What Are You Hiring For?

What Are You Hiring For?

Not everybody is to be trusted. Don’t believe me? Turn on your TV and find a documentary to watch. My wife, Sue, and I recently watched a couple. First, we watched “The Dropout” on Hulu. It is about Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. Thinking greed was good to...
Pack Your Bags and…

Pack Your Bags and…

The lyrics to John Denver’s ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’ come up often at our house because we come and go a lot. The key line is, “all my bags are packed. I’m ready to go.” Recently those lyrics came to mind on a visit to my daughter Sara’s apartment.   Sara got a...
Award Winning Team

Award Winning Team

When our Dad was the National President, ABC started the Award of Excellence in 1990.  (Volunteer leader is now called the Chair, and the award has since changed to Excellence in Construction.)  So last year, when we found out Willmar Electric had won our first ever...
INCLUSION

INCLUSION

The sign on the door to my son’s bedroom said, “The more, the better ask others to play.”  He found it in the garbage at school.  (We never figured out why a school would throw out a sign with a message so clearly pro getting along.) It is pleasing to see your kid put...
James Madison Takes a Selfie

James Madison Takes a Selfie

I recently spent a week in Mexico. My wife, Sue, and I like to escape winter for at least a week every winter.   We don’t do a lot on our vacation. It is primarily a chance to thaw out and talk about life. We talk about our plan for the upcoming year.   We talk about...
All That and a Box of Chocolates

All That and a Box of Chocolates

February 10th, when I opened my Wall Street Journal (WSJ), I noticed in their Opinion section an article by my friend Ben Brubeck titled “Infrastructure Law Becomes a Biden Giveaway.” Wow.  Isn’t he cool.  Ben Brubeck made the WSJ.  He didn’t get the ultimate status...