I used to know Jennifer Love Hewitt. We lived in the same apartment building when I was about... jeez I guess it was when I was doing 'Christmas Vacation' so I was about 13 or 14.
One Christmas build-up tradition however has totally bypassed me - that of going up to town and 'doing a show.'
It may be a cliche but it's true - the build-up to Christmas is so much more pleasurable than the actual day itself.
There's an adage that is an apt description of the new dynamic at work between brands and consumers connected through social media: People support what they help to build. But now that many brands are launching community-driven cause marketing campaigns the challenge becomes what to do next?
If you want to build a ship don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another but let him work diligently and build one for himself thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free and proud and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend.
As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.
To build a great company which is a CEO's job sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom.
It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
When I was growing up it was 'Communists'. Now it's 'Terrorists'. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of so the war machine can build more bombs guns and bullets and everything.
We didn't start this war - the right wing did. We're tired of seeing good-paying jobs shipped overseas. This fight is about the economy it's about jobs and it's about rebuilding America.
The west has a great deal to answer for in the Middle East from Britain's belated empire-building after the First World War to the US and British policy that condemns modern Iraq to the material and social squalor of a half-century ago.
Trust me I'm going to find out where the money has gone and how it has been spent and see if we can't get it down there quicker to let that rebuilding start.
I think the industry finally gets it. They've lost the connection with the American public and they've got to rebuild the trust with the American public.
When you explain to people what you're trying to do as opposed to just making demands or delegating tasks you can build instant trust even if it's just for that short time you're on the phone.
When you form a team why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.
Various channels of dialogue must be kept open to build trust. I will meet North Korea's leader if it is needed to develop relations between the two Koreas.
Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home. While you are building your third story the two lower ones have already been dismantled.
It's hard now to imagine that kind of travel and the daily tasks they simply took for granted. If a wagon axle broke you had to stop and carve a new one. To cross a river you sometimes had to build a raft.
You had to make a camera look like it's traveling at 300 mph but you couldn't make it actually travel at 300 mph so you had to slow everything down and build devices to do that. So you were constantly engineering.
If I have to move up in a building I choose the elevator over the escalator. Because one time I was riding the escalator and I tripped. I fell down the stairs for an hour and a half.
Portland Oregon won't build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there even with that weather all the time.
As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn't be the policemen of the world and that we should not be nation building. And its time we got those values back into this country.