Silence Is Golden

Friday Jul 7th, 2017


It takes a disciplined spirit to endure the monastery on M in Spain. One of the fundamental requirements of this religious order is that the young men must maintain silence. Opportunities to speak are scheduled only once every two years, at which time they are allowed to speak only two words. One young initiate who had completed his first two years of training, was invited by his superior to make his first two-word presentation. "Food terrible," the young man said. Two years... [read more]

Now That’s A Tough CEO

Monday Jun 5th, 2017


A corporation brought in a tough new CEO to shake things up. Touring the facilities on his first day, the new CEO spotted a young man leaning against a wall while other employees were working hard around him. He marched up to the man. “You! How much do you make in a week?” Confused and alarmed, the young man stammered, “About $300.” “Here.” The new CEO pulled out his wallet and thrust $300 in cash at the man. “Go home, and don’t come... [read more]