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Entries from April 27th, 2011

Walmart to Go

April 27th, 2011 No Comments

The name of the game today now more than ever before is convenience and the internet helps bring products right to our door.  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking on competitive threats from Inc. and other big online retailers by testing out home delivery of groceries. The mammoth retailer launched a new service last Saturday [...]


Solid prayer and message for our children

April 22nd, 2011 1 Comment

Happy Easter


Think small

April 20th, 2011 No Comments

I work for a big company, but I think we try to “think small”.  But it’s not what you think.  It’s a good thing.  What I mean by “thinking  small” is that we listen to our customers.  Small companies will work to make what the customer wants, not what the machines make.  It’s good to [...]


Happy Tax Day

April 18th, 2011 No Comments

Today is Tax Day (three days later than usual).  Most Americans dread this day like a trip to the dentist.  For the majority, the annual tax filing deadline is a all about stress, disorganization and anxiety. Whether you stay up all night tracking down receipts or dread the thought of having to write a check [...]


Make it positive

April 15th, 2011 No Comments

Children today have a lot of pressure.  Much more than when I was a kid.  School is harder.  It’s much more difficult to get into college.   There’s more pressure to specialize in sports, music or drama.  If most kids want to excel, it requires specialized training whether it’s singing lessons, acting lessons or pitching lessons.  There’s a ton of pressure [...]


Sometimes it better to take than give

April 13th, 2011 1 Comment

We should teach our children (and our employees)  it’s sometimes better to take than to give.  Take the initiative…Take Responsibility       Pick up your clothes       Empty the dishwasher       Put dishes away       Do your homework       Volunteer your time       Present that cost saving idea in the office       Start a health initiative [...]



April 8th, 2011 No Comments

The hair on the back of my neck stands on end, when I hear, “I can’t do that.”  Whether it’s at work or from the mouth of my beloved daughter.  I believe in “Yes, I can.” Too often we hear, “I can’t do that” from companies as well as people.  Are there some instances that [...]


Counting Calories

April 6th, 2011 No Comments

Did you know that the rate of obesity has more than doubled over the last 40 years?  In 1971, an estimated 14.5% of adults in the U.S. were obese, compared with about 35% in 2008.  Our nation has an epidemic of obesity.  I try to watch my calorie intake, so I think FDA has a [...]


Facebook introduces real-time advertising to help marketers

April 4th, 2011 1 Comment

Businesses could use Facebook to help market their products after it was revealed the social networking site is using real-time conversations to help target advertising.  The move is a significant development which could see words in statuses used to help companies with their marketing on the site.   According to, Facebook has been delivering targeted [...]