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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).


March 23, 2020

“Fear is contagious too.”


On a warm summer’s eve

March 21, 2020

”On a warm summer’s eve On a train bound for nowhere I met up with the gambler We were both too tired to sleep So we took turns a-starin’ Out the window at the darkness The boredom overtook us, And he began to speak He said, “Son, I’ve made a life Out of readin’ people’s… Read more »

This Too Shall Pass


March 20, 2020

Well, it’s Friday. Let’s all head down to the bar for a drink. Oh…wait. Just kidding ? Our routines are gonna change—no doubt. BUT…remember my “Inch by inch, life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, life is hard” thought for the day? Well, as of today, WE MADE IT THROUGH WEEK 1! Proud of everyone. We… Read more »

The Chain

The Chain That Connects Us

All, As we know, in 2001 it was the firefighters and the police and other first responders who drew the “short straw” and had to charge into burning, collapsing towers.  Most of them did, without hesitation, and many paid for their heroism with their lives. It’s what brave people do. Today, the nurses and doctors… Read more »


“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”


What you can do

March 19, 2020

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” —John Wooden


Inch by inch

March 18, 2020

“Yard by yard, life is hard. Inch by inch, life’s a cinch.” Here’s what we know about the 100 coronavirus deaths in the US via CNN https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/health/coronavirus-united-states-deaths/index.html All, Not to minimize anything, because anyone’s death is a sad loss, but from this information, we can see that the vast majority of deaths caused by contracting… Read more »

When this is over

When this is over

March 17, 2020

Thanks to Tracy Coffy for today’s thought. And … Here is “The Gael” better known from one of my favorite movies, The Last of the Mohicans. Enjoy. Happy St Pattys Day, all! We’ll get through this. https://youtu.be/RKn73ZjPfIQ Jim Berlin, CEO, Logistics Plus  


A message from Nurse Hallie

March 16, 2020

I know right now we are all in information overload. What’s true what’s false it’s so hard to not panic.  But just a few tips when my kids were ill with whatever virus or cold they may have brought home from school at the time. I called it “get the sickness out” method: 1. Wash… Read more »


A Different Thought for Today

All, We’ve seen this once before. 9/11. The world did not know what was happening/coming next. People living in fear. Different cause/same effect. But now as then, the brave people who are critical to the economy held their ground, did their jobs and got America/and the world through that terrible time. The first responders. The… Read more »


March 13, 2020

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison


March 12, 2020

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” -Publilius Syrus


March 11, 2020

“We asked the cyclone to miss our barn, but it didn’t hear us.” -Carl Sandburg


March 10, 2020

“Great leadership isn’t about control. It’s about empowering people.” -Brigette Hyacinth


March 9, 2020

“When the monkeys are in charge you just follow the trail of bananas.” -Bob Moore

A Story of Fortune

March 6, 2020

Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer whose horse ran away. That evening, all of his neighbors came around to commiserate. They said, “We are so sorry to hear your horse has run away. This is most unfortunate.” The farmer said, “Maybe.” The next day the horse came back bringing seven wild horses… Read more »


March 4, 2020

“Our goal is to inspire people, not manage them.”


March 3, 2020

“Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing I can do. Because then they will act.” -Jack Welch


Little Things

March 2, 2020

“The little things add up.”


February 28, 2020

“If you can’t do as you wish, do as you can.” -Yiddish Proverb