Thank you, Zig

My teacher Zig Ziglar died this morning. He was 86.
Thanks for telling us a fifteen-minute story about Johnny the Shoe Shine Genius, so compelling that I flew to the airport just to meet him.
Thanks for 72 hours of audiotapes, listened to so many times I wore out the cassettes twice.
Thanks for that one day we spent backstage together in Milwaukee.
Thanks for making goal setting so clear.
Thanks for elevating the art of public speaking, and making it personal, not something to be copied.
Thanks for believing in us, the people you almost never met in person, for supporting us with your voice and your stories and your enthusiasm.
Thanks for teaching so many people, people who will continue to remember you and to teach as well.
You’ll be missed.


What we do is hard enough. From time to time, we stumble across quotes, observations and stories that restore perspective and lighten the burdens of the day. These are included in .pdf format so that you may download and share with others. In return, we would appreciate your contributions to this section.

“We the willing, led by the unknowing are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much for so long with so little that we are now qualified to do anything with nothing” – Sent to us by Phil Joseph (owner of AVT)

Retroincabulator Video

Live by the words of an old farmer “Old Farmer’s Advice”

This is India – Where you go for Technical Support “India”

My all time favorite is this treatise on “Engineers”

You may chuckle at “If Architects had to work like design installers”

On a really bad day, check it out from “Steven Wright’s perspective”

One of our Canadian dealers provided this, “Brits Revoke American Independence by John Cleese”

“If women ruled the world”

“A Newspaper Readers Guide as to Who Runs the Country”

A joke about Software Engineers “Software Engineers”

And finally, I have always wondered “How shit happens…”

“Life is not supposed to be easy. It is supposed to be as good as you can make it. That is the Promise of Hope. It is what makes America great.” …Baxter Black – Cowboy Poet

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