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Thoughts of spring …

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The snow here in Cleveland has almost melted. Even though we know it will return, we saw this picture and it made us long for spring today. Few things are better than riding your bike on a sunny, spring day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: European Cyclist Federation

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January 27th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

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Winter arrives

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The view outside our world headquarters is decidedly more gray today. The first appreciable snow has hit Cleveland, which is good news for everyone pushing snow and bad news for everyone else.

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November 30th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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A last gasp for winter

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I always thought March went out like a lamb, but I’m looking out my window at Lawn & Landscape’s world headquarters this morning and I see more snow than I’d like.

This winter’s been a long one, and while that’s a pain for me, it’s a boon to anyone in the snow pushing business. Mike Zawacki, who edits our sister publication Snow Magazine and is an all-around good guy, was on Marketplace recently to discuss the $12 billion snow removal industry.

You can listen to the interview below, and find a transcript here.

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March 24th, 2011 at 11:39 am

Get your head on straight

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Here’s another Great Idea from L&L columnist Marty Grunder on how to make it through the last few weeks of what can seem like a never-ending winter:

1. Get your truck detailed. You’ll feel better.

2. Start working out. Just 30 minutes a day of moving around can knock out the cobwebs.

3. Have an early dinner with a friend. Get the blue-plate special at 4 to catch up with someone, and you’ll still be home with your family by 6:15.

4. Plan a vacation. It doesn’t have to break the bank, but it’s something to look forward to.

5. Spend some time with your hobby. Or get a new one.

Look, you’re working hard. As the leader of your organization, it’s important to have your head on straight and relax enough so that some new ideas come to mind. CEOs need time to think, too.

Marty’s right. Even if you live in a place where it doesn’t snow, the above list can help you recharge and┬árejuvenate before the spring season starts.

Photo: ajcreencia

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February 21st, 2011 at 12:46 pm

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