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).

Richard Branson

Richard Branson

October 16, 2015

“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.” –Richard Branson

Dog

Chinese Proverb

October 15, 2015

“One dog barks at something specific and a hundred bark at the sound.” –Chinese Proverb

Start

Getting Started

October 14, 2015

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.  The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” –Mark Twain

Passion

Passion

October 13, 2015

“Passion makes impossible possible.”

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Who We Are

October 12, 2015

“Our lives teach us who we are.” –Salman Rushdie

Dive-In

Dive In

October 9, 2015

“Dive in, be prepared to fail, be prepared to succeed, be willing to change course.” –Eric Utne

Warren-Buffet

Warren Buffett

October 8, 2015

“The truth is, everything that has happened in my life–that I thought was a crushing event at the time, has turned out for the better.” –Warren Buffett

Extinction

Change

October 7, 2015

“If you think you don’t like change…you will HATE extinction.”

Results

Results

October 6, 2015

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” — Peter Drucker

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Adversity

October 5, 2015

“Adversity is something we all try to avoid as often as possible, but it is through adversity where true strength shows itself.” –Billy Graham

Roast-Duck

Chinese saying

October 2, 2015

“A man can stand on the corner for a long time before a roast duck flies into his mouth.” –Chinese saying (Thanks to Bob Moore for today’s thought – JB)

Ant

Mexican Proverb

October 1, 2015

“Camina más una hormiga que un buey echado.” “An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.” –Mexican Proverb  

Character

Character

September 30, 2015

“Hire character. Train skill.” –Peter Schutz (Thanks to Harald Aamodt for today’s thought – JB)

People

People

September 29, 2015

“Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved.  Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.” –Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

Keep-Going

Do not stop

September 28, 2015

“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” –Confucius

Be-Brave

Be Brave

September 25, 2015

BE BRAVE. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. (Thanks to Jenny Melgert for today’s thought – JB)

Yogi-Berra

Yogi Berra, RIP

September 24, 2015

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” –Yogi Berra, RIP

Curiosity

Curiosity

September 23, 2015

“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” –Samuel Johnson

Employees

Employees

September 21, 2015

“Treat employees like they make a difference and they will.” —Jim Goodnight,  CEO  SAS

Rex-Ryan

Rex Ryan

September 18, 2015

On Rex Ryan: As he points out, no head coach can make everyone happy. “You could be kind and sensitive and everybody says, ‘Ah! He’s soft!’” he said. “Or you could be really brash and talk and hardnosed and it’s ‘Whoa, he’s too much in my face.’ You can’t make everybody happy so you might… Read more »