DEBATE GOES ON
In response to the January debate, “Is too much
confidence a bad thing?”
NO Not if you want to make it through the day
with a smile still on your face! Let it shine, and
help co-workers boost theirs, too.
—Jenna Phillips from facebook.com/Costco
YES I think ill-placed con;dence is trouble.
—Rebaccah Bare from facebook.com/Costco
NO You are mixing up arrogance with confidence. Arrogance is a bad thing in any amount.
Con;dence is very good thing in any amount.
—Adelle Popolo from facebook.com/Costco
YES Look at all the companies who thought they
were all that and a bag of chips, and then suddenly they are no longer. There will always be
competition, and if you rest on your laurels you’ll
be resting in the unemployment line.
—Terry Swift from facebook.com/Costco
Chobani cover story
The article about Hamdi Ulukaya immigrating to the United States [“A dream made real,”
January ;;;;] was inspiring. His hard work,
innovation and service to the community are
what make America great. This country needs
more like him!
—Howard Iskyan, Fountain Hills, Arizona
I read and reread the story of Chobani founder Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya, and his American dream
What impressed me deeply is how he went
about starting his business—hiring back employ-
ees that had run the plant before, reaching out to
refugees in the community to include them and
give them a start—and how he views and treats
his employees. He gives them fair wages, good
health bene;ts, even some pro;t sharing. Yes, he
is a successful businessman and he does have
shareholders who also make pro;ts from their
investments, but he also realizes that the workers
make his business go and they are justly recog-
nized. If only all business owners thought this
way, the world would be a better place.
—Marcia Joy Martin, Aptos, California
Speech and communication
Great article on engaging with the deaf and
the blind [For Your Business, January ;;;;].
Perhaps you could do one on engagement with
aphasia su;erers. Strokes, brain bleeds, tumors
and other traumatic brain injury incidents can
cause the young as well as senior people to have
di;culty getting words out. The motto is “Aphasia
a;ects my speech, not my intellect.”
—Patricia Smith, Cross Junction,Virginia
I wanted to send my sincere thanks to you for
such an accurate and necessary piece [“More
than the blues: How to get the depression help you
need,” January ;;;;]. Each day at the American
Psychiatric Association we work to make sure
patients as consumers have access to quality mental health care provided by physicians trained to
administer psychotropic medications.
Your piece was very timely, well written and
will guide someone in the right direction on their
path to mental health treatment.
—Saul Levin, CEO and medical director
American Psychiatric Association
Outdoor sports, indoors
Your article “Team up inside for the winter”
[January ;;;;] was informative. It mentions
pickleball. I’d like to point out that pickleball is
easier on the shoulders than tennis. Men and
women are at equal advantage and can be teamed
to play a social or competitive game. It caters to
the physically active senior.
—Paul Backlas, Saline, Michigan
Members changing the world
I read the article about Nico Brett and his
piano charity [“Piano accord,” January ;;;;]. It
was a very inspiring article.
My husband and I lost our little boy at the
age of ;. We are always looking for ways to leave
something dedicated in his memory. We’ve left
benches, trees, etc., in places we’ve lived. Leaving
a piano with a plaque with his name on it would
be such a neat thing.
This can be a goal for us to set to do, both in
Robbie’s memory and so Play Me Again Pianos
can meet their goal of ;;! We live near Nashville
(maybe we can ;nd a place here to put one).
—Brenda Langdon, Spring Hill, Tennessee
The correct daily dosage of biotin is 3,000 mcg ( 3 mg)
[“Beauty inside and out,” January 2018].
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