Month: April 2014

Courage and a Smile are a Winning Combination

Lacey Holsworth, the eight year old girl with terminal cancer who developed a strong relationship with Adreian Payne, the star player of the Michigan State University men’s basketball team, became this year’s human interest story during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Why did the nation take such notice of her? Because she met the adversity…

A Life Lesson from Mickey Rooney

​Mickey Rooney, the legendary actor whose career spanned more than 80 years, died this week. When asked by the Associated Press in 2008 why he continued to work so late in life, his answer was: “I always say, don’t retire–inspire. There’s a lot to be done.” This is a good principle for all of us…

Trader Joe’s Follows an Age Old Formula to a Number One Rating

Consumer Reports recently rated Trader Joe’s as the number one national grocery store chain in the United States. A post made by NBC News contributor Herb Weisbaum on TODAY.com, quoted Consumer Reports’ Tom Marks as saying, “Trader Joe’s gets exemplary marks for service and very good marks for perishables. Their prices were considered extraordinary and…