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A young woman was starting her career and leaving her parents’ home when her father pulled her aside and said, “There are only three things you need to make a big success in this world – three strong bones.”“Three bones?” the young woman asked.“Three bones,” her father repeated. “A wishbone, a jawbone and a backbone.”“You need a strong
We all need to laugh more, especially around tax time! I received so many positive responses to my column on humorous stories with good business lessons, I decided to do a sequel. It’s been my experience that people remember information better when the message has a fun twist to it – a punchline of sorts. These stories follow a similar theme
The world is getting smaller every day. Thanks to advances in technology, we can be connected to points around the globe in seconds through our computer or telephone. We can even be on the other side of the world almost in person in a matter of seconds. Businesses can easily reach people and places that were inaccessible just a few years ago.
Life is funny. As a businessman, public speaker and author, I especially love clever stories with a message because they make important points more memorable. Over the years I have collected a filing cabinet full of great material. Since April is National Humor Month, I thought I would package up some of my favorites which
Life is not a parabolic curve. It doesn't go straight up. There are a lot of lumps, a lot of bumps. I have never yet met a successful person that hasn't had to overcome either a little or a lot of adversity in his or her life. Overnight success is much more of a myth than reality.Remember the four-minute mile? Humans
The popular Academy Award nominated movie "Darkest Hour" has brought a lot of attention to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill recently. It's also brought a lot of attention to Gary Oldman, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Churchill.According to biographers, Churchill did not have the happiest of childhoods.
Humorist Erma Bombeck once wrote a column titled "If I had my life to live over." In it she offered such nuggets of wisdom as, "I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded" and "I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my