The Little Things

It is amazing how the phrase rolls off our tongues in a manner that emphasizes the inherent truth of the statement. ‘It’s the little things that count.’  We say it like we mean it but then our actions don’t follow suit.  It just doesn’t make sense.

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Tom McTee
Thank You, Paul

The news reverberated around the Northwest quickly. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, owner of the Portland Trailblazers and the Seattle Seahawks, and billionaire philanthropist has lost his battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Monday. He was 65 years old.

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Tom McTee
Short Shrift

No, I’m not writing with a lateral lisp.  I stumbled across this term while researching the birth of an industry.  We’re all familiar with the term short-order (service provided quickly) or short-changed (how Seattle Mariner fans feel this season after they let a 17 game lead evaporate over the last three months of the season, forcing us into another year devoid of post season play).

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Tom McTee
Bad vs Good

There is a battle going on and you are in the middle of it. No, I’m not talking about the Twitter war between you and your competitor.  This conflict has the power to fundamentally change the effectiveness of your business. Your image. Your legacy. 

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Tom McTee
Stuck on the Tarmac

Denver is everything I heard it would be.  Start with the awe-inspiring majesty of the Rocky Mountains. Add to that a boundless sky that stretches to the edge of forever.  And, don’t forget about the number of people with an affinity towards a recently legalized, aromatic hobby that fuels late-night runs to the store for Doritos. 

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Tom McTee
H.O.L.D. Please

‘Hold On, I’m Coming,’ by Sam & Dave is one of my favorite oldies.  It was blaring from my car stereo on the way to work.  That experience was able to pull my focus off of the gridlock that greeted me on my commute and sent me walking into the office to start my day with a smile. 

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Tom McTee