Glenn Furuya's blog

You're Fired!

I recently got hooked on watching “Celebrity Apprentice” and watched the season finale this past Sunday in great anticipation (suprised by Arsenio Hall's win, as I was expecting it to go to Clay Aiken).

You were Born to be Rich

In 1904, a farmer in Beaumont, Texas was going broke. He suffered from drought, poor crop yields, and diseased animals.

My Professional Challenge...Is it Yours?

The wise and all-knowing guru, “Anonymous,” once said, “The best are often prisoners of their excellence. Great doctors, scientists, lawyers, writers, musicians, artists are always in personal demand, under unceasing pressure for their presence and creativity.  It must be a terrible burden to be essential. In this sense, freedom lies in being dispensable.”

My Mentor, My Model, My Leadership Hero

Decades ago, my boss at KTA Superstores, Tony Taniguchi, gave me an assignment that changed my life.  He asked me to develop an in-house leadership program to upgrade the knowledge

Cheating Death by Three feet!

Did you hear the news about the large boulders that recently came crashing down from a Kalihi hillside?

People are Like Water

“People are like water.

Some, like free flowing water

Undercover Boss

On a recent Saturday afternoon, I decided to go surfing. Channel surfing, that is, the kind you do on your couch with a remote control in-hand.

Don’t Find Yourself Riding on a Burning Bus!

On a recent trip to the mainland, Debbie and I took an excursion to the desert country-side of Nevada to see the Hoover Dam.  On our way back, we came across a tour bus fully engulfed in flames.  The inferno began swallowing up the vehicle.  Loud explosions disrupted the desert calm.  Being in an isolated area, it took awhile for fire crews to arrive.  By the time they arrived the bus was burnt to its frame, charred and hallow.  Fortunately, the 59 tourists on the bus were safely evacuated and no one was hurt.

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

 “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.


Recently, on a flight home from the mainland, we experienced an extremely irritating situation...