Category Archives: Whimsical Observations

Honor to Whom Honor is Due!


In running a team, managers learn to identify where each employee is on the big picture/granular continuum. Many people are toward one end of the spectrum or the other with a predictable deficit that tarnishes their strength. I’m the guy who … Continue reading

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Baptism Fun


We are a hybrid company.  That means that for tax purposes we are a for profit company. We have a real product which we manufacture and sell.  We have offices in seven nations. There are payroll, taxes, insurance and all … Continue reading

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Male Worship: Ooops!


In previous comments about worship, I have bagged on worship in the institutional church as being more out of custom than design. As I have dug into male worship and explored how our company worships, I have been shocked to … Continue reading

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Thunderfoot Part 2


A month or so ago, when Mary Jo joined us, we did a musical chairs routine with the apartments that was absolutely unjustifiable in business terms.  It was totally done on the basis of my judgment of what I thought … Continue reading

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Day 2.7 Bait and Switch; Bad/Good News


Thursday was pretty predictable — a frenetic scramble around the office to tie up loose ends so I could leave on my trip without them.  You all know that I am extremely persnickety about my public persona.  It is hard … Continue reading

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Can You Solve This Riddle?


Mom is not a telephone person.  Most of the time in Brazil she did not have one.  When they did get a phone, calls to the States were prohibitively expensive.  When I called her in Brazil she was happy to … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Learned from Dad


1.     Move the ball.  Always. We lived in Quatipuru from 1964 to 1969.  It was a small farming/fishing town of less than 2,000 people, 20 miles up the eponymous river from the Atlantic coast.  There was a dirt road connecting it … Continue reading

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