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THE book for independent community pharmacy

I attended a training seminar today where we had a fascinating speaker named 

True Alignment by Edgar PapkeEdgar Papke. His presentation revolves around Alignment. In the presentation, he discussed that at any businesses core, there are one of six predominant purposes that the business strives to serve. I will post that list later, but one of my biggest takeaways from the presentation is that independent community pharmacies need to choose which purpose they will serve in order for the business to survive. ascinating individual and you can find out more about him here.

Edgar has a book coming out soon – I would highly recommend any independent pharmacy owner to pre-order it now. 

October 30, 2013 at 3:31 am Leave a comment

Tiger Woods – epic fail? Hmmmm….

I have been wanting to write a rebutall to my on-line friend, Lance Wilkerson’s, blog post about Tiger’s “failure” at the PGA Championship last week and in Tiger’s own other-worldy goals, a failure for the 2009 season. Lance is correct. Tiger measures himself on how he plays in the majors. And since he did not win one this year (and, GASP, got cut from one!), it would be a failure not to meet your own goals. However….

I preface the rest of this post with the mea culpa that I am a completely Tiger fanboy. As I am sitting here watching him make a tremendous comeback at the Barclay’s (just moved to a tie for second, up from a tie for 7th to being the day), I started thinking about the unreal stats Tiger has posted this weekend. There, I present the following for your review…

FedEx Cup Points – Tiger leads this & is obliterating the field. He has 3,431 points and leads second place (Steve Stricker) by 1,276 points. To find that big of a difference, Steve has this point lead on the THIRY SIXTH place in the field. Amazing.

Now, let’s look at earnings this year. Mind you, Tiger has only played in 13 events, 5 less than second place (Stricker again). Tiger is outpacing Stricker again by $3,488,077! To put this in prespective, to see who Stricker (again second place) is outpacing by the same amount, you have to drop down to 102nd place, Matt Bettencourt. The difference between first and second place on the money list is the same as the difference between SECOND and ONE HUNDERED SECOND!

Moving on, let’s look at tournaments won, # of top 3s, # of top 10s, # of top 25s, and cuts made. For argument’s sake, I am taking the top 10 players in the FedEx Cup Standings:

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Player Events Played Cuts Made 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25

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Tiger Woods 13 12 5 1 0 11 12

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Steve Stricker 18 15 2 1 1 8 13

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Zach Johnson 21 17 2 1 1 7 12

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Kenny Perry 20 20 2 1 0 7 11

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Lucas Glover 22 18 1 1 1 5 11

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Phil Mickelson 14 12 2 1 0 6 6

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Y.E. Yang 19 15 2 0 0 4 10

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Geoff Ogilvy 16 15 2 0 0 4 8

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Brian Gay 21 15 2 0 0 4 7

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Sean O’ Hair 19 15 1 1 0 6 11

Can we all just agree that Tiger has had a heck of year in 2009? Stat analysis to follow….

August 30, 2009 at 10:02 pm Leave a comment

Wow… has it really been 5 months?!?!

Can’t believe my last post was 5 months ago. My, how time flies. Well, to all my “rabid fans” (yeah, right) of this blog, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to get this thing back up and running for 2009. Much is going on in my personal, professional & family life that I think some might benefit from my insights and witty comments. Just my little way of giving back to the world. 😉

My plans for this blog include:

  • Updates on my favorite iPhone Apps
  • What is happening in the world of pharmaceutical compounding
  • My new goals of losing weight using NutriSystem and Wii Fit
  • Gadgets that I have found to make my life easier, especially one of my new toys: the Pulse Smartpen
  • Trapshooting and the trials and tribulations of the Amatuer Trapshooting Association and the Indiana Trapshooters Association
  • Crazy things that are happening in the family

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I wish you and your a prosperous 2009!

John

January 15, 2009 at 7:07 pm Leave a comment


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