Many seasons ago, Coach Steve Spurrier led the Duke Blue Devils to a glorious ACC Football Championship. That’s right, the “Old Ball Coach” achieved legendary status at Duke years before he went on to fame and fortune. Back in those days, there were three types of football players at Duke. The Varsity football players, who earned scholarships and played for… Read More »
High atop a grassy hill in Otsuchi, Japan, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, sits an antique white phone booth. Inside, there is a single, archaic rotary phone with a small notepad and pen. It is jarringly out of place in this rural setting. Yet the impact of this vintage landmark is beyond description. The phone booth’s owner,… Read More »
In the 1982 film, “An Officer and a Gentleman”, Richard Gere plays Zach Mayo, a Navy brat with a dysfunctional past. Zach tries to make something of his life by enlisting in the grueling, 13-week Navy Aviation Officer Training School. It is his best shot to prove other people wrong and live his own dream. But a brutal… Read More »
Coach Jim Fegan is an American legend. He spent 36 seasons as the Head Coach of the Georgetown Prep Football team, racking up an eye-popping 236 wins and capturing 14 League Championships. His 1970 football team was ranked #1 in the Washington, DC area amidst a 36-game winning streak. In addition, Coach Fegan had 9 unbeaten… Read More »
Kevin Ryan was born to serve. He served his family. He served his country. And now he serves beer.
His story has it all. Beer. Love. Leadership. Heartbreak. Partnership. Triumph. And beer. (Did I mention that already?)
So how did a West Point grad and former Headquarters Commander in Iraq end up starting his own successful brewery in Savannah, GA? There are many twists and turns to his journey but ultimately it all comes back to one word: service.
If we are educated about the market, understand our solutions, and prove our value and dedication to a prospect, the entire ecosystem benefits. Our customer will be more enriched. Our personal brand will be enhanced. Our company’s reputation will be boosted. And more and more customers will swim to our chum bucket of knowledge!
Courage is the foremost of all virtues. –Winston Churchill Is there anything better than the family beach vacation? Sun. Sand. Surf. Spike Ball. Extended Happy Hours. All our minor troubles seem to melt away in the salt air and suntan lotion. But for my youngest daughter, last week’s trip to the beach entailed staring down a monster. She desperately wanted… Read More »
If you grew up in the 80’s, you likely grew up with John Hughes films. “Ferris Buehler’s Day Off”, “Weird Science”, and “The Breakfast Club”, just to name a few. With the exception of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (another classic!), all of the Hughes-directed films of the 80’s dealt with upper-middle class teens in some… Read More »
I am not sure if Agnar ever made it off the island of Ios. His two nights may have turned into a lifetime. And while that is not a bad place to get “stuck”, we cannot let that same thing happen to us!
We need to fight complacency! We need to recognize that we are stuck. We need to break out of our rut! And we need to come up with a plan and execute!