Don’t Cross That Line!

Over 80 years ago Dale Carnegie related a story about how Charles Schwab had a steel mill manager whose people weren’t producing their work quota. “How is it that a manager as capable as you can’t seem to make this mill turn out the amount of steel it...

Do You Like Me, Yes or No? – Choose One

Up until that particular day in Mrs. Barnes 5th grade class, I really hadn’t paid much attention to girls, but that all changed that late October afternoon. I was sitting in my school desk, daydreaming, when I happened to look to my right and for the first time...

Lagniappe – Part II

In case you were out of pocket as a passenger on the latest SpaceX mission and missed Lagniappe-Part I last week, please stop and read it HERE before continuing. I’ll be the first to tell you I was very pleasantly surprised when Joe’s email concluded with a request...

Lagniappe-Part I

I relocated to Mobile on the beautiful Gulf Coast in the mid 1970’s and one of the first “new words” I learned there was lagniappe. It is a wonderful concept and an ingrained part of the phenomenal culture of the entire region, but most famously in New Orleans....