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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bill Malooly

        On January 11, I attended the funeral of Bill Malooly, 72, who was a great banker in the 1980s and 1990s here in Green Bay … the ideal kind, who invested in people whom he knew to have character, and bugged them until they were successful and returned the loan.  He impacted positively lots of business and employment growth in N.E.W. … and knew how to stay away from those that weren’t going to succeed (mostly!).
His brother, in his reflections, talked about three principles that drove Bill … which are strong ones for us all:

1.  Be READY … i.e., PREPARE, so you are ready when the opportunity you seek arrives.  Don’t wait for it to be there, and then hope.
2.  LEAP!  When that opportunity shows itself, grab it.
3.  Do it RIGHT!  Much of his guidance was in pressing people to stop doing things wrong or incompletely, and to begin doing them RIGHT.  Take care of your people and your customers and your suppliers.  (Taking care of yourself comes later.)

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