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Some Good Quotes To Think About

"Any group has a sense of who i is and it values, but this sense often remains beneath the surface. A wise leader can discern these unspoken beliefs and articulate them" - Diane Dreher

"The best leader does not ask people to serve him, but the common end.  The best leader has not followers, but men and women working with him." - Mary Parker Follett

"The leader must have infectious optimism ... The final test of a leader is the feeling you have when you leave his presence after a conference. Have you a feeling of uplift and confidence.?" - Bernard Montgomery

"The true worth of a man is not to be found in the man himself, but in the colors and textures that come alive in others." - Albert Schweitzer

"Every day I remind myselft that my inner and outer life are based ont he labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give the same measure as I have recieved and am still recieving." - Albert Einstein

"I've never seen a company that was able to satisfy its customers which not also satisfy its employees.  Your employees will treat your customers no better than you treat your employees." - Larry Bossidy

"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said." - Peter Drucker

"When our roles grow out of mission, vision, and principles, 'balance' is a deeper issue than spending time in compartmentalized boxes of life. Balance is in living, loving, learning, and leaving a legacy, and our roels create the synergistic,sometimes seasonal avenues through which we do it." - Stephen R. Covey

"One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in, and where you want to go." - Sheila Murray Bethel


AudioBlogs.com Has New Services For Podcasters

My friend Eric Rice's Audioblogs.com has some new pricing and services that are great for a "new" podcaster, and might even be attractive to a current podcaster that is getting services from multiple vendors and is looking to consolidate.

I'm personally pretty happy with what I have right now but it is probably worth checking out if anything changes for me.


Lost My Moleskine, But Found Out We Live In A Small World

In my rush to get to the airport on Friday afternoon in Washignton DC, my Moleskine fell out of my jacket, and I accidently left it on the floor of my rental car.

I didn't know it was missing until I checked my voice mail at LAX, and Christy left me a message that someone had found it in the car after they rented it (nice cleaning job Enterprise).

It turns out that the person renting the car is from the same town in San Diego County - El Cajon, and they live about 5 miles away from our house.  She was visiting her husband who is in DC for three weeks of training for the weekend.  She flew back on Sunday night and she'd dropped off the Moleskine at my house on Monday afternoon.

Amazing ... 

[NOTE: The original story idea to write about this publically came from the great feedback I got via my friends at FriendsInTech.com ... if you are looking for great tech podcasts go over to FriendsInTech.com and check some of them out.]


Plane Crash In San Diego

The small aircraft plane crash (two colliding with each other) in San Diego today at 4:40 p.m. happened in front of my eyes as I pulled out on the main street near our house in El Cajon, CA to drive Conrad to golf lessons.  I didn't catch the actual collision but the falling on fire plane parts.  I was dialing 911 so I wasn't able to snap a picture with my camera phone.  My 911 call didn't go through (I'm guessing that it was probably pretty overloaded because the crash was pretty visible to many on Interstate 8).  By the time we made it to the street by the fire station, they were starting to roll out to provide help.  I heart goes out to the families who lost love ones.

P.S. I'm writing this from LAX - taking the red eye to DC.  Using the new Cingular access card from work.  I was using Verizon EVDO but had to switch because of contracting issues.  So far so good.  But there isn't UMTS in LAX apparently so I'm on the slower GSM-something-or-another.


Manbags - Day-to-day Bags via 43Folders.com

43Folders.com's email list via Google (which discusses amoung other thing Getting) had a very interesting thread about "Manbags" (aka day-to-day bags for 'men').  I personlly use a fanny pack most of the time or an older Eagle Creek Travel Pack; and my day-to-day dual-laptop backpack is from Tom Bihn.

Here is are some of the links mentioned in the thread:


RocketBoom on CSI

RocketBoom was used in last night's CSI Las Vegas.  A search for a "term" was done on Go0gle, which returned a bunch of links, and one of those links was a reference to a RocketBoom newsreport.  The person doing the searching clicked on the link and then the "report" was given by Amanda. It was very neat to see the integration of "Internet Video News" and great publicity for RocketBoom.