Stan’s Obligatory Blog


The Miracle Worker

Filed under: — stan @ 7:14 am

In today’s obituaries, John Barry has died. He was the CEO of the WD-40 company. Back some 30-mumble years ago, I used to work summers in a bicycle shop. And WD-40 was what I used daily on every stuck bolt or rusted chain that came my way. It worked miracles, and I’ve long been a big believer in it.

Barry’s business genius during three decades at the company was in emphasizing brand loyalty for a lubricant that fights rust and eliminates squeaks. He preached the value of staying focused on your product and your market, and not being distracted.

“He had a saying: ‘Don’t be like a blind dog in a meat house,’ ” said Garry O. Ridge, WD-40 Co.’s current president and chief executive officer.

Once again, let’s take a moment to recognize those who have done something to change the world and make it a better place.

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