Jim Berlin CircleJim Berlin’s “Thought For The Day” (TFTD)

We update this page daily with miscellaneous quotes, comments and musings from Jim Berlin, the founder and CEO of Logistics Plus. These daily thoughts illustrate Jim’s passion for excellence and touch on everything from business and politics to logistics and life. If you’d like to receive Jim’s “Thoughts For The Day” in an email message every day, just enter your email address in the “Subscribe to our website updates” field on this page and we’ll add you to our subscription list (you’ll also receive our periodic News & Notes website updates).

Broad Shape of Things

March 1, 2021

“To lead in times like this will require the eyes of an artist who sees the broad shape of things, not an analyst who sees data points.” -Peggy Noonan

Don’t Count Your Chickens

February 26, 2021

“Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” -Old farmer saying

Half The Man

February 25, 2021

“I wish I was half the man my dog thinks I am.”

Flaming Enthusiasm

February 24, 2021

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”  -Dale Carnegie

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Debt You Don’t Owe

February 23, 2021

“Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” -Mark Twain

Problem For Every Solution

February 22, 2021

“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” -Albert Einstein

Carry Small Stones

February 19, 2021

“The one who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” -Confucius

Different Mountain

February 18, 2021

“Different mountain, different path.” – Zen saying

You’ll Hate Extinction

February 17, 2021

“If you think you don’t like change, you’ll really hate extinction.”

A Humorless Lot

February 16, 2021

“My logisticians are a humorless lot…they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay. ” -Alexander the Great (356 – 323 BC)

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Pro’s Talk Logistics

February 15, 2021

“Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics.” -General Omar Bradley

A Ship In Port

February 12, 2021

“A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” -J.A. Shedd

Look After The Pennies

February 11, 2021

“If you look after the pennies the dollars will take care of themselves.”

In a New Way

February 9, 2021

“That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” -Doris Lessing

Soil We Stand On

February 8, 2021

“We just have to remember that the very soil we stand on is common ground.” -Bruce Springsteen


The Mighty Oak Tree

February 5, 2021

“The mighty oak is just a nut that held its ground.”

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Feel Your Attitude

February 4, 2021

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.” -John C. Maxwell

Mistakes of Others

February 3, 2021

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” -Chanakya

24 Hour Days

February 2, 2021

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24 hour days.” -Zig Ziglar

That Little Extra

January 28, 2021

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” -Jimmy Johnson