George Kunz – How Quiet Excellence Leads to Happiness, Success – Episode 10

What a journey for Magnifying Excellence that it’s been during season 1. Well, it’s time for our final episode of the first season and we are thrilled it is former NFL All-Pro, businessman and current attorney, George Kunz. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. We hope you enjoy another timeless journey of […]

Excellence In Construction Awards Honor Builders, Contractors

Nothing works well without a solid foundation, and the members of the Associated Builders and Contractors are building them daily across America. The recent Excellence in Construction Awards were held and unsung winners heralded. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. Associated Builders and Contractors, founded in 1950, is a national construction industry […]

Center for Public Safety Excellence Honors the Best in Fire, Emergency Services Departments

It’s calming to know there is a Center for Public Safety Excellence out there fine tuning and honing the skills of our nation’s firefighters and others in emergency services. Recently, the organization doled out the 2021 awards, honoring the most Excellent. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. The awards were given out […]

Excellence In Fruit Recognized, Not Taken for Granted

There’s nothing quite like a great–check that, Excellent–piece of fruit. And recently, United Fresh, a legendary institution, recognized the Produce Excellence in Foodservice winners. And that’s Excellently delicious. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. The United Fresh Produce Association was founded more than a century ago–in 1904–and brings together companies across the […]

Episode 9 – Elizabeth Blau – Why Leading By Example and With Heart Means Excellence

“Leading by example is critical. You can’t tell people to do one thing, like, ‘Don’t spread COVID and stay home’, and then be a politician who travels out of state to visit their family.” – Elizabeth Blau. It’s powerful to lead by example, and that is exactly what Season 1, Episode 9 guest Elizabeth Blau […]

New Book Focuses on Excellence, Extreme Humanism

As the Magnifying Excellence Podcast and overall vision of xlete.com continues to evolve, we seek out those also embracing Excellence. Tom Peters is an obvious choice, and he has been urging Excellence for decades. His words ring more true than ever. –By Brian Hurlburt, Host and Founder, Magnifying Excellence. From TomPeters.com: These tumultuous times demand […]

CBS Sports – The Excellence and Obsession of Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas is accomplishing things on the PGA Tour that only the legends before him have, and CBSSports.com writer Kyle Porter believes he will be an all-time great. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. His article headline was, “The excellence and obsession of Justin Thomas paint the picture of a generational great”, […]

SXSW Gaming Awards Honor 7 Excellence Category Winners

Excellence is all around us and that was again evident at the 2021 SXSW Gaming Awards, which were announced virtually. Of the 12 categories, seven winners were recognized for Excellence. We like that. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. The SXSW Gaming Awards recognized “the most creative and influential titles, teams, and […]

Forbes.com Highlights Excellence in College Counseling Honorees

There are plenty of challenging jobs in 2021, and among them is being a high school college counselor. As such, Forbes.com recently recognized some Excellence in the profession. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. And we couldn’t help but LOVE one of the questions in the interview. Read below for that. From […]

Nominations Now Open for 2021 Women In Tech Excellence Awards

As we often state: Excellence is all around us. Now the 2021 Women in Tech Excellence Awards in the UK are nearly upon and nominations are open. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. From the official award presenters: “This year’s Women in Tech Excellence Awards will be something special. They will be […]