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 […]

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 […]

Strength, Excellence of American Military Diversity Showcased

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, along with President Joe Biden, showcased the strength and Excellence–and diversity–of the American military upon the recent appointments of Jacqueline Van Ovost and Army Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson. —By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Editor, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. “The diversity of our nation makes us stronger, and that diversity […]

Deepwatch Earns Two Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

With each passing day, cybersecurity becomes even more vital. Fortunately there are companies offering it at the highest levels, including deepwatch, which just earned two Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. deepwatch is a leading cloud platform for security operations and was named the Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company and Best Cybersecurity Startup […]

‘Competitive Drive for Excellence’ Drives QB Rodgers

A traditional question asked during each Magnifying Excellence Podcast is about how guests are motivated. For Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the answer is based in Excellence. One day soon we hope to have him on our podcast to expand on his answer. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. “We have […]