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We update this page daily with miscellaneous quotes, comments and musings from Jim Berlin, the founder and CEO of Logistics Plus. These daily thoughts illustrate Jim’s passion for excellence and touch on everything from business and politics to logistics and life. If you’d like to receive Jim’s “Thoughts For The Day” in an email message every day, just enter your email address in the “Subscribe to our website updates” field on this page and we’ll add you to our subscription list (you’ll also receive our periodic News & Notes website updates).


Single Step

February 28, 2018

“A journey of 1,000 miles must begin with a single step.” —Lao Tzu


Doing Less

February 27, 2018

“Rarely have I seen a strategy where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” —Jimmy Spithill



February 26, 2018

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” —Tony Hsieh


KFC Supply Chain

February 23, 2018

KFC in the UK switched to a lower cost supply chain partner and ran out of chicken; but at least they’re dealing with it with a sense of humor. 🙂 It’s a good example that a lower cost partner on the front side doesn’t always equate to lower costs on the back side.

How to spot a drunk driver

How to spot a drunk driver

(Thanks to Frank Humes for today’s thought – JB)


Responsive To Change

February 22, 2018

“It Is Not The Strongest Of The Species That Survive, Nor The Most Intelligent, But The One Most Responsive To Change.” – Charles Darwin


Change Yourself

February 21, 2018

“You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.” —Miguel Ruiz


Do What You Can

February 20, 2018

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.” —Sydney Smith



February 19, 2018

“Most Of The Successful People I’ve Known Are The Ones Who Do More Listening Than Talking.” -– Bernard Baruch


Play To Win

February 16, 2018

“Play to win. Don’t play not to lose.” (Thanks to Bruce Navarro for today’s thought – JB)


Lead People

February 15, 2018

“You manage things. You lead people.” —Admiral Grace Murray Hopper



February 14, 2018

“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers see it as punishment.” -– Lou Holtz (Thanks to Chris Dennis for today’s thought – JB)



February 13, 2018

“Only a mediocre person is always at his best.” —W.S. Maugham


Group Effort

February 12, 2018

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi


Cookies and Marijuana

February 9, 2018

“Last week in California a young girl set up her Girl Scout cookie stand in front of a marijuana shop and sold 300 boxes of cookies. That’s what we have come to—marijuana is sold in stores and cookies are sold on the street.” —James Corden


February 8, 2018

“Failure is not the opposite of success. It is part of the success.”


Falcon Heavy

February 7, 2018

“It will either be an exciting success or an exciting failure.” —Elon Musk before yesterday’s historic (and successful!) launch of the Falcon Heavy https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/960579820487954432


The Plan

February 6, 2018

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan/not the goal.”


Steve Jobs

February 5, 2018

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people to tell them what to do. It makes sense to hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” —Steve Jobs


A Brief History of Shipping

January 25, 2018

A Brief History of Shipping (Video via WSJ.com) … Container ships handle 95% of the world’s freight, some $4 trillion worth of goods in 2017. But it wasn’t always so. In an animated video, the WSJ’s Costas Paris, Thomas Di Fonzo and Liliana Llamas tell the story of commercial shipping’s great leap forward starting in… Read more »