Author Archives: Paul

Paul Salzer’s, A Nightmare Before Blogging

In 1993, producer Tim Burton released Tim Burton’s A Nightmare before Christmas.  It is a touching and macabre tale about Jack Skellington, who was bored with his yearly chore of bringing Halloween to the world. Disheartened, he stumbled into the … Continue reading

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That’s No Moon…That’s Paul’s Blog

When George Lucas released the first of his Star Wars series back in May of 1977, no one suspected the movie’s impact on popular culture.  But it was certainly a day long remembered.  Even after countless novels, tons of action … Continue reading

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Don’t be an…um…Mule

Mr. Smith nervously stood beside Baggage Carousel 6, looking for his luggage case on the conveyor belt.  He heard people next to him speaking in Spanish and Italian, both of which he spoke fluently in—a requirement for his job overseas. … Continue reading

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Mission Possible: Generating Focus and Direction Through Principles

A mission statement is the guiding principle or principles that govern the direction of a project or of a company as a whole.  Mission statements define what goals you want to accomplish and how you will accomplish those goals.  So … Continue reading

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Being a Leader of the Pack

It’s difficult to live in Wisconsin and avoid seeing green and gold anywhere.  After all, they are the official team colors of the Green Bay Packer’s football team.  You see Packer jerseys, Packer jackets, Packer banners, and even Packer decals … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Bargains: How Zombie Horror reflects our Consumer Culture

Remember George A. Romero’s classic horror film “Night of the Living Dead”?  Prior to this film, zombies (like those in movies of the 1930’s) took a much different form than the zombie as we know of today.  These creatures were … Continue reading

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See Coach, I Told You I Could Make a Goal

It is important to set goals.  Whether long-term or short-term, they give us the objectives that we need for any given project or task and are an effective tool for making progress happen.  This is why it is important that … Continue reading

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The Truth is Out There Scully

In the series X-Files, we are introduced to Agents Scully and Mulder.  With each new episode, these two FBI agents uncover many strange events and learn more about a growing conspiracy to hide similar encounters from the public.  The show … Continue reading

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Getting to the Root of a Problem

A few months ago, we introduced the B.A.C.O.N. principle as a means of generating innovation and creating overall process improvement.  One of the concepts of this grand principle is being analytical, which means being skilled at examining things through sound … Continue reading

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A Chicken, a Potato, and a Lady walk into a Restaurant: The basics of Customer Service

Stop me if you heard this one?  You’ve walk up to the counter at a “fast food” restaurant and were virtually ignored by the order taker?  Several weeks ago, I had wanted to grab a quick snack and decided that … Continue reading

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