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My Big Story

I’ve moved my blog to my own website at http://www.DennisBrooke.com. I will no longer be posting stories here–not that I’ve posted anything here recently. That’s in part because of–the big story! The big story is that my novel, The Last … Continue reading

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How to Get Paid to Sing Karaoke

A friend asked me last weekend why I didn’t show up for the men’s choir practice at our church. I replied that my singing was so bad that, when the crowds get a bit unruly, some local bars hire me to … Continue reading

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The Secret of Success

“Eighty percent of success is just showing up.”  Woody Allen Every great cause requires a person to step forward and make that dream a reality. Several years ago I had the pleasure of working with a leader who underestimated her … Continue reading

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In Trouble

From my desk I had a clear view of the guard station in the atrium entrance to our office building. One morning a delivery man caught my eye–a delivery man with a bouquet of a dozen red roses in a white … Continue reading

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Large Pepperoni, but Hold the Nukes

Think about the oddest “wrong number” phone call you’ve received. I remember picking up a voice mail left by  a panicked homeowner—who was looking for a plumber. I guess the “Dennis & Laurie can’t come to the phone…,” didn’t make … Continue reading

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The Great April Fools’ Caper

Too many people wait for leadership from the top when it is often in their own grasp. I’d like to share a story about when desperately needed leadership came from the middle. I was working for a startup that was … Continue reading

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The Barber and the Creepy Customer

My former barber is a friendly woman who greets every customer as they enter her shop. Her cheery mood brightens many a dreary day. Except for one customer. When she would greet him with a “How are you doing today?” … Continue reading

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