Transformational Gift to ‘Advance Excellence’ for UNLV Men’s, Women’s Basketball

Whenever there is a headline that features the word Excellence, our ears and senses perk up. Such was the case when the University Nevada, Las Vegas athletics department announced an $8 million gift from the estate of James J. Baumberger that will help “advance Excellence” for the programs. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying […]

Bucs Utilize Diverse Coaching Staff to Win Super Bowl And Excellence Not Compromised

Much of the praise for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl in 2021 went to Tom Brady, now forever known as the greatest quarterback of all time. But head coach Bruce Arians and his diverse coaching staff deserved plenty of the credit as well. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. […]

Excellence Canada Announces New Six Pillars of Excellence

At Excellence Canada, the entire organization focuses on the journey to Excellence with a focus on how to help companies achieve it. On Monday, the non-for-profit organization released the six pillars of Excellence chart as part of the Organizational Excellence Standard (OES). —By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. The six Drivers of […]

Wine Auction to Put Spotlight on Six Decades of Napa Valley Wine Excellence

A definite ‘cheers’ to this one as the “Direct from the Cellar: Napa Valley Library Wine Auction” from Feb. 11-20, 2021, is scheduled to showcase extremely rare wines from Napa that embody the overall wine Excellence of the region. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. “Wines from Napa Valley stand for the […]

Four Seasons Celebrates Worldwide Culinary Excellence with 27 Michelin Awards

In a year like no other for the hospitality industry, owners and restaurateurs had to persevere and re-dedicate to Excellence. At 19 Four Seasons around the globe, that’s exactly what they did and the results were 27 prestigious Michelin Awards. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. According to an official release, striving […]

Tom Brady’s Breeding Ground of Excellence in 2020-21

It was our favorite headline we saw following Super Bowl LV, when Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the win. “Tom Brady said the Covid-19 restrictions in place during the NFL season ultimately provided him with a breeding ground for excellence.” –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. The header was […]

Business Worldwide Magazine Celebrates Global Corporate Excellence Award Winners

We celebrate any organization that honors Excellence. And the editors at Business Worldwide Magazine are doing just that with the 2020 Global Corporate Excellence awards and since the awards were earned during pandemic, they are probably more deserving than ever. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. Companies representing the Finance industry, Accountancy […]

UCLA Gymnast Routine Celebrating Black Excellence Goes Viral

A minimum of 10 million viewers have already watched the routine of Nia Dennis during a Pac-12 competition Jan. 23, 2021. Upon completion, the official UCLA gymnastics feed tweeted, “This is what #BlackExcellence” looks like. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence. It was pure Excellence and the reactions of her teammates makes it […]

Underwood Shares ‘Legacy of Excellence’ of Cecily Tyson

Watching a movie is one thing. Being emotionally impacted by the on-screen images and actor portrayals is totally another. According to Blair Underwood, Cecily Tyson, who passed away last week at 96, was one of those who moved millions with her Excellence. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. “What made her great […]

Aaron’s Consistent Excellence Made Him a Legend

With the passing of Hammerin’ Hank Aaron, baseball has lost a true legend and a player who exuded long-term Excellence as well as anyone in the sport’s history. For 23 years he was Excellence and as fellow hall of famer Greg Maddux told us during the first episode of the Magnifying Excellence podcast, doing something […]