A Power Jolt – 129 Utilities Earn Safety Award of Excellence

This is one of our most ‘powerful’ blog posts to date, by recognizing 129 utilities that have earned the Safety Award of Excellence from the American Public Power Association. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. “Utilities that receive an APPA Safety Award have demonstrated that they have made the health and safety […]

Do You Know the Difference Between Customer Service and Customer Excellence?

We seek the experts at Magnifying Excellence, and here’s an intriguing discussion about achieving customer Excellence, as opposed to just quality service or experience. Here’s more from industry and Abbyy exec Anthony Macciola. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.  “Moving beyond customer experience, if customers find it easy to do business with […]

SoFi Stadium Water Recycle Project Earns Excellence Award

Several key stakeholders were awarded the “Excellence In Action” award for SoFi Stadiums’ water recycling project. As the world evolves, the availability of water will be an ongoing issue and conservation and new tech at the forefront. –By Brian Hurlburt, Found and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.  And the stadium project, which will attract hundreds 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 […]

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 […]