Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Guanciale Touch

Cultural Offering has a profile of a quiet hero. An excerpt:

This man with the waxed handlebar moustache went out of his way at every opportunity to help a poor dumb kid find his way in the world. I could go on and on but the stories wouldn't have to be about me. I've heard the same stories from other people: How Pat Guanciale went out of his way to help them when he didn't have to. That is the kind of person he is. ..and if you are a client it is the same way. "Out of his way" would be the common description of Guanciale's efforts.


Tom Cooper said...

One of my key life lessons was early in my career. I complained to my boss that he didn't appreciate the way I "went out of my way" to take care of things. He wisely commented: "No, Tom, you don't go out of your way to do those things. You make it your way to do them." Profound. I still think on that interaction from so many years ago.

Michael Wade said...


Great story. I can see why you still remember that.