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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).


Wayne Gretzky

February 2, 2017

“I skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” –Wayne Gretzky


Do or do not

January 17, 2017

“Do or do not. There is no try.” –Yoda

Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin

January 13, 2017

“If you are as good as YOU can be, the rest of the stuff will take care of itself.” –Tom Coughlin


Conquer Yourself

January 6, 2017

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win 1,000 battles.” –Buddha


Secret Gate

January 4, 2017

“Still around the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.” –JRR Tolkien



January 3, 2017

“Wrinkles mean you laughed. Grey hair means you cared. And scars mean you lived.”


Three Stings

December 29, 2015

Three Stings George got stung by a bee and said, “I wouldn’t have gotten stung if I’d stayed in bed.” Fred got stung and we heard him roar, “What am I being punished for?” Lew got stung and we heard him say, “I learned somethin’ about bees today.” — Shel Silverstein

What You Send

What you send

December 22, 2015

What you send – Will Come Back What you sow – You Will Reap What you give – You Will Get What you see in others – Exists in You


Greener Grass

December 14, 2015

“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.” –English Proverb


What Does it Mean to be Kind?

December 11, 2015

The truth is that it can be very hard to be kind. We live complex and busy lives and most of the time we do not even notice when people are in distress for one reason or the other. We have our own issues and our own problems and we just want to get where… Read more »


Goi Nasu

December 10, 2015

“An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” –Goi Nasu (Thanks to Jimmy Jackson for today’s thought – JB)


Understanding of Ourselves

December 9, 2015

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” –Carl Jung



December 4, 2015

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” –Carl Sagan



December 3, 2015

People need to stop worrying about what others do and just start worrying about themselves.


Hasidic Proverb

December 2, 2015

“Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.” –Hasidic Proverb


What You See

December 1, 2015

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Henry David Thoreau (Thanks to Dan Zack for today’s thought – JB)



November 25, 2015

The season of togetherness is upon us. The two prevailing attitudes towards this time of year compete with intensity. There is the one that shows the perfect family gathered around a table of delicacies – everyone smiling and enjoying the reunion. Then there is the picture of the dysfunctional family casting malevolent looks at one… Read more »

Start Line

The Beginning

November 20, 2015

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” –Plato



November 19, 2015

“If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time.” –Elbert Hubbard


EY Conference Insights Redux

November 18, 2015

Hello All, I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback from the message I sent out Monday about lessons learned at the EY conference.  Glad to hear it. One other good lesson was the concept of “everyone is important” and involving people as part of the team. Michael Strahan, for instance mentioned that when he gets to… Read more »