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).



October 19, 2016

“Between the beginning and the end there is always a middle.” –Brazilian Proverb



October 14, 2016

“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” –Henry Kaiser


Lead or follow

October 13, 2016

“Lead, follow or get out of the way.” –Thomas Paine (Thanks to Illya Samko for today’s thought – JB)



October 12, 2016

“When you have no choice mobilize the spirit of courage.” –Hebrew Proverb



October 11, 2016

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” (Thanks to Yolanda Corrales for today’s thought – JB)


Get on with it

October 10, 2016

“Don’t get hung up on ‘should’ve’—yesterday’s never gonna come around again, so get on with it.”


Are You Ready?

October 7, 2016

“Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are you ready?’” –Johnny Carson


Robert Herjavec

October 6, 2016

“When I was a waiter, I wanted to be the best waiter I could be and worked to be better at it every day.” –Robert Herjavec (Read more about Robert on the mbabizmag.com website)


The Company Van

October 5, 2016

I think many of you have heard the story about when we started LP for GE, how the first 4 employees (all from Jamestown, NY) plus my son, Derek, would get into my van every day and drive to GE. The entire company was in that van, and our running joke was that if we got… Read more »



“Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”



October 4, 2016

“Faith is taking the first step even when you cannot see the whole staircase.” –Martin Luther King (Thanks to Val Corrales for today’s thought – JB)



October 3, 2016

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.”


Teach them

September 30, 2016

“If you want to build a ship don’t herd people together to collect wood and assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” –Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Expury


Today my mother declared my bedroom a disaster area

September 28, 2016

A 1984 letter to President Ronald Reagan, and a draft of his reply, as published in the second volume of “Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience,” compiled by Shaun Usher, out next month from Chronicle Books.  http://www.wsj.com/articles/notable-quotable-clean-my-room-president-reagan-1474668551



September 27, 2016

“You fail all the time. But you’re not a failure until you start blaming somebody else.” –Bum Phillips


Semi-Truck FAILS at Backing Onto Barge: Video

September 26, 2016

Don’t know if you saw this. I guess this is the opposite of the video of those 2 million pound tanks Fred and company just moved, huh? http://www.heavyliftnews.com/accidents/video–truck-fails-at-backing-onto-barge?cu=58 PS–driver jumped at at around the 1:30 mark. So JUST the truck, NOT the driver went down : )  


Accomplish Anything

“You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you don’t mind who gets the credit.” –Harry Truman


No Rules

September 23, 2016

“There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish something!” –Thomas Edison



September 22, 2016

“Need teaches a plan.” –Irish Proverb


Be bold

September 21, 2016

“Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.” –Basil King