Jim 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).
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” -Maya Angelou (Thanks to Lee Anne Kennedy for today’s thought -JB)
“Talent sets the floor. Character sets the ceiling.” -Bill Belichick (Thanks to Matt Reichert for today’s thought -JB)
“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed—there’s so little competition.” —Elbert Hubbard
“A journey of 1,000 miles must begin with a single step.” —Lao Tzu
“Rarely have I seen a strategy where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” —Jimmy Spithill
“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” —Tony Hsieh
KFC in the UK switched to a lower cost supply chain partner and ran out of chicken; but at least they’re dealing with it with a sense of humor. 🙂 It’s a good example that a lower cost partner on the front side doesn’t always equate to lower costs on the back side.
(Thanks to Frank Humes for today’s thought – JB)
“It Is Not The Strongest Of The Species That Survive, Nor The Most Intelligent, But The One Most Responsive To Change.” – Charles Darwin
“You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.” —Miguel Ruiz
“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.” —Sydney Smith
“Most Of The Successful People I’ve Known Are The Ones Who Do More Listening Than Talking.” -– Bernard Baruch
“Play to win. Don’t play not to lose.” (Thanks to Bruce Navarro for today’s thought – JB)
“You manage things. You lead people.” —Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers see it as punishment.” -– Lou Holtz (Thanks to Chris Dennis for today’s thought – JB)
“Only a mediocre person is always at his best.” —W.S. Maugham
A Brief History of Shipping (Video via WSJ.com) … Container ships handle 95% of the world’s freight, some $4 trillion worth of goods in 2017. But it wasn’t always so. In an animated video, the WSJ’s Costas Paris, Thomas Di Fonzo and Liliana Llamas tell the story of commercial shipping’s great leap forward starting in… Read more »
An additional Thought For The Day for your amusement … ?
As the old saying goes, “sometimes you bite the bear, and sometimes the bear bites you.” Thanks to Debbie Bigelow for today’s “thought.” Happy Friday ?
All, Just wanted to give you an example of the incredible job our SWAT team (Serving Wework All the Time) team is doing. Not only in coordinating everything worldwide to help WeWork open up over 100 new offices with over 100,000 desks in 2017 (200,000 planned for 2018!) but making sure that it is done… Read more »