Quote of the Day – Gore Vidal on Gossip and History

I was sad to learn of the death of Gore Vidal last night. He was a great deep thinker, always challenged authority, and was an all-around smarty pants. Everybody likes a bit of gossip to some point, as long as it’s gossip with some point to it. That’s why I like history. History is nothing…

Quote of the Day – Washington Irving on the Power of Words

I love the power of words and I try to choose them with great care. I can’t believe i’ve never run across this quote before. So powerful and so truthful. I think this, striking a chord with the reader, is the one thing each writer strives for. If … I can by any lucky chance,…

Guest Post: Service Standards – An Owner’s Perspective

–Schnik’s Note– I have the pleasure of knowing this business owner and I consider them great friends. Gaining the perspective on Customer Service from the owner’s point of view is something I’ve considered doing but needed the right storyteller. Here’s their story. If you’re ever in Camas, Washington, and soon to be Vancouver, Washington –…

Quote of the Day – Alfred Stieglitz on Today

Today’s quote is inspired by the World Domination Summit going on in Portland, Oregon. I’m not there but many of my friends are and I’m watching from afar. Seems like such a powerful thing, to live in the moment, and it’s maybe the hardest thing to do. Welcome to Portland WDSers! I have always been…

Quote of the Day – Prince William on Life

Happy birthday to Prince William today! He’s only 30. I now feel much older. At any rate, happy birthday to him. I thought this simple quote really did deliver how I perceive his demeanor and image. Happy Birthday your highness. 🙂 “My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring.” –…

Quote of the Day – “Anonymous” on Why You Should

There’s always gotta be someone who can’t just leave well enough alone. “This isn’t Mother Teresa” Well fine. Then it’s just some Schmuck who said something wise. I was looking for a quote today on Truth and Honesty. They seem to be big topics in my life this week. From Ellen vs. One Million Moms,…

I don’t know…

I work in an industry where most people work on their own, yet inside a team, a group, or an office. The statement I never hear is “I don’t know.” (Used under Creative Commons: Thanks Karola Riegler!) At least, I don’t hear it enough. As someone who teaches people how to utilize a system that…