Personal Accountability

Back in August of 2012 I wrote about our Education Plan at my company, Kodiak Mountain Stone.  If you have never read about it, click on the link and find out more because it has been a pretty good thing we came up with.  From each Education Meeting that we have, everyone on our team learnsContinue reading “Personal Accountability”

A Lesson Zuck Taught Me

I recently read The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick. I thought it was a fascinating book. Although I’m not in Silicon Valley and I’m not running a tech company, I think there was a lot to learn from this book.  I’m not talking aboutContinue reading “A Lesson Zuck Taught Me”

Starting “The Power of Starting Something Stupid”

I’ve been anxious to read Richie Norton’s new book, “The Power of Starting Something Stupid.”  I’m lucky enough to have an “advanced reader’s edition” to preview and I started reading today.  It is a unique opportunity to read a book written by a personal friend that includes stories of people I personally know. I have aContinue reading “Starting “The Power of Starting Something Stupid””

The Power of Starting Something Stupid

As I read new material I’m always looking for books that will work well in our company’s Education Plan Richie Norton has a new book coming out in March. Richie is a brilliant, big thinker and I know that his new book, “The Power of Starting Something Stupid” will be one of those books IContinue reading “The Power of Starting Something Stupid”

Path to Happiness

I was reading Clayton M. Christensen’s great book, How Will You Measure Your Life? the other day.  I love the book and he has some great stuff in it.  But there was one quote that really stood out to me and I love it: “…the path to happiness in a relationship is not just about findingContinue reading “Path to Happiness”

Raving Fans

As I’ve previously mentioned, when I have a book that I really think is beneficial to my staff we often use it for more than one of our Education Plan meetings.  One of those excellent books is Ken Blanchard’s, Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service.  This is a book that I think is excellentContinue reading “Raving Fans”