Category Archives: Values

U.S. Flag Raised at Iwo Jima

By | February 23, 2016

[February 23, 2016]  Not long ago as children we once listened to the stories of World War II veterans.  We “played army” with our friends and spent time daydreaming about how we would help America win its battles.  No longer do we talk with WWII veterans as nearly all have passed away.   As a child I was lucky to… Read More »

Valentine’s Day is an Opportunity

By | February 14, 2016

[February 14, 2016]  I surprised my wife with a bouquet of pink carnation flowers for Valentine’s Day today and she’s been all smiles since.  But Valentine’s Day is more than just another holiday to purchase something; it means that all of us have an opportunity to do something good for someone we love. “A heart is not judged… Read More »

Core Values: Small Business

By | December 30, 2015

[December 30, 2015]  Shopping this past month for Christmas and birthday gifts provided amble time for me to observe both good and bad small business practices in action.  It also gave me a snapshot of their core values and whether their employees understood and practiced those values in serving customers. Any business that survives for more than a… Read More »

Core Values: Starbucks

By | September 25, 2015

[September 25, 2015]  George, a good friend of mine from our past army days, used to tell me often that, “I never drink good coffee because I might like it and then have to pay for it.”  You see, in U.S. Army dining facilities and in our offices, coffee is most often found hot and free.  Later, after… Read More »

Core Values: Texas A&M University

By | August 27, 2015

[August 27, 2015]  Texas A&M University is the first academic organization I’ve featured here under core values.  The reason has everything to do with the fact that college-level organizations rarely have their core values advertised, if they have them at all.  None that I attended had core values at the time and no one I know could recall… Read More »