A Modern Parable

A Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (Ford) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. On the big day, the Japanese won

Blind Airline Pilots

On a busy Friday afternoon, while the passengers are patiently waiting for their flight to begin, two men dressed in Pilots’ uniforms walk up the aisle. Both are wearing dark glasses, one is using a guide dog, and the other

More on Expectations from Our President

Update – Sure enough, here comes the further re-calibration of expectations…  The friendly television networks in Chicago have this to say: “President-elect Barack Obama and his inner circle fear that some voters expect him to turn around the economy, wind

Is the Electrician Going to Show?

You’ve probably had experiences similar to many Americans when it comes to dealing with tradespeople.  When I say “tradespeople”, I’m talking about the friendly neighborhood electrician, plumber, mason, carpenter, etc.  My experience is that these people are all independently wealthy

Ohio State .vs. Michigan

A recent graduate of The Ohio State University moved to Dearborn, Michigan to take a new job.  After becoming a citizen of Michigan, she felt almost as if she had betrayed her Ohio background and ancestry. She had an apartment