Which is mightier?

Abraham Lincoln writing  letter
Abraham Lincoln writing letter




A pen and a piece of paper.

A handwritten note.

A sincere, heartfelt note of appreciation.


Is the pen mightier than the sword?

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. As you might imagine, as a CIO I use the email as a vital tool for business, but when it comes down to burning the free fuel (as Mr. Lee Cockerell puts it), creating a hand written note of appreciation or encouragement sends a message to the recipient that says “he took an extra amount of time to write to me instead of chosing the easy way of sending an email” and that is making someone feel special, exceeding their expectations – because everyone I know would expect something electronic from me.

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