Quick, name three people at your workplace whom you look forward to seeing every day. Now, name three who rain on your parade every time you see them.
Updated: March 20, 2011, - 02:18 PM
The game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" is a suspenseful half-hour that offers contestants the opportunity to dramatically improve their financial picture. Answer a dozen or so questions correctly, with help on a few if necessary, and watch the bank account mushroom.
Updated: March 13, 2011, - 01:14 PM
Don Shula is a legendary professional football coach. Some years ago, I negotiated a contract for a first-round National Football League draft choice with Shula, and I've been closely following his career since.
Updated: March 06, 2011, - 03:26 PM
A college student arrived a few minutes late for his final exam in mathematics. The room was quiet, with everyone working hard, and the professor silently handed him the test. It consisted of five math problems on the first page and two on the second. The student sat down and began to work. He solved the first five problems in half the time, but the two on the second page were tougher. Everyone else finished the exam and left, so the student was alone by the end of the time period. He finished the final problem at the last second.
Updated: February 28, 2011, - 05:13 PM
A lion and a tiger were drinking beside a river when the lion let out a huge roar. The tiger said, "Why do you roar like a fool?"
Updated: February 20, 2011, - 01:41 PM
The next time someone calls you an egotistical jerk, you should thank him or her for the opinion. They have just provided a strong endorsement of your mental health.
Updated: February 14, 2011, - 04:45 PM
For years, we believed that if customers received bad service, they would pass the word along to 20 or so people. Conversely, if they were on the receiving end of great service, they might tell a few folks, but not in numbers anywhere near the bad-news story.
Updated: February 07, 2011, - 10:42 PM
A cartoon in the New Yorker magazine showed two assistants preparing a conference room. One says to the other, "And don't forget the little notepads in case one of them has an idea."
Updated: January 30, 2011, - 04:08 PM
With so much focus on finding or keeping jobs in this economy, one significant employment factor seems to get moved down the pros-and-cons chart: What kind of boss will my next supervisor be?
Updated: January 24, 2011, - 07:12 PM