What’s new in the revised QBQ! book?

Now that we’ve launched what we call the “gentle rewrite” of the QBQ! book a decade and one million copies later, people are asking the obvious question: What’s new in QBQ!? So let’s answer that question. But first, a matter of integrity: As the author, I don’t and won’t tell anyone who has the original…

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Personal Accountability and Money

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Allow me to share The Miller’s personal financial journey …

I had been working for a fine firm called Cargill as a grain trader in Mankato, Minnesota since 1980 when, in June of ’82, the company transferred Karen and me to Great Falls, Montana. Exciting! At 24 and 22 years old and originally from UpState, NY, we were going to the great state of Montana—and with a raise! I had been making $19,500 annually and Cargill bumped me up to $22,000 Whoo hoo!!!)

So we did …

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Outstanding Holidays Don’t Just Happen

The holidays. A season all about Family, Faith, and Friends. For many, it’s also a time of Food, Football, Festivities, Fun—and Freedom. Not just the blessing of living in a “free country,” but also a little less tied to our jobs and a little more sleeping, puttering, and simply doing nothing on some days! Sounds…

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Be Like Butler Brad!

by John G. Miller Twitter: @QBQguy I grew up a wrestler. For that reason—and because I top out at 5′ 6″—I’ve never been much of a basketball fan. And if I did watch the sport on TV, it was the NBA and our local Denver Nuggets, not the NCAA. But that’s all changed now, thanks…

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The Most Powerful Teacher

The Most Powerful Teacher by John G. Miller Twitter: @QBQGuy My wife, Karen, (Twitter @QBQMom), recently said to me, “John, you have an opinion on absolutely everything!” As I thought about her statement, I realized an opinion was forming in my mind … She’s right. I always have. I probably got it from my dad,…

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“Owning Safety” – from Flipping the Switch

If you believe in Safety and it’s an initiative in your organization, enjoy this message from Chapter Eleven of the Flipping the Switch book. Purchase it at our site or Amazon: “Owning Safety” Sometimes a problem or situation can be owned by the wrong people. Ron Pote, an expert on safety in the workplace, told…

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Beat the Ref

Beat the Ref Chapter 16 of the QBQ! book My father, Jimmy Miller, was head wrestling coach at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., for more than 25 years. When he sent me out to the mat, he’d always remind me I had three people to beat that day: my opponent, myself, and the referee. That…

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Personal Accountability When It Counts

It Could’ve Been Worse! Serving as a church youth leader, I was taking middle school students to a camp in the Rocky Mountains along with three other adult volunteers. The youth pastor had organized several borrowed vehicles for the journey. I was driving a mini-van packed to the brim with six noisy girls and their…

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The Man Who Thinks He Can!

My dad, Coach Jimmy Miller, lead the Cornell University wrestling team from 1949-1975. All the years I was growing up, he had posted on the wall of the Teagle Hall wrestling room on the Cornell campus this poem. Many years later it’s still one of my favorites!: The Man Who Thinks He can by Walter…

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Outstanding Holidays Don’t Just Happen

QBQ! QuickNote® Outstanding Holidays Don’t Just Happen The holidays. A season all about Family, Faith, and Friends. For many, it’s also a time of Food, Football, Festivities, Fun—and Freedom. Not just the blessing of living in a “free country,” but also maybe—just maybe—a little less tied to our jobs and a little more sleeping, puttering,…

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