Jim Berlin CircleJim Berlin’s “Thought For The Day” (TFTD)

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).


May 6, 2020

“Difficulties exist to be surmounted.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don Shula

May 5, 2020

“You know it’s only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton, but it took me 67 years to travel that distance.” -Don Shula (Rest In Peace)



May 4, 2020

“This too shall pass.”


May 1, 2020

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” -Charles Darwin


April 30, 2020

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” -Sir Edmund Burke


April 29, 2020

“Where there is no bridge, the smallest plank is of great value.” -Hungarian Proverb


April 28, 2020

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” -Antoine de Saint Exupery

Open Skies

April 27, 2020

“After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.” -Samuel Rutherford

It’s Alright

April 24, 2020

“Here comes the sun, little darling. Here comes the sun. I say, ‘it’s alright’.” -George Harrison


Data Driven

April 23, 2020

You know how all the public officials like to say they want to be guided by the data? “The data should guide our actions.” “Data driven.” “Listen to what the numbers are telling us.” Okay. Fair enough. Well, this morning I got up at 3:15, even earlier than usual 🙂 I just worked out and… Read more »


“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” -Jane Goodall


April 22, 2020

“A stumbling block…or a stepping stone?”

Supply Chain Importance

April 21, 2020

Relative importance in 2020, so far:


Science Will Win

April 20, 2020

Watch the below Pfizer, Inc. TV commercial. www.ispot.tv/ad/nwJZ/pfizer-inc-science-will-win

Did It

April 17, 2020

“The wise man said, ‘it can’t be done.’  The fool came and did it.”



April 16, 2020

There are 3 kinds of people in the world: “People who make shit happen. People who watch shit happen. People who say ‘WTF just happened?’ Which are you?” -John Garvey


April 15, 2020

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” -Nelson Mandela  


April 14, 2020

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” -Jimi Hendrix



April 13, 2020

“Hopefully, when we come out of this, we’ll all have a much greater appreciation of ‘normal.’”


April 9, 2020

“How deep is the mud? Depends on who you ask. We all go through the same stuff differently.”