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Pelican vs. Travelpro: Who does it well?

Until recently, I loved the way that luggage companies treated you.  Something breaks, they replace it.  Of course if you abuse your luggage, or allow TSA to abuse it, the warranty doesn’t cover it.  But when handles, zippers, wheels, and the like break, the luggage companies typically take good care of you. I’m a fan […]

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The Smothers Brothers Did it Well

I just finished reading David Bianculli’s book, Dangerously Funny, The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.  It was a wonderful walk down memory lane taking me back to my childhood in the mid 1960’s when I savored both the humor and the music of this ground-breaking variety show. What I did not know […]

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A Do it Well Vacation

We left on a Saturday morning, a weekend I point out, and yet our minds were still lingering on email, voicemail, and what-do-I-need-to-do-for-work thoughts.  On the way to Bermuda we had a stop in Newark – which, by the way, is one sure way to make your final destination, Bermuda or otherwise, look fantastic.  We […]

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Finding the Stories in Medicine

I’m a big believer in the power of stories to connect to others and to share important information metaphorically.  In the past few years, we have seen an increase in the use of stories in corporate environments to tell the story of the company, the products, and the customers. I think most staff want to […]

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President Reagan Was Always Ready with His Words

An article in USA Today reported that Ronald Reagan’s collection of note cards, on which he kept jokes, facts, and quotes, will be published in a book edited by historian Douglas Brinkley.  The book is called, The Notes:  Ronald Reagan’s Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom. Reagan was one of the most articulate presidents and […]

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Do it Well. From Adequate to Amazing.

There’s a great article on the Harvard Business Review’s blog.  While there are not a lot of specifics as to how to go from adequate to amazing, what the article shows is that most of us are only limited by our thinking and that we can improve whatever we’re doing. Here’s the full article:  How […]

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Drive Thru Funeral Home – Neither Well Done Nor Fun

I ran across an article on the Mental Floss website describing a drive-thru funeral home in Compton, CA.  There is a short article and video here:  Drive Thru Funeral Home If you’ve ever been to Chinatown in New York City or other metropolitan area, it’s not uncommon to see dead ducks hanging in the store […]

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Do it Well-Make it Fun…A White Paper

I just added a link to my white paper on Do it Well. Make it Fun. The link is on the home page. Plus, you can read it below. It’s long, but well worth it! Life is short. In a relative, big picture kind of way. So, we must make the most of the short […]

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A Well Done and Very Fun Video

The following YouTube Video is probably one of the best examples I’ve seen of doing things well and making them fun.  The amount of time it took to execute and record the video is the well done part.  The rest is pure fun.

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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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