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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


The Same Thing

June 2, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

Experience has taught me that we should always be striving to improve, move forward, stretch our limitations, try something new or different and doing the “SAME” thing is a deterrent to all of those. As Dr. Seuss said, “Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?”



Give More - Get More

May 2, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

Sometimes you can end up getting more by giving more than is necessary. I think the following old story gives a great example of what I mean. (the author is anonymous)



The Rest is My Job

April 26, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

How would you like to be in the position of creating the largest army that the world has ever seen (over thirteen million soldiers) and do it mainly with people who have NEVER commanded troops in their life?



It Better Be Packaged Right

April 19, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

Joshua Bell is a world-renowned American violinist who made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 17. He has performed with the world’s premiere orchestras and conductors and is also a Grammy winner. He fills the greatest concert halls in the world where the average seat will cost $100, and front row seats cost in the thousands.



Welcome Criticism

March 1, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

Welcome criticism? Those are two words that are hard to swallow. Don't you just hate criticism? I mean, think about it. It doesn't make you feel good. You tend to question the agenda of the person giving it; is their intention to help them look better in the eyes of others at your expense? Pure and simple, criticism is a painful experience. So why should we welcome it?



Success Is Rented

February 22, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

The largest retailer in the United States in the 1950’s was Sears. In May of 1950 Sam Walton founded Walmart and Sears was not concerned. Today Walmart is ranked #29 on the Forbes Global 2000 (Companies) List based on revenues, profits, assets and market value … and Sears declared bankruptcy, October of 2018.



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