Archive for July 2010

Ch-ch–changes

Not sure who wrote this but it’s worth reading: Think About This Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come! 1. The Post Office. Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial…

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The Vanishing US Middle Class

A story worth reading and thinking about: http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/the-u.s.-middle-class-is-being-wiped-out-heres-the-stats-to-prove-it-520657.html?tickers=%5EDJI%2C%5EGSPC%2CSPY%2CMCD%2CWMT%2CXRT%2CDIA

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Left Stranded

A friend of mine wrote this morning of being stranded at La Guardia for a canceled, early flight. Up at 4am. Rushing to the airport. Discovering the flight was canceled. Why didn’t Delta call? Email? Smoke signal? Something? There really is no excuse for an airline not to inform passengers of these kinds of things.

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Southern Life

To all my southern friends – those born here and those transplanted – no matter how long it took y’all to get down here and all y’all others who just wish you were here! Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 Southern…

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Nation of Fools?

Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be…

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America–Still Great

From Tom Peters’ blog– Happy Birthday U.S.A. And 3 Throaty Cheers! – The Tom Peters Weblog by Tom Peters on Jul 2, 2010 5:22 PM There is a great deal of soul-searching going on in the United States as our 234th birthday arrives. Though nowhere near the soul-searching that loomed in Independence Hall 234 years…

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Do Other Countries Have a 4th of July?

When I was a kid one of the mind games we’d play on folks was to ask if they have the 4th of July in England or Canada or Japan. A lot of people would fall for it and say, “No.” Of course, the answer is that the 4th of July happens in every country…

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Presentation Advice from Seth Godin

The 200 slide solution The next time you find yourself on the hook for a 40 minute presentation (with slides!) consider, at least for a moment, a radical idea: A slide every 12 seconds. 200 slides in all. You’re used to putting three or four bullet points on a slide. That’s at least four distinct…

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