Yes...its Good Friday! Come in make yourself comfortable. Not a bad a idea to reflect, be thankful for what we have, and yes...kindness is always free try it!
With the incessant talk, conversations, thoughts on leadership, by a myriad of pundits. Perhaps today is a reminder of what leaders really do...you know the saying "Don't tell me...show me"...we were shown a couple of thousand years ago what its all about (leadership being one of them).
Another saying "First boot on the field...last boot off the field".
This one truly strikes a note "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
In case you missed it, Polaris the folks that build Victory motorcycles, bought Indian motorcycles, it will be interesting to see how Indian finally develops under an owner with proper resources.
If you have entertained the thought that its the Canadian consumer that has been keeping the Canadian economy running for the past several months...since 2009. Think about this for a moment, Canadian banks through the Canadian consumer have kept the economy going. Its only sensible that Canadian banks keep a close watch on the financial health of CSM (Citizen Main Street). An informative article...here.
Have you noticed the delay between the increase in gas prices, and the acknowledgement by the media that gas prices are higher. Back to CSM...with increasing gas and food prices impacting strained budgets...since there are no discount gas retailers, the discount food retailers will do more business.
Our usual old cars...here.