Volume 47: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This line from the Declaration of Independence has always stood out to me, and when I saw it again on … Continue reading Volume 47: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Volume 33: Staying Put in an Economy of Hustle and Bustle

The USA is the land of opportunity. We've all heard it a thousand times before. This is a land where a man (or woman) can come from nothing and accumulate wealth and power beyond his (or her) dreams. Our economic system, capitalism, relies on men and women with this American Dream. Acknowledging that I am … Continue reading Volume 33: Staying Put in an Economy of Hustle and Bustle

Volume 32: Finding Fulfillment Intro

In the few years that I've been writing these e-newsletters, we've covered some pretty important topics: We spent a few months on identifying your company culture and how to ensure that your hiring and training processes are consistent with that culture. We spent some time talking about diversity in the corrugated industry, even going so far as to … Continue reading Volume 32: Finding Fulfillment Intro

Volume 31: Ambition: Not Always the Path to Happiness

A few months ago, I toured a facility near our office and was guided on the tour by a man that had been at that facility in the role of Leadman for over 20 years. When I found this out, I was stunned. For one thing, it's rare in the corrugated industry (or any industry these days) to … Continue reading Volume 31: Ambition: Not Always the Path to Happiness