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Unless you are a member of a flat Earth society (not the band) you will agree that the Northern Hemisphere - that half of the Earth that is north of the Equator - is, at this moment (21 Jan 2019), moving toward the mid-point of the winter season. Thus, there is no better time than the present to present (See what I did there?) some information about those noggin and sit-bone-saving granules of metallic salts known as ice melt.
Recently, I shared the Kindle Edition of the book "Stone Soup" with members of our team (Stone Soup on Amazon). This children's book tells the story of how some savvy travelers were are able to bring a community of people together to make something out of nothing. It is a cute fable that demonstrates some simple truths (of course, that has not stopped some 'wanna be' business gurus from overstating and over-analyzing it - stay away from this, if at all possible). I have read through this book several times as an adult (it only takes a few minutes) and always enjoy it. I will not break it down (a.k.a., deformulate it) any further, in case you would like to read it yourself. However, I would like to share what moved me at this recent itteration - that is, reflecting upon the people I have encountered along my journey as an entrepreneur/business owner.
Many of us use the holiday season to reflect upon the activities of the past year. Personally, I enjoy doing this while contemplating what the future may hold for me, my family, my friends, and my company. The Thanksgiving holiday, in particular, is a great reminder to take into account all of life's blessings as part of that process.