Funny thing about symmetry – you never know it’s going to happen until the moment it actually does, and then all of a sudden, you say things like “Well, how about that? That was very symmetrical.” Which is pretty much what happened when I heard from “Go Build Alabama.”
“Go Build Alabama” is a website built to champion Skilled Labor. It’s funded by the construction industry and the state of Alabama, and similar in many ways to mikeroweWORKS. I know this because the organizers told me as much when they first called a few months ago to tell me they had used mrW as a resource to build out this initiative.
That was very flattering, though not necessarily symmetrical.
Then they asked if I’d be interested in speaking out on their behalf in some commercials. Naturally, I said yes. The goals of mikeroweWORKS are more or less identical to those of Go Build Alabama, and I was shooting the following week in Mississippi, which put me in the neighborhood.
That was serendipitous, but not really symmetrical. Read More...
Holy Crap! Alan Mulally just told me a story about a woman named Sally Gibbs. Sally is a very nice woman who sent Ford a check several years ago in the amount of ten dollars. Sally wanted to show her modest support for a company that refused to take taxpayer money, and played such a big role in the manufacturing backbone of this country. I swear, Alan actually teared up telling me the story. Then his assistant told me that Alan – being Alan – called the woman at home to personally thank her. (This is not the behavior of your average CEO.) Apparently, Sally and Alan have since struck up a correspondence. His assistant happened to have some those letters, and showed me a few during dinner this evening. I read them aloud, and two of them are on the video below. It’s a bit disjointed, and a little noisy. But I’m posting it because the enthusiasm of this guy is rather extraordinary. The man walks the walk. And if there was ever a CEO who shares the views of this site, it would be Alan Mulally. He gets it…big time. Click here to watch the video.
As we celebrate our nation’s birthday ~ the 4th of July, have you ever considered which president you would have liked to have met? — Pen
My reasons why are between the covers of McCullough’s biography on the man and his presidency, and too numerous to mention here. But for starters, he was a true patriot who almost single-handedly got the second Continental Congress to declare our independence. He wrote amazing love letters to his wife everyday. And he was the only founding father to never own a slave. In spite of his many accomplishments, he was unpopular, politically incorrect for his time, and considered by many to be trouble. He was – but not for the people he served.
If there were any justice, John Adams would be on the $50 bill, and not that drunk, US Grant.