explosion and fire occurred on the Piper Alpha oil-drilling platform in the North Sea. 166 crew members and two rescuers lost their lives in what was (and still is) the worst […]

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Thermostat

Are you a Thermostat or a Thermometer when it comes to your business or your career?

Do you set the tone of the day before the group meeting starts or the interaction between you and the leader take place Or do you just measure the temperature of the situation and dwell on that? People want to […]

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Grateful

Ever feel like things are out of control?

That the daily grind has ground you down ? That the competitive relationship you have with your partner, your mother, your brother, or the funeral home down the street is frustrating. Well here’s a remedy sure to cure those feelings […]

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Value added

What’s Your Value Added?

Everyone wants a good deal when they buy something, which usually means a discounted price – but not always! The one transaction that comes to mind from my childhood is the ‘Bakers Dozen’. 13 yummy doughnuts for the same price […]

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Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is special

When my family and I moved to Chicago from Canada back in 1994 I had heard about, but not fully experienced, the high level of American Patriotism. From placing a hand over your heart to taking off your hat during […]

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You’re in good hands with us

You’re in good hands with us

A large insurance company says, ‘You’re in good hands with us.’ Today many people think that regulatory agencies were set up to penalize businesses and create more paperwork. OSHA is the enemy of the entrepreneur. FTC, an organization designed to […]

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