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