Emile Coue

Cure Yourself the Coué Way

“Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” Émile Coué. Ok—cynics will immediately dismiss Coué’s “autosuggestion” as just so much latent-hippie, New Age, Kumbaya, group-hug bunk. And … Continue Reading →

Zig Ziglar Believes in You

Who Needs Money?

“Money won’t make you happy…but everybody wants to find out for themselves.” Zig Ziglar. Zig Ziglar was a child of the Great Depression. Originally from Alabama, his family moved to … Continue Reading →

Dali's Melting Watch

It’s Later Than You Think (for Resolutions)

“Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.” Herb Magidson. There was a time I’d have disputed Magidson’s assertion. If Montvale Elementary School had awarded majors, mine would have been in … Continue Reading →

Election Blues? You’ve Got Rights!

“A fanatic is always the fellow on the opposite side.” Will Rogers. Will Rogers made a career of drawing a straight line to the truth. He figured common sense was … Continue Reading →

Bulova Accutron

What Happened to Bulova?

“It just sort of wound down.” Harry B. Henshel. Harry Henshel, former President of Bulova Watch, was talking about the Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking but he might as well … Continue Reading →

Norm Peterson at Cheers

Milk-Bone Undies?

“It’s a dog eat dog world and I’m wearing Milk-Bone underwear.” Norm Peterson. When Norm Peterson walked into the bar everyone, in unison, shouted, “Norm!” And why not? Cheers was … Continue Reading →



“Muddied water, let stand, becomes clear.”  Lao-Tse. Lao-Tse is generally considered to have written the Tao Te Ching—one of the most sacred books of Taoism. But things get muddy from … Continue Reading →

P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum

“There’s a sucker born every minute.” P.T. Barnum. Ouch! That’s not the kind of quote most people would like associated with their name—particularly if they’re in business. In business, success … Continue Reading →

Douglas MacArthur


“I shall return.” Douglas MacArthur. Outnumbered, outgunned and under direct orders from FDR, MacArthur spoke these defiant words as he left the Philippines on March 20, 1942. A month later … Continue Reading →

USS Reuben James

USS Reuben James

“Have you heard of a ship called the good Reuben James…?” Woody Guthrie. Everyone’s heard of the USS Constitution—Old Ironsides. You can still see it in Boston Harbor. Likewise, those … Continue Reading →