Michael L. Atkinson's Blog – May 2010 Archive (2)

Fear, Greed and Popcorn

Greedy people really bug me these days. How can a person can talk about team, yet be entirely focused on his or her own agenda? What’s best for them is, well, all that matters. I’m not talking about taking care of your family or planning your retirement. I mean being solely focused, with maniacal passion, on one’s self-importance. …



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Added by Michael L. Atkinson on May 11, 2010 at 11:30pm — 10 Comments

Service and customer awareness is still King





Just ran out for a quick meeting and stopped by Specialty's in Mt. View, California. Beautiful restaurant located near Hwy 101 and Ellis in the heart of Silicon Valley. It's on my list to visit more frequently. Why?



1. Free Wi-Fi and it's posted on the door as an invitation to sit, relax and take a break form your office.



2. Cookies and pastries greet you as you walk in the door. Great merchandising and just want I… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on May 5, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

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