Stupid Question

About twenty years ago, I was sitting in a benefits meeting at work.  The speaker was explaining our new life insurance policy and closed with a time for questions.

The woman next to me raised her hand and asked, “While this life insurance policy cover me if I’m killed while in the act of committing a felony?”

My eyebrows when up and all sorts of stuff was running through my mind.  I was wondering what does she normally do during her off time.

That was the strangest question I have ever heard during a business meeting.

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American Dream by Jason Navallo

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Jason Navallo interviews various industry leaders for his book American Dream.  My favorite quotes from the book are:

I believe luck is a big factor and rarely acknowledged to the extent it should be.  I’ve also encountered a lot of people who were born on third base, and they believe they’ve hit a home run.  – Peter Mallouk

Purpose enables us to see adversity as a learning opportunity rather than a loss.  – Ben Caballero

Serve with passion.  Do the right thing.  Do what you say you’re going to do.  And make it great.  – Shelly Sun

Treat people with respect, regardless of their position.  – Scott Gerber

The most common mistake entrepreneurs make is expecting success to be a given or to happen overnight.  Setting achievable goals and continually reevaluating and setting new ones, once those are met, is very important when starting and building a new business.  – Liz Elting

Who Was Chef Boyardee?

Hector Boiardi was born in Italy.  He moved to American in 1914.  Hector worked at the Plaza Hotel, and eventually he became the head chef.  He was a caterer for the rich and famous, to include President Woodrow Wilson.  Hector opened his first Italian restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio.  Later in life, he created the Chef Boyardee brand.

 

 

source:  www.chefboyardee.com