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Airline Blues

Friday, November 20, 2009

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Well it’s not much, but it’s something. In the days of $7 pillows, blankets and Budweiser’s pretty much anything the airlines do that is positive comes as a surprise. When everyone in your industry sucks, even a little gesture can make a difference. On October 16th, our flight was an hour delayed since our plane [...]

Facebook and Fractals

Monday, July 20, 2009

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I’m kinda new to Facebook and learning about social media the way most of us are; diving in and skinning our knees along the way. I think it is really interesting the way such a simple concept like Facebook can be so viral. You start out by simply signing up and searching for a few [...]

Apollo 13

Friday, June 26, 2009

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Communication is a funny thing; it requires both a sender and a receiver. And both ends have flaws. Both lack clarity. In the case of human communication the flaws are countless; more flaws than a Microsoft product. They’re almost always there, even though we don’t realize them. Going to the bathroom is pretty easy for [...]

Cell Phone Drivers

Friday, June 19, 2009

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“Why does every woman have to talk on her cell phone while driving?” “That’s pretty chauvinistic, don’t you think?” “Why do you say that?” “Because just as many men talk on their cell phones as women do.” I thought I was right, but I have been known to be wrong in the past. Lots of [...]

Rental Car Retards

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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The backend of the Jeep Cherokee hydroplaned 45 degrees to the right. Despite our driver’s severe height challenge, my friend “Corn” managed to keep his cool and recover our 4-wheel coffin from extinction. This tragedy would have resulted in holding up traffic for minimum of 2-1/2 hours. However from his amber-putrid expression, I think he [...]

Go Where They Ain’t

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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My colleagues have been after me to read Blue Ocean Strategy for some time now. Yesterday was the 14th day in a row of steady rain, so I spent the day getting to know this International Bestseller. It is a good book, but it would have been just as good as a pamphlet. I think you can [...]

Malcolm Gladwell is Wrong

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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I am not sure Malcolm Gladwell got it completely right this time. I have always enjoyed his books and his unique perspective on things. But his latest book makes the following argument; There is a story that is told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. In Outliers Malcolm Gladwell [...]

4 Questions

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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In business there are really only 4 questions you need to ask yourself. This is especially true when you are considering launching a new product or service. The 4 questions are; What problem are you trying to solve? How many people have that problem? Why is your solution better than anyone else’s? How do you [...]

Tiger Woods – He’s not Perfect

Monday, March 30, 2009

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“Look straight ahead Tommy. He will be coming right up the hill any second. He’ll be just 10 feet in front of you. Can you believe it? Do you see him yet? Wait……. any second now.” It’s the 2nd day of the Bayhill Classic Golf Tournament. Standing on the west side of the 7th tee [...]