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At the behest of the one and only BONNIE BARCLAY, who knows more about marketing than most of us can ever pick up….a retelling of an event that shaped a great company and should be at the heart of them all:
My dad told me how to run a company…back when I was a teenager he took me to his office on a Sunday afternoon. He was a partner in a large general contracting firm. The whole back lot was full of massive equipment, and even a paving machine (they owned one of the first in the country). He asked what I saw and I said “your company”. He put his pipe back in his mouth and said “come inside”. Once there, on the floor where he had the corner office, he asked what I saw again, and I saw desks and offices and typewriters…none of which was the right answer. He said “every chair you see…each one…that’s where people sit. Everything else is just hardware. It’s people that make this work and without them, all you have is a lot of junk nobody knows how to use.”
Well Dunne! John Dunne. So glad you aren’t alive today because what is happening would kill you.
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Think About This: “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” ~ Steve Jobs
Tyler, Texas is a lovely city east of Dallas…it’s home to the famous Rose Festival. And now it’s home to promo pro ANDY SCHWABE, who is unpacking boxes this Memorial Day weekend. He’s relocated and about to embark on a new adventure job-wise when he begins at Neptune, a company providing platforms and content for schools, universities, water parks, etc. It’s a super company full of former TV types, again proving there is a good life after the day to day grind of TV. Andy had been in Tucson, which is a long distance from his adorable daughters. Tyler is much closer…another win. To ice the cupcake, he’s going to have dinner with WBAL former promo pro KERRY RICHARDS. Small world…yes. And a happy one. Well Dunne! Andy.
This Sunday, former WFAA and Waco promo pro BILL CASTELLO is getting married! More info on that after the event, but do think good thoughts on Sunday for him.
JOHN DUNNE served in WW2….he was the guy who built bridges for the troops to go over then blow them up. He was already in France on D-Day (think Private Ryan) and liberated Rome, Paris, Berlin…and Bergen Belsen. He survived Monte Casino, served in North Africa and had R&R in Casablanca. His feet froze and were saved by a British MD. He had a funny scar on his head where a bullet grazed it. He was one of the first to come back having racked up many points. He seldom if ever talked about it. As the World War 2 vets leave us, let’s all make sure we give thanks to the literal army of men who were honestly the greatest generation.
Think About This: “All you have to do is hold your first soldier who is dying in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that I can’t do anything about it… Then you understand the horror of war.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
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Something to think about mid May book: My father was a partner in a large construction company. One Sunday afternoon, he took me to his office and then took me to the back deck. There, in the lot behind the building, were bulldozers, dump trucks, pickups, cement mixers by the dozens. Even a paving machine back when they were rare. “What do you see?” he asked. “You company” was the reply. He took his pipe out of his mouth and pointed to follow him as he walked into the building. “What do you see now?” was the second question. Before an answer formed as I looked over desks, phones, copy machines and typewriters, he said “What you see here are the desks of the people who work here. THEY are the company. All the equipment are just tools. A company is only as good as the people who work there. Without them all you have is tools.” Never forgot that. Neither should you.
Holding off on the new WSOC CSD until the greenlight to make the announcement. Try Monday for sure.
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Think About This: (a bedtime prayer) “May the light of a thousand stars shine upon you. May the love of a thousand angels now surround you. May the trials of today be far behind you. May the deepest, sweetest sleep always find you.” ~ Anna Taylor
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