Posts Tagged ‘year’

Lessons Learned #2

Friday, December 30th, 2011

The second best thing I learned this year (and a funny one, too): Brain Teaser – There’s a current Broadway musical set during World War I about a horse that serves in the military. Sound familiar? That’s because Steven Spielberg is releasing the movie version on Christmas Day. I’m amazed how an idea suddenly appears […]

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Lessons Learned – #3

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Lesson #3 of my top 10 insights this year: Good Book – On January 1, I committed to read 20 minutes each morning, and my first selection was a mystery filled with deception, war, betrayal and lust. Over the next 242 days, I missed just four, and finished the book on August 31. Reading 1,598 […]

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Lessons Learned – #5

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

What’s the fifth most important lesson I learned this year? Father Time – For a service project leading up to his confirmation, my son decided we would spend a day working with Habitat for Humanity. A June day. In Houston. During the hottest summer on record. Our eight-person team painted the entire outside of a […]

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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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Lessons Learned – #8

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Here is the eighth most important thing I learned this year: Wins Galore – Last week Sports Illustrated honored college basketball coaches Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski as its sportspeople of the year. I recently heard Coach K tell a story on Sirius XM about his 1989 Duke team. Christian Laettner had a bad turnover […]

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