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A New Chapter In An Endless Book

By Art van Bodegraven | 04/16/2017 | 9:33 AM

I've ranted and carried on in these pages frequently to comment on the seasonal attempts to recover from the depths of winter's deepest, darkest, days - those from which there seems to no escape.

We burn Yule logs, partake of wassail, banish Haman, celebrate a new holy year - whatever.  And remain secure in the knowledge, rooted in both hopes and experience, that sun and Spring will bring new crops, fresh floral blooms, and a rekindling of growth and prosperity.

Once again, evidence springing eternal, the earth becomes fertile and we grow enough or both replanting seed and consuming for sustenance.

Whether writ large or writ small, a new chapter will be written - again, in work as it presents itself to us, and in life, as opportunities to affect others pop up like mall kiosks.  When we look back, let us consider that we did, or did not, take advantage of the opportunities for optimal impact.  

The seasons repeat, and we will see Spring again.  But, there aren't enough Springs to guarantee that we've done as much as we could, or should, have.  Whether Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jedi, or other, we have a continuing obligation to do our best, and be our best, on behalf of the generations yet to come.

Go thou, and transform the lives of those around you . . .

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About Art van Bodegraven

Art van Bodegraven

Art van Bodegraven (1939 - 2017) was Managing Principal of the van Bodegraven Associates consultancy and Founding Principal of Discovery Executive Services, which develops and delivers supply chain educational programs. He was formerly Chair of the Supply Chain Group AG, Partner at The Progress Group LLC, Development Executive at CSCMP, Practice Leader with S4 Consulting, and a Managing Director in Coopers & Lybrand's consulting practice. Concentrating in supply chain management and logistics for over 20 years in his 50+ year business career, he has led ground-breaking strategic, operational, and educational projects for leading US and global clients. Art was principal co-author of DC Velocity's Basic Training monthly column for a decade, and was the principal co-author, with Ken Ackerman, of Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, the definitive primer in the field. His popular blog, The Art of Art, has been a staple of DC Velocity's web site since its inception.



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