Are You A Tree Or A Flagpole…

We never know the great “learning moments” in our life when they are happening. It is only after the fact that we realize the moment. It was in 1995 I was living in Morocco and I organized a lunch with my young marketing team and our visiting CEO then, Mr. Durk Jager. One of the young team asked a very provocative question:

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And We Wonder Why We Are Getting Fat?

1 Reason and 6 Examples of Why There comes a point in anything where one hits a “tipping point” where the evidence is overwhelming, and you just can’t suppress your thoughts any longer. Well I have hit that point. What I just saw this morning has “taken me over the top” and I won’t be politically correct anymore. I have had it.

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Sin Tax Reform: Making the Grade

The role of Congress and now the Senate is to sort through the rhetoric and weigh the sides in light of what is in the best interests of the nation. Through the congressional phase of the sin tax reform debate, it has been clear the proponents on both sides have zeroed in on various specificities to bolster their case.

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How Much is Enough?

I have spent the last 27 years peddling all kinds of products for multinationals. From detergents to paper products to beauty care to beverages and everything in between. And all to make a profit. There certainly is nothing wrong with making a profit, as long as you provide a good or service of value to your consumer.

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Why the World Could Use a Few More Push-ups

When I started 7th grade at St. Vivian’s School, our teacher, Mr. Reker, had a unique means of discipline. No swats. No essays. No detention. No cleaning the toilets. Nope, when we had a fight in the schoolyard, or we acted up in class, or were late with an assignment, we all got the same punishment: Push-ups. Lots of them.

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