Hate the cold, not the snow person

December 2021.

Hate the cold, not the snow-person.

Palm trees and sunshine.

Daily warm weather is a Central Florida standard. Tee-shirts rarely necessary.

Tee-shirts when it gets cool enough to justify wearing one.

Otherwise, just love the snow-people.

Snowmen and Snow-women are kinda like dogs, with their unconditional goodness.

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Dear Ms. Marisol Fitch (reprise)

Disney Management keynote speaker
January 2016.


Dear Ms. Marisol Fitch (reprise),

If ever you had an easy business decision to make, and one that would come with literally zero risk yet exponentially long-term positive ripple-effect payoff, it’s this one – may i humbly suggest approving Florida Hospital Winter Garden’s request to build a 100-bed Hospital adjacent to their free-standing Outpatient and Emergency Department facility.

i’ve been their patient. i’ve been their business advisor. And my wife and i have lived in Orlando for 32 years. We plan to die here as well. We are invested and committed in the Horizon West community where we’ve lived, six miles from their site, for 25 of those years.

Florida Hospital doesn’t lead the category – they ARE the category. A category of one.

“The skill to heal. The spirit to care.”

The skill to heal is fundamentally what all hospitals do and technology narrows the gap between competitors.

The spirit to care is where Florida Hospital clearly outdistances all others.


“To extend the healing ministry of Christ.”

If i had a wish for my community, it’s that all living in Horizon West would have the option to experience remarkably compassionate care.


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Palm trees, sunshine, and the leadership imperative

Florida Coconut Palm
Palm trees and sunshine.


One of the best sources, if not the best source, of vitamin D is sunshine.

Florida is nicknamed “The Sunshine State”.

There’s a reason we’ve lived here since 1984, the year after we married.

Of course there were downsides from moving away from home.

It’s nothing our ancestors hadn’t felt compelled to do throughout the centuries.

Taking risks is part of being a pioneer.

In personal leadership and in business leadership.




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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.


Those thousands of Disney photos are great memories

Disney Institute classroom table cloth
A professional speaker’s office is a classroom or convention hall.


Tomorrow is the big day. Second audio visual check today. The one yesterday was helpful, but wasn’t in the exact room.

Today’s will be.

Presenters are the first ones in the room and the last to leave.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the one above stimulates wonderful memories of doing work that matters with people dedicated to making (business) dreams come true.

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