Owning It

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”– Benjamin Franklin On October 16, 2012, the Cleveland Browns football team got a new owner. His name is Jimmy Haslam, and he and his father built a truck stop empire that is now an $18 billion company called Pilot Flying J. In his gradual takeover of the team, Mr. Haslam has exemplified a style that explains his success in plain-speaking terms: “The harder you work, the luckier you …


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3 comments on “Owning It

  1. Barb Burkholder on said:

    Great article and good reflection examples. Go Brownies!!! We never give up hope for our Browns. Saw so many Browns fan sightings in California. It was quite refreshing. Kinda like loving the Cubs!
    Keep up the great inspirational writing. You made my Friday again….
    Barb B.

  2. Ron Barnhart on said:

    Ron Ciancutti,
    I found this writing based on the simple fact of working hard reaps reward. This is the basic clay of which success is molded from. You hit the nail on the head!

  3. Nice article Ron! The new owner plans on a methodical replacement of some existing parts, including the legendary Mike Holmgren. The quote is pretty accurate “the popular decision is not always right, and the right decision is not always popular”. I wish this message was better understood in the halls of our current Congress, where ego and excuses run rampant…

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