Marketing conference room.) Marty and Lisa didn’t get the best weather Naples, Florida has to offer, but it didn’t get the worst either (hello, Wilma). Marty won the Smart Marketing holiday contest, correctly matching Smart Marketing personnel with their childhood photos. He and Lisa were nice enough to bring us souvenirs from their home town of Teutopolis, where the local high school team is known as the Wooden Shoes. (It’s a long story.) And before you laugh, remember there are teams out there called the Anteaters, the Armadillos, the Wonder Boys, and the Banana Slugs. I kid you not.
the quick ones. The more meetings there were to justify decisions, get
other opinions, do market research etc, the worse I got at my job." It made me think of the famous quote from automotive designer Sir Alec Issigonis: "A camel is a horse designed by a committee."
Still on the Medicaid/Elder Law front, Boston attorney Harry Margolis of Margolis & Associates and ElderLawAnswers was the guest speaker on Smart Marketing’s monthly client conference call. His topic was: "The Future of Medicaid Planning Under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005." Although less concerned with marketing issues that our usual monthly call, Harry’s expertise was much appreciated by all the attorneys on the call. If you would like a CD of the call, please email: [email protected] to request your copy. Smart Marketing clients will receive their CD automatically.
Meanwhile WealthCounsel is offering their one-day "Thriving In Estate Planning" event as well as their "Building and Sustaining An Estate Planning Practice" program at various spots around the country. You can find the full schedule here.
But today, I may have found the grand-daddy, on Andrew Ewalt’s Law Blog. No offense to Andy, who seems a very nice guy, but……here’s the 63-word tag line for his blog: Helping individuals, families, and business control their affairs, protect their families and preserve their assets, through effective, prompt and reasonable legal services, including wills, trust, powers of attorney, living wills, probate and estate administration, buy sell agreements, asset protection, elder law, nursing home, Medicaid planning, business law, contracts, establishing LLC’s and corporations, not-for-profits, residential real estate, commercial real estate, reverse mortgages.
It put me in mind of the — much shorter — tag line of a young attorney whom I met at a NAELA event at Hilton Head Island, S. C. in May, 2004. His business card read (with a change of names to protect the guilty): Joe Jones, attorney at law, N.A.A.
I asked what the N.A.A. designation stood for. He said, "Not An A**hole."
What struck me most, however, was the way Churchill was to lead his nation through the dark days when England would stand alone against the Nazi threat, despite one disaster after another — and his standard incitement to his staff: "Order of the day: KBO!"
KBO meant "Keep Buggering On" which I take to mean that, no matter what the calamity, no matter the despair, you just keep going forward, putting one foot in front of the other, rain or shine, come what may. The English are famous for "muddling through" and I admire them for it. And, in the opinion of this American who has not been asked, aside from Shakespeare, there was no greater Englishman than Winston Churchill.
When times are tough, it’s good to remember what Churchill said: "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
into law Wednesday. Or did he? A recently discovered typo puts the
narrowly-passed bill in jeopardy, reports The Hill. Read all about it.