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Thusday, November 8th

Thusday, November 8th



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Today is the Book and Author Luncheon at the Little America Hotel to benefit the Christmas Box House. KSL has sponsored this event, founded and hosted by Richard Paul Evans, for years. It's a chance for book worms like me to get together and hear from the writers we love. In years past, we've heard from David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, John Grey - and this year Debbie MacComber. I can't wait. I am honored to be asked to emcee the event and speak for a few minutes about my new book, Wake Up to a Happier Life.

Leave it to Grant to find a story about dragon tattoos. This quote from a man with a tat covering his back, "I got this while a teenager. I met the greatest girl in the world and now I'm married. Problem is, she's afraid of dragons. I've started getting it removed. Will take years."

And I was really interested in an article in this morning's Deseret Morning News about the so-called likeability or "plays well with others" factor in hiring decisions. "If you have a bunch of jerks, your brand is going to be a jerk," said one employment expert. Yes - you can teach people almost any skill, but you can't teach kindness. You've got to hire for that.

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