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Getting to the Point, the Exkalibur Newsletter, represents our most ambitious writing project each week.

You may not take the time or have the inclination to scan the world as I do … so I’m serving as your Curious Conscientious Curator to bring you interesting articles, facts and stories across a wide range of subjects … focused on timeless information … that’s relevant to you, your business and your life. That’s what I mean by “Getting to the Point”.

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Getting to the Point | The Exkalibur Newsletter | September 22, 2017

This week we’re Getting to the Point in a slightly different manner. Last week, we declared a “bye” week to give the Exkalibur team a well-deserved break, but Murphy was lurking about and sent out today’s Quote of the Week this past Friday. You’re receiving this email today, which you should have received on Friday, so we can get back on schedule.

We’ll be back at the end of week with our full schedule.

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Getting to the Point | The Exkalibur Newsletter | September 15, 2017

The unprecedented damage by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma will leave our fellow citizens in a deep hole for months, if not years to come. We wish them Godspeed and the fastest possible recovery.

Here are some of the highlights in this week’s edition of Getting to the Point:

– Apple fired it up on Tuesday. My summary and observations here.
– A free webinar on September 20: How to Create a Culture of Accountability.
– The Wine Industry Workshop is returning for the sixth year on Tuesday, November 7.
– CEOs take notice: Are You the Source of Workplace Dysfunction?
– Give me Five. How about a Fist Bump? Double High Five? Air Five?
– What wisdom is crumpled on a piece of paper in your wallet?
– One more example of how not to apologize from Equifax.
Does swearing make you more likable?
– What can you learn from the concept of Inbox Zero?
– Are we facing an Alzheimer’s Armageddon?
– Is it possible for friendship to survive our opposing politics?
– A good movie to see, great book to read and a little humor here and there.

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Getting to the Point | The Exkalibur Newsletter | September 8, 2017

This week, the U.S. braces for another powerful hurricane headed toward South Florida. Our hearts and prayers go out to our friends in Florida … while wishing that Irma would drop dead in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Here are some of the highlights in this week’s edition of Getting to the Point:

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Getting to the Point | The Exkalibur Newsletter | September 1, 2017

First and foremost, our hearts and prayers go out to our fellow citizens in Texas who are experiencing the unprecedented and horrific result of Hurricane Harvey which has devastated so much of the Lone Star State. It’s also refreshing, in an era of rampant partisanship, to see the heart and soul of our fellow citizens reaching out to provide aid to anyone and everyone, a welcome reminder of the goodness of the American people.

This week, we’re Getting to the Point by emphasizing that for leaders, the Special Forces mantra of leave no man or woman behind applies equally in the workplace. To advance our Leadership mission, we’re excited to remind you about the first Leadership Course from Exkalibur University, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – 7 Remarkably Simple Steps to Earn Respect just around the corner and to encourage you to SAVE THE DATE for our 6th annual Wine Industry Workshop on Tuesday, November 7.

In our Business Brief, we’ll see how important attending a top school is for CEOs, we’ll try to advance the ball in understanding blockchains which many believe will change the world, we’ll learn if you can trademark a color and see what Tim Cook of Apple had to do to earn his incentive compensation.

We’ll Geek Out a little and consider some of the changes coming to YouTube and the latest on one of the centurions protecting us from the hackers. We’ll get an update on Apple’s upcoming release of iOS 11 and then move Around the Web to consider the latest report on our eating habits, the end of an annoying Uber feature, how a robot performed in the top 20% of a university entrance exam, and a few places you can live on the cheap. We’ll also peek into the political landscape to check on the likelihood of success in Afghanistan and the latest review of partisan politics run amok in the U.S.

On a lighter note, you’ll enjoy the humor of this historical marker. You’ll also meet the woman who has memorized all 328 pages of the IKEA catalog and see how poorly Hollywood did with their summer releases. You’ll also get the latest on the big money pouring from the biggest fight of the century (so far) between Mayweather and McGregor and catch the latest novel with a gun-toting heroine from the pen of Mike (M.A.) Lawson.

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Getting to the Point | The Exkalibur Newsletter | August 25 2017

The Total Eclipse was the big national story this week, and I am excited to share a spectacular photo taken by one of our Exkalibur Team members. You don’t want to miss this gorgeous picture.

In our business segments, read Why You Should Care About Transparency? | 5 Tips to Get You Started to understand the advantages of creating a more transparent organization and how to jumpstart that process. You’ll also learn about our upcoming Leadership course from Exkalibur University, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – 7 Remarkably Simple Steps to Earn Respect. Early next week, you’ll begin to receive specific details about this course. In our Business Brief, you also find a fascinating article about The Secret Economic Lives of Animals, whether CEOs should get on their soap boxes about social issues and some insights on the baffling story about a revolutionary technology called blockchains.

Visit Under the Apple Tree to get the latest skinny on the major upgrade just around the corner in iOS 11 for your IOS devices (iPhone or iPad). When you go Around the Web, you’ll be disappointed to learn that the long line you see snaking around a new restaurant might not be real, how big dreams become really big, how positive thinking might not be the best approach and the story of counterfeiting as a $400 billion industry in China. Don’t miss the latest on Internet shaming so you and your children remain mindful of how dangerous and disruptive these practices can become.

On a lighter note, there’s some great kids’ humor up in here … and some adult humor, with valuable and clear instructions, you don’t want to miss. There’s also some stunning numbers about money in sports, a nut-job of a movie, a maybe crazier TV series I just started and the latest novel, introducing a new heroine, from the talented pen of Michael Connelly.

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