Monthly Archives: December 2014

The stories we tell ourselves

Here’s one: “I’m too old to make a difference, take a leap, change the game…” (Sometimes, I hear this from people who are 27 years old). This is a seductive story, because it lets us off the hook. Obviously, the … Continue reading

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Thank You Very Much…

In 2014, I posted 380 blog posts. My goal for 2014 was to post at least one blog article a day. More than 21000 people across 123 countries read this blog. I would say “unique people,” but that’s redundant. Each … Continue reading

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Maybe next year…

The economy will be going big Your knowledge will reach critical mass Your boss will give you the go ahead (and agree to take the heat if things don’t work out) Your family situation will be stable The competition will … Continue reading

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Rising sun

Originally posted on 3yetwo:
Some day’s are better than others and some days, like today, I just break. Burst into tears for no reason. Run a bath so I can’t hear myself cry, sit in the tub with a face…

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2014 in review and summay of my blogging

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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We Love Loyalty

Loyalty is what we call when someone refuses a momentarily better option. If your offering is always better, you don’t have loyal customers, you have smart ones. Don’t brag about how loyal your customers are when you are the cheapest … Continue reading

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Dissatisfaction guaranteed

  Great brands are built on dissatisfaction. After all, if you are satisfied with your Revlon makeup or your Nike sneakers or your iPad, why would you buy another one? Satisfied means done, finished, I don’t need any more. In … Continue reading

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But it’s better than TV

At the local health food store lunch buffet, they offer stir fried tempeh (a traditional soy product originally from Indonesia). I never get it. Not because I don’t like it (Okay I’m not a fan), but because there are always … Continue reading

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The Economics of Christmas lights

A friend posted on his wall that his neighbors are more advanced having put Christmas lights out. This got me thinking, why bother buying them, putting them up, electrifying them and then taking them down again? After all, the economist wonders, … Continue reading

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The places you go to…

Over the weekend I visited one of my favorite places. It didn’t matter that I had not been there in a while, or didn’t know most of the people I encountered. The second I walked in, heard the noise, saw … Continue reading

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