Three Terrifying Truths? Or Three Invigorating Truths? You Get To Pick.

by Anthony Demangone

Being a child of the ’80s, I loved the A-Team.  It involved everything a young boy could want.  Car chases. Guns and explosions, although no one seemed to aim very well.  And B.A. Barracus.  The scariest, coolest man alive.

Hannibal Smith, the leader of the A-Team, was my favorite. After the A-Team narrowly escaped capture or death, often by the skin of their teeth, he’d smile with a cigar in his mouth, and utter the following:

I love it when a plan comes together.  (

That’s how I feel today.  I’ve read three articles this morning, and by golly, they simply lined up and shouted at me as if they were written together.  And they shouted the following.  If you want to succeed, you’d better do the following:

  1. Keep on improving.
  2. Give them something they can’t get anyplace else.
  3. Focus on your members/customers.

Really?  That’s the inspiration? That’s so simple. We all know that, right?

I’m not so sure.  These things sound simple, but they are very difficult to execute.  I’ll let the articles do the talking.

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