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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Why They Buy #2

To my friends, Why do they buy? Benjamin Franklin once observed that “the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” In economics, the Law of Demand states that, all things being equal, there... Read More

Reading a Good Book

To my friends. What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Read a book. I have found that a good book can be a wonderful mentor. A Happy Weekend to one and all. Mark Holland.... Read More

Pioneer Day/Pie & Beer Day

To my friends. I don’t know if Ben Franklin ever said this but it sure sounds like something you could find in Poor Richard’s Almanac: “Real freedom is not the right to do what one pleases, but the opportunity to... Read More

What Language Would You Use?

To my friends. Here’s my question of the day for you. You have a good business relationship with Roberta and you believe that, based on what she’s told you about some of the challenges she’s facing in her business, your... Read More

Asking Questions

To My Friends, The next time you watch “Book TV” on CSPAN, note the way that interviewers demonstrate the art of asking good questions. Who, what, why, where, when and how? Simple. Nothing fancy, but watch how they use those... Read More

Doing Good Work Today

To my friends: Elbert Hubbard once commented that “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” Today is the beginning of our work week. Even with COVID making its unwelcome presence felt, there is much... Read More

The Furnace of Adversity

To my friends. Here’s a thought from Dave Blanchard: ” . . . , your character has been forged in the furnace of adversity. You know what pain feels like. You cannot change the past. However, you can choose to... Read More


To my friends. Jim Rohn once commented that if you want the things in your life to change, sometimes you have to change the things in your life. So, here’s my question of the day. How many of us have... Read More


To my friends: If you enjoy soothing music, let me introduce you to Ian, an emergency room physician in Washington, DC. He composes music on guitar and violin to soothe his spirit after a day of treating COVID patients. His... Read More

Dealing with Distractions

To my friends. Here’s my question for the day. Yesterday, I shared Jim Rohn’s comment about things that are easy to do also being easy not to do. He also made the comment that we have to change the things... Read More