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June 20, 2018

Taco and Status Quo Live On

Two of our best friends, Alan and Lisa (I won’t mention their last name for privacy purposes) recently told us this hilarious story about their cat, Taco.

So, Taco Purdie, a big, orange cat with a slight white streak on his back has been a family pet for 15 years. Alan has become very fond of this cat who guards their yard with fierce ownership. On this morning, as Alan left for work, he did not see Taco but didn’t really give it much thought. As he turned out on the main road from the neighborhood, he had only gone a few hundred yards when he saw an orange-colored cat lying in the middle of the road–dead. As he rode past, he thought, “Surely that isn’t Taco,” and he turned his car around to check. 

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Topics: Status Quo

December 14, 2017

Useful Idioms and Brilliant Insights From Pop Joe – Fighting for Space

In the first blog of this four-part series on Pop Joe’s idioms, I shared one of our favorites which was “You can get happy in those same britches that you got sad in.” Sometimes, when we did not pay heed to this warning and encouragement, we would hear this next one, which I would guess is not as well known and might even be a Havens original.

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Topics: Status Quo

April 05, 2017

Has Status Quo Ever Been Riskier?

According to Futurist Daniel Burrus, “In the next five years, we are going to transform—not change, but transform—how we sell, how we market, how we communicate, collaborate, innovate, train and educate.” Driven by exponential change in technology, our world is experiencing disruption in every aspect of our lives. And in the words of Disney CEO Bob Iger, “The riskiest thing we can do is maintain status quo.”

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Topics: Anticipatory, Status Quo, Leadership