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Enjoy Ron Culberson's insights on a variety of topics

The Corporate Pursuit of Happiness

There is an interesting article in Fast Company Magazine focusing on a Stanford business professor who is teaching her students about the value of happiness in a corporate setting.  She’s working with some large companies to help them figure out how to use happiness to increase employees productivity and to woo customers. Now doesn’t it […]

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Morale is Your Responsibility

An article in USA Today newspaper today indicated that based on a study by MetLife, employee loyalty is at a three-year low.  You can read the article here:  Workers Eager It appears that morale has fallen and it can’t get up.  So what can leaders, supervisors, and employees do about this?  It’s a classic opportunity […]

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Clever Caffeine Cap

I’m always impressed when I see something creative.  Today, I was working on my book in the Duck Cottage Coffee and Bookstore and my eye caught one of their new products.  It’s a hat with an odd design on it.  Upon further review, I discovered that it’s the molecular design for caffeine.  Now that’s funny! […]

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How Disciplined Are You?

I’m writing my third book and decided to retreat to a beach house in Duck, NC.  The isolation has helped me to focus on why I’m here – to write. As inspiration, I re-read Stephen King’s book On Writing.  It’s a tremendous book and it covers the essential ingredients in good writing without getting weighed […]

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Food That Tastes Like (Other) Food

I love to find something that really combines the qualities of excellence and fun.  Recently, courtesy of my Mental Floss blog feed, I ran across this great article about Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche who have turned the food world upside down by exploring ways of substituting unhealthy or environmentally unfriendly foods with similar tastes […]

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Scouting Should Be Cool

This bumper sticker was proudly displayed in the back window of a car parked in front of me yesterday.  It was blocking the driver’s line of sight.  He (or she) must really be proud to sacrifice personal safety just to tell the world about his (or her) Eagle Scout.  I wonder if the eagle scout […]

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Working Through The Pain Feels Good

To become good at anything, we must work through the pain. Malcolm Gladwell refers to this as the 10,000 hour rule in his book Outliers.  Most successful people put in 10,000 hours of practice, work, or experience before they become successful.  But if you’re like me, you have a tendency to give in to the […]

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Welcome to My New Blog

This new blog, “Do it Well.  Make it Fun.” will focus on combining excellence with humor and fun.  Check back here regularly for comments and resources that illustrate how people and organizations do things well and have fun along the way.

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