(Transcribed from Actual tape) February 16, 1986 PM
WHERE TO PUT THE FENCE
I Corinthians 10:23-11
...and I was looking for some real principles of excellence. And I'm
going to tell you something, I was disappointed in the book. I thought
it was poorly written, though it had some good stories about successful
entities, I didn't enjoy it; and, therefore, I put it to one side. And
then he came out with a sequel entitled, A Passion for Excellence.
That's a great book. The same author but he got a woman to co-author it
with him and all I can figure is she took mediocrity and turned it into
greatness. I highly recommend, A Passion for Excellence. You men
should not smile at that, that's what your wives have been trying to do
with you for a long time.
But A Passion for Excellence is a great book. I do not care what your
vocation miqht be. read it and I guarantee you it will teach you some-
thing about what you're about. It has several themes in it; one, of
course, revolves around the principle of excellence that every business,
every corporation, every person that majors on excellence is experienc-
ing success. And I believe that's true.
He, for exam...as a way of illustration, talks about a car dealer in
Dallas, Texas. This car dealer, before he will show you an automobile,
before he will sell you a car, he insists you go back and see how his
mechanics operate. I like that. Also, the automobile dealer has a
loaner for everybody who would bring their car in to get worked on
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automatically because you purchased that automobile there. You'll have
a car to drive around while yours is being fixed. I like that. And he
takes many businesses, large and small ...
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