Author Archives: Joseph Annotti

Joseph Annotti

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Now That Makes Sense…

Every now and then I'll read about a business development – a new product, a strategic alliance, an innovative distribution method – and say to myself, "now THAT makes sense."

That was exactly my reaction to...

August 14, 2009
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Eight Is Enough

The concept of a “fraternal cooperative” – an organization that would allow participating societies to reduce operating expenses and improve business operations by working on a “shared services” basis – took shape during the Presidents...

August 11, 2009
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Growing Younger

Let’s face it.  The crowd at your typical fraternal meeting—from local lodges to quadrennial conventions—tends to be a bit, how shall I say this, more “mature” than most gatherings.  Not that there’s anything wrong with...

August 03, 2009
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Blogs and Java

Remember when the day began with a cup of coffee and the morning paper?  Now it’s a $4.00 latte and blogs on your lap top.  While sifting through some recent postings, this one caught my...

July 29, 2009
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Joe’s Special…

When I was a kid growing up in Northern California there was a popular chain of local restaurants called “Original Joe’s.”  The most popular dish they served was, of course, “Joe’s Special” – a concoction...

July 14, 2009
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