Keep on Truckin’

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Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress - Thomas A. Edison

Constructive discontent can be a good thing. Alternatively, the status quo can lead to stagnation. That’s why it is pleasing when organizations have set goals, strategies developed, tactics implemented, and progress being made.

For the FedEx Express Vehicles department, that is realized in their work on a Reduce, Replace and Revolutionize initiative. Simply put, it’s using the right vehicle for the right application...

Making a Difference

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“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” - Steve Jobs

No Longer Walking

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“No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.” – Orville WrightI guess Lindbergh never heard that one. Or, then again, maybe he did. To be fair, Orville and Wilbur Wright were at the very beginnings of aviation, as we know – they were striding in the early stages of flight. But, it reminded me of a statement back in November 2008, where I said you have to walk before you can fly. That was written in the early stages of our citizenship reporting.

Innovation: Knickers in a Twist

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“Oh, the world! The world! All the world knows the world of trouble the world is eternally occasioning!” – from Diedrich Knickerbocker’s History of New York by Washington Irving

10 Things I've Learned on the Road to Sustainability

Over the past 10 years, I have seen companies become increasingly focused on strategic sustainable issues in their business practices. How they do it, however, continues to be a challenge.I believe a business cannot go wrong if it pursues a common mission and focuses on material issues with a strategy that is closely aligned to its business imperatives. It must innovate and persist, even in tough economic circumstances, and collaborate beyond the company while applying each team's expertise to achieve common goals.