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Free Seafood University

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The folks at Florida State University are under the microscope this week because their Heisman Trophy-winning football star, Jameis Winston, is in trouble again.

 

This time Winston walked out of a Publix supermarket in Tallahassee with crab legs and crawfish. And forgot to pay. Sort of.

 

When law enforcement arrived at his residence to question Winston about the theft, he explained that he simply walked out and forgot to pay… and realized it when he got home. So when Winston realized that he had forgotten to pay for the seafood, did he contact the store to apologize and offer restitution? Well, no.

 

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Pulling for Jim

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It’s relatively easy to be a good leader when times are good and everything seems to be falling your way. But tough times bring out either the best in a person or the worst. As an example of the best, I offer you Jim Kelly.

 

Kelly was the leader and the quarterback of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills from 1988 to 1996. He guided the Bills to an incredible four straight AFL Championships and thus, four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. Unfortunately for Buffalo fans, the Bills lost all four, title games.

 

Of course, many football fans and sports writers labeled Kelly and the Bills as losers or as being cursed, in spite of the fact that no team in NFL history had accomplished what Buffalo had – four successive Super Bowl games. But Kelly and his teammates didn’t whine, whimper or fold at any point. They fought.

 

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Bar Room Economics

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As we approach the end of another tax season, I’m reminded of one of my favorite stories that illustrate an important dynamic about the difference between leaders and followers, between senior management and frontline employees.

 

Suppose that every day, 10 men go out to their favorite haunt for beer, and the bill for all 10 comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

  • The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing
  • The fifth would pay $1
  • The sixth would pay $3
  • The seventh would pay $7
  • The eighth would pay $12
  • The ninth would pay $18
  • The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59

 

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An Original, Take-Action Kind of Guy

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At 15 years of age, Glenn McDuffie found a friend to forge his mother’s signature so he could join the U.S. Navy in 1942. Three years later, coming off the cargo ship SS Alexander Lillington on August 14, 1945, McDuffie rode the subway to Times Square. He climbed the stairs to street level as New York and the entire country erupted in joyous hysteria at word that Japan would surrender… and that the war would finally be over. The news also meant that McDuffie’s oldest brother, a Japanese prisoner of war, would be coming home.

 

So, McDuffie did what dozens of other red-blooded, American sailors and soldiers did that day. He ran into Times Square. He spotted a pretty, excited, young lady who was dressed in white and was smiling at him (hello, nurse!). And he planted on her an exuberant, celebratory smacker.

 

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Feet of Clay

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I just read that Clay Aiken, most notable for being a 2003 finalist in the reality/singing series American Idol, is running for Congress in North Carolina. To be honest, my initial reaction was pretty skeptical. The only things I knew about Aiken could be attributed to the tabloid reports that have periodically popped up online since his Idol days.

 

Aiken has released several albums and made a number of television and stage appearances. In 2008, he fathered a child through in vitro fertilization with a female friend. Later that year he disclosed he is gay. I didn’t think he fit the profile of a typical office-seeker running in North Carolina, a state that appears to be undergoing a conservative shift.

 

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