Category Archives: Business

Don’t drop the ball

As we enjoy the extended Labor Day weekend, this speech attributed to Coca Cola CEO Bryan G. Dyson bears repeating:

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls –- Family, Health, Friends and Spirit -– are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.

Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends and have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its value is valued.”

Have a great holiday, everyone!

 

Home field advantage

Excited to see Kansas City highlighted in this Citi commercial that just aired during The Open on NBC:

Just one of the many great things happening in this little big city!

Feeling bookish

I haven’t been posting to the Egg as frequently as I did in the past. For those of you who may have wondered why…

I wrote a book!

This book, to be precise. It was released today, on National Authors Day. You can find it online everywhere. 

(Hint: Search by title. The publishers were smart and listed it under the creator Charles Schulz instead of an unknown first-time hack.)

I am egg-cited!

Because, hair

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I have been working in Carefree, Arizona  (just outside of Scottsdale) for the past three days.

I knew Arizona would be hot in June, but we have been experiencing record-breaking temps — 115 degree days and ‘cooler’ evenings that barely reach 90.

But that old adage about it being a ‘dry heat’ is true…

My hair has looked fabulous.

#nohumidity #nofrizz

He’s back

We are living in the age of the TV spokesperson.

Flo for Progressive. That perky AT&T gal at the mall.  The mayhem guy for Allstate. And they all owe their careers and pricey exclusive contracts to this guy:

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He made Verizon’s slogan ‘Can you hear me now?’ ubiquitous and annoying.

Then he disappeared.

Well…

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He’s back.

I guess his no-compete clause finally expired.

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Wouldn’t it be nice

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New year, redo

Our office did a bit of rearranging this afternoon.

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Thanks to technology, all I had to move was some files, my purse and my laptop computer. Everything else could be networked to my new desk.

I couldn’t help but compare it to reorganizations I have lived through in the past. They took much more manpower and many more hours to complete. Also, they were more mentally stressful; in today’s move, I changed locations by a factor five feet or so.

I think I can deal.

Spooky sweet

For the past three days, the kitchen at my office has been overwhelmed by a strong aroma of molasses.
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No one has ‘fessed up to eating waffles or pancakes, or syrup in any of its forms, but the molasses smell remains.

Then I read that today is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919!

Now granted, it took place in Boston’s North End. And I’ve never thought of food as having a spirit life. But…

I’m pretty sure the molasses ghosts are in our kitchen.

Meet and greet

After I have been working at a summit for three days in my role as master of  ceremonies,  it takes a while for me to turn off that host instinct.

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When I was walking down the concourse at the airport last night,  I found myself smiling widely at people I didn’t  know and saying hi.  It took a few minutes to stop.

Funny thing  – –  one of the gentlemen that I smiled at was one of our clients.

So that worked out.

Disbelief

Oh, great Apple:

Your products have seduced legions of worshippers, prostrate before thee at your Apple chapels.

But your plugs are a sin.

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Signed,

An Android agnostic