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Getting to the Point | The Exkalibur Newsletter | May 26, 2017

This week we’re Getting to the Point with some helpful advice from the business world along with some fascinating tidbits from the art, tech and medical arenas.

Once again, the civilized world contends with an unspeakable terrorist act, this time in Birmingham, England at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday. We share the grief and extend our condolences to the friends and families of the victims of this tragic event. While there’s an unlimited supply of related stories, I want to put the Spotlight on The Horror of an Attack Targeting Young Women.

Our Upcoming Events segment bears witness to the sacrifice of our fallen heroes who we remember on this Memorial Day weekend. Take a moment from your busy day … shed a few tears as I always do … and remember the sacrifices they have made through the years … and continue to make every day … at great risk … but with an unwavering dedication to the service of their country.

In our Business Brief, learn the 9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit, how the airlines are making their money (it’s not what you think) and the various perspectives that apply to minimum wage legislation. And, yes, they really are able to 3D-print a wall. Our Featured Article, 7 Simple Steps to Build Vital Flexibility into Your Company’s DNA, offers important guidelines to help you avoid the kind of mishaps that can cripple your company.

In our Geeking Out segment, you’ll see why your phone and you are going to be BFFs and how tech is helping with the homeless problem. Also, be sure to look Under the Apple Tree for some great iOS tips you’ll love. As we look Around the Web, you’ll learn about the “Amazon Effect” on garbage bills, how digital medicine is changing our lives and why beauty is for damn sure in the eye of the beholder.

We’ll add a little Humor to illuminate How Wise We Get as We Get Older. There’s also a good Movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Bacon, and in What We’re Reading – Fiction, the latest Cotton Malone thriller that revels in some incredible history that is not altogether fictional.

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Monday’s Quote of the Week

Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, wrote the book, Only the Paranoid Survive, a testament to his relentless drive and devotion.

Two of the quotes attributed to him are a good way to start the week … and to be reminded of what I wrote about last week … that hope is NOT a strategy and that Action IS the cornerstone of our success.

“You have to pretend you’re 100 percent sure. You have to take action; you can’t hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn your efforts to failure.”

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Monday’s Quote of the Week

"If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less." ~ General Eric Shinseki

There’s little doubt that the world is moving at Mach 10 these days and on many fronts.

It’s not always a good thing, but it’s a’comin’ whether we like it or not.

That’s why we need to adapt, to be eternally vigilant about what’s ahead and be prepared to accept, embrace … and even endorse …the changes coming our way.

It sure beats the alternative, doesn’t it?

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Monday’s Quote of the Week

"The secret of concentration is elimination."  ~ Dr. Howard Hendricks

By any other name, FOCUS is the one thing we all struggle with.

There is too much to do, too much coming at us and we want it all.

We want to work hard, perform well, love our families, dote on our children … and be great athletes, gifted musicians … did I leave out the Red Carpet encore?

This simple quote is another way to frame the issue.

The less we try to do, the more we can accomplish and this is one swing thought that might help.

Question: What’s the one thing you can STOP DOING TODAY … so you can focus on what you really need to get done?

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