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The Beatles Cirque du Soleil and Supply Chain

October 5, 2015 I am in Las Vegas for APICS 2015, and I went to see LOVE (the Beatles Cirque du Soleil) this evening. The show had amazing sets, color, songs, acrobats and much more. Much of the show had as much color as this Beatles-inspired picture below. My [...]

The Pope & Visionary Leaders

September 21, 2015 As the pope heads to the U.S. for the first time, there will be significant buzz and conversation. Pope Francis is certainly making a splash with almost every move. From what I see, non-Catholics and Catholics alike are interested in what he'll do next - and [...]

2020-10-02T21:53:57+00:00September 21, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , |

ZZ Top & the Power of a Brand

September 14, 2015 I saw ZZ Top at the Los Angeles Fair on Saturday night. They were still amazing after 47 years of singing together. Much longer than most marriages - and certainly longer than many in the audience had been alive. They are known for long beards (see [...]

2020-10-02T21:55:25+00:00September 14, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , |

Labor Day Parades & the Value of Tradition

September 7, 2015 It is Labor Day, and I am reminded of when I was young and growing up in Schaumburg, IL. Labor Day was really exciting because there was a great parade that went right by my house on its parade route. We'd wake up early to make [...]

2020-10-02T21:56:36+00:00September 7, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , |

What We Can Learn from our Dogs

August 31, 2015 I was thinking about my dog, Abby (see below) - no matter whether I leave the house for 2 minutes or 2 weeks, she is absolutely thrilled to see me. Do your customers feel like that as well? Who doesn't like to be greeted like a [...]

2020-10-02T21:58:36+00:00August 31, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , |

The Power of Passion

June 29, 2015 William Wrigley Jr. clearly had a passion for bringing Catalina Island to life.I just got back from a 3-day weekend in Catalina with great friends - a beautiful and relaxing spot (see below for one of my favorite shots). We took the inland tour to the [...]

2020-10-02T22:34:03+00:00August 27, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , |

It’s Not What You Know; It’s Who You Know

August 25, 2015 As I was debating about what to write about this week, two colleagues walked into my client's office for help in resolving an issue. Upon leaving, one said "It's not what you know; it's who you know". I thought this phrase rang true. Clearly, you have [...]

The Power of Customer Service & My Poor Car

August 14, 2015 As many of you know, I adore my car. I have had it since 2002 (after buying the exact same car as my year 2000 totaled car) with 255,000 miles! Unfortunately a few days after picking it up from my mechanic after we both were concerned [...]

2020-10-02T22:02:21+00:00August 14, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , |

The Transfer of Ontario Airport & The Challenge Bridging Strategy & Execution

August 10, 2015 Many of my Inland Empire colleagues and trusted advisors have been supporting the transfer of ownership of the Ontario airport back to the city of Ontario (from LAX airport) for YEARS. It was a big surprise last week when the Los Angeles Times reported breaking news [...]

Why The Little Things Matter

August 4, 2015 I dropped my phone last week which I've done many times before; however, this time it shattered. Thus, I had to use my insurance to get a replacement phone. I received my replacement phone and got everything working, and then I realized it wouldn't charge on [...]

2020-10-02T22:27:42+00:00August 4, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , , |
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