Pivot… mSw September v01

Remember when you were a kid sitting cross-legged on the floor surrounded by a sprawl of Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, or Legos—whichever is generationally appropriate. Remember the shoeboxes that were transformed into car washes? The blankets that became tents or better yet, an endless network of caves? Or, the Barbie’s and Ken’s living in a…

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Words Matter…

We think in images. But, since we can’t all be Rembrandt’s (I’m more a Dali or a Picasso!), we struggle to communicate those images in pictures painted with words. There is a chapter in the book I’m just finishing that deals with what I refer to as “D” Words. I think “D” Words are important.…

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There! I’ve Gone And Done It…

I’ve taught enough classes on Goals & Objectives to recognize just how important it is to share those Goals & Objectives publically when it’s time to accomplish whatever it is you’ve set out to do. It should be a ‘No-Brainer,’ as there is nothing less at stake than your dreams. So, it’s only reasonable to assume that…

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Give Me Your Tired And Broken Cars…

The following was written over the Summer and early Fall of 1984. It was the first time I attempted to write anything since I left college to work with my father in the pursuit of a career as a professional automotive repair technician eighteen years earlier. The result of this “State of the Industry Address” was…

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