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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).

Dr-Seuss

Dr. Seuss

December 16, 2015

“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” –Dr. Seuss

NY Giants

Winning

December 15, 2015

“We’ll win when we deserve to win.” –Tom Coughlin (Thanks to Mike Aronson for today’s thought – JB)

Grass

Greener Grass

December 14, 2015

“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.” –English Proverb

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What Does it Mean to be Kind?

December 11, 2015

The truth is that it can be very hard to be kind. We live complex and busy lives and most of the time we do not even notice when people are in distress for one reason or the other. We have our own issues and our own problems and we just want to get where… Read more »

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Goi Nasu

December 10, 2015

“An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” –Goi Nasu (Thanks to Jimmy Jackson for today’s thought – JB)

Mirror

Understanding of Ourselves

December 9, 2015

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” –Carl Jung

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Action

December 8, 2015

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Main-Thing

The Main Thing

December 7, 2015

“Ask your self, What is the main thing?  Because the main thing needs to be the main thing.” –Pat Riley

Butterfly

Butterflies

December 4, 2015

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” –Carl Sagan

You

You

December 3, 2015

People need to stop worrying about what others do and just start worrying about themselves.

Heart

Hasidic Proverb

December 2, 2015

“Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.” –Hasidic Proverb

Magnifying-Glass

What You See

December 1, 2015

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Henry David Thoreau (Thanks to Dan Zack for today’s thought – JB)

Key

Key to Success

November 30, 2015

“What’s the key to success? The key is, there is no key. Be humble, hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room.” –Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson (Thanks to Craig Warnshuis for today’s thought – JB)

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Gathering

November 25, 2015

The season of togetherness is upon us. The two prevailing attitudes towards this time of year compete with intensity. There is the one that shows the perfect family gathered around a table of delicacies – everyone smiling and enjoying the reunion. Then there is the picture of the dysfunctional family casting malevolent looks at one… Read more »

Happiness

Happiness

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.” –James Barrie

“Believe in yourself”

November 24, 2015
Luck-and-chance

Luck and chance

November 23, 2015

“There were so many things that were just luck and chance.  There was no plan. We were just hoping for the best.” –Joachim Ronneberg Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/21/world/europe/wwii-hero-credits-luck-and-chance-in-foiling-hitlers-nuclear-ambitions.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

Start Line

The Beginning

November 20, 2015

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” –Plato

Busy-Man

Busy

November 19, 2015

“If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time.” –Elbert Hubbard

Golden-Rule

EY Conference Insights Redux

November 18, 2015

Hello All, I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback from the message I sent out Monday about lessons learned at the EY conference.  Glad to hear it. One other good lesson was the concept of “everyone is important” and involving people as part of the team. Michael Strahan, for instance mentioned that when he gets to… Read more »