The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Monday, April 4, 2011

Survival of the Fittest

A few years ago I wrote an article that I called "Survival of the Fittest". You can read the article here.

All the advice in the article holds true today, perhaps more so than ever. Success in today's business climate depends on what we think and do, not some random vagaries of the market.  Don't blame things outside your control. Do what you can control to the best of your abilities, surround yourself with the best people, and unleash the creativity of your employees. Then stand back and watch good things happen.

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