Posts Tagged ‘Kathy’

Lessons Learned – #6

Monday, December 26th, 2011

For the past eight years I’ve written a monthly e-newsletter about my business and life observations. The December issue is always a reflection on the things I learned. Here is a most delightful sixth lesson of 2011: Gimme S’more – Pepperidge Farm knows what it’s doing when it comes to product extension – adding Pizza, […]

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Delicious Result

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

My wife’s book club skipped this month’s meeting and attended the movie version of a novel they read: “The Help.” Afterwards, they wanted to go to a restaurant, have dessert and discuss the film. Kathy checked out a couple of nearby eateries’ websites and selected one that remained open late on a Wednesday night. Arriving […]

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Unsolicited Generosity

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Asking for donations may be one of the ‘least favorite’ things on my list. There’s just something about reaching out to people and requesting they make a contribution to one of my kids’ extracurricular activities that doesn’t inspire me. Yet, it’s one of those necessary evils… whether it was selling Girl Scout Cookies or wrapping […]

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Overnight Success

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Kathy and I had dinner two weeks ago at the home of a couple we’ve grown close to the past few years. At the end of a wonderful evening together that included intriguing conversation and a meal featuring delicious pork, our hostess asked if we would like to see her latest paintings. Chris is an […]

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It’s Best to Address

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The penultimate thing I learned in 2009: #2 Think It, Say It – One of my weaknesses as a husband, father and friend is trying to keep those I care about from feeling pain. Thus, I tend to withhold bad news and act as a peacemaker whenever there is rising conflict. (Interestingly, this never is […]

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