I had an interesting meeting with a client this morning. The clients business is a very big one, so the people we work with there are not connected in any way to the founder / owner.
It is fascinating to compare the difference between business owners and business managers. Owners understand the trade offs between branding and revenue generation.… read more “Owners Vs Managers”
On the same day that a tragic event happened at the Boston marathon, another tragedy on the other side of the world occurred. US airplanes in Afghanistan came under anti-aircraft fire and responded with close air support bombings… but one of the bombs missed and hit a wedding party killing 30 people and wounding 120 more.… read more “USA Bomb Yesterday Kills 30”
Consider these following facts to know if you are getting old:
- A 6th grader who watched Avatar become the highest grossing film ever, wasn’t yet born when the last highest grossing film (Titanic) came out.
- Most high school seniors weren’t born yet when Bill Clinton became president.
- The Little Mermaid just celebrated it’s 21st birthday.
Living with my grandparents while I was growing up, I heard quite a few old timey sayings from them and their friends. One saying that has stayed with me through the years is “youth is wasted on the young”.
When I was younger, my take on the saying was that it rang true but the meaning didn’t really apply to me. … read more “Youth Is Wasted On The Young”
And the world didn’t explode.
People are nazis when it comes to self-policing their names online. Many people hide all of their activities under various pseudonyms.
Under their own names, they are only willing to do super bland & inane activities like create a LinkedIn profile or write an Amazon review. Many of these same individuals then go to other websites and spew hatred, racism, child porn, troll comments, and many other idiotic activities under hidden pseudonyms like “2Cute4U” and “YourMomisaHo56382932847”.… read more “I Can Say Fuck On the Public Internets!”
In this post, I am discussing hiding your blog with a pseudonym… not your illegal downloading activities.
95% of my blogging friends disguise their blogs so people can’t figure out who they are by just looking at the blogs, nor can people Google them and find the blogs. People generally disguise their blogs because they think family & friends will judge them or that their boss will fire them. … read more “Disguising Your Online Identity is Pointless”
My title, “Tradition is Evil”, may surprise and upset you. Human nature is to avoid change and cling to the status quo. Please understand this and consider the thought I am about to lay before you carefully. I suggest that instead of blindly clinging to tradition that we use data, logic and rational thought to govern our lives.… read more “Tradition is Evil”
Amazon had good ratings on a book, “The Stranger” by Albert Camus so I bought it. Reading it took only about two hours tonight and I found it to be a fascinating book about a man who kills another man and goes on trial and is condemned. Throughout the whole ordeal, the man just does not seem to care much one way or the other, he only exists for the moment and the short term future. … read more “Suffocating Existentialism”
I attended the Fremont Summer Solstice Fair yesterday and had a blast… lots of sun, hippies, drinks, and fun. I actually sadly missed the nude bicyclists, but I did see about a thousand of them in Portland last weekend.
I do have a question though: As much as I like naked bicyclists, isn’t it against the law? … read more “Fremont Solstice Parade: Naked Bicyclists”
America’s core industrial base is being gutted by thieves on Wall Street.‚ Detroit is turning into a ghost town while big bankers on Wall Street who paid themselves billions of dollars in bonuses receive trillions more in government bailouts.‚ Unemployment is skyrocketing and blue collar Americans are getting shafted by the fat cats.‚ No one is watching out for our factory workers as they get robbed blind.… read more “Automakers Collapsing as Bankers Steal Billions”