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All the Way

August 16th, 2014 No comments

If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?”

- Joe Namath


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Tom Kovach

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Don’t be Afraid to Trade…

August 13th, 2014 No comments

 

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

John D. Rockefeller
American Business Magnate and Philanthropist
1839-1937

 

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist, 1879-1955

 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

Steve Jobs
American entrepreneur and CEO of Apple Inc.,
1955-2011

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Jujitsu for More Victories

August 6th, 2014 No comments

A True Story.

An independent contractor was working for a multi-state company (MSC).  The Contractor did good work, the MSC’s president, key staff, plus rank and file praised him publicly and privately.  A payment (bonus) – part of a written agreement – was coming due to the Contractor, a 5 figure one, which would be the first of many.  The principle/CEO of the MSC decided not to pay, and threatened Consequences for the Consultant if he tried to collect.  

As the MSC had attorneys and deep pockets, what was the Contractor to do?  All direct appeals to the MSC were met with deaf ears.

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Jiu Jitsu (both common spellings) graphic credit canstockphoto.

In sharing this story and what follows, I’m not taking sides.  Nor is this story necessarily praising or condemning either party, both of whom I know personally.   

With the odds stacked against the respected Contractor, he creatively decided to turn his disadvantages to his benefit.  He interviewed some law firms, and because the Contractor had good records and could prove performance and good reviews from the MSC, he found an attorney willing to take his case on contingency.  

First a demand letter, then the suit.  After the normal pre-trial activities, once the MSC realized they’d lose, they settled.  The MSC paid more in attorneys fees, lost time and the settlement than the amount they tried to withhold from the Contractor.  Plus, they obviously now felt they could  no longer could turn to the Contractor for future, useful services.

The Contractor used jujitsu, turning the ‘stronger’ and ‘larger’ MSC’s “advantages” into disadvantages. 

The lesson? 

When you face a problem, step back.  Think things through.  Often you can turn the force of a challenge – or even an unjust attack – into an advantage. ##

by LATonyKovach.com

 

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Use what makes you Different to your Advantage

August 1st, 2014 No comments

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It goes without saying. We are all different. We may share much in common, but it is differences that set us apart.  Learn to use what makes you different in a positive way.  Learn the lesson Timothy Q. Mouse shared with Dumbo to make him embrace those huge ears in the Disney movie classic.

“The very things that held ya down are going to carry ya up, and up and up!”

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The Greatest Danger To Liberty – Justice Louis Brandeis

July 16th, 2014 No comments

"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.”"

- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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"Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."

- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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L.A. Tony Kovach

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The Single Twig Breaks

July 9th, 2014 No comments

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"A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong." 
- Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief

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Taking Chance revisited for the 4th of July, 2014

June 25th, 2014 No comments

taking-chance-kevin-bacon-Image-credit-HBO-FilmsTaking Chance won Kevin Bacon a Golden Globe, the film garnered 10 Emmy nominations and was featured at Sundance in 2009. In my recent experience watching "Taking Chance," at first, I wasn't sure…

…but it didn't take long before I was hooked. If you've not seen it, please do or watch it again, especially as we come up on the Fourth of July.

Wikipedia said;

"One review from The Baltimore Sun, said that it "… is one of the most eloquent and socially conscious films the premium cable channel has ever presented," and USA Today, said "A small, almost perfectly realized gem of a movie, Taking Chance is also precisely the kind of movie that TV should be making.""

"Taking Chance is a 2009 historical drama film based upon the experiences of Marine Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl (Kevin Bacon), who escorted the body of a fallen Marine, PFC Chance Phelps (posthumously promoted to LCpl), back to his hometown from the Iraq War."

Praised in part for not taking a political "side" in the Iraq conflict, this fine film tells us why we should be proud of our Marines and the military in general.

Here in the U.S., we are so fortunate that the founding fathers had the courage to lay their lives, fortunes and sacred honor on the table to give us a chance to live in freedom. May we respect all that have held to, fought for and defended those priceless rights. ##

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Can’t be Frightened

June 20th, 2014 No comments

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"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

- Robert Louis Stephenson


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L. A. 'Tony' Kovach

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What Makes a Dad

June 14th, 2014 No comments

God took the strength of a mountain,happy-fathers-day-2014-mhpronews-com
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … Dad

- Author Unknown

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A Plot for Weeds?

June 13th, 2014 No comments
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