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Arcade Fire @ Roy Wilkins

It was radical.  Here’s the poster I purchased:

And here’s a video:

This was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a LONG time and was totally worth the money.  I don’t know when they’ll be back, but I’ll go again.  I need to see more shows.  I know that the formatting bleeds into the right [...]

The Times Are A Changin

And they will continue to do so, it’s the way of the world.  When you think of your life, can you recall how you used to dislike a certain type of food or activity and now find it rather enjoyable?  Most people change somewhat slowly in the short term and potentially drastically in the long [...]

The Weber Fechner Effect

When people apply logic disproportionately to a purchasing decision, it doesn’t make a lot of sense.  If I can save $5 on a trip to Walmart as opposed to a Best Buy, should I do it?
That usually depends.  If my purchase decision is predicated on a $10 purchase, I may well decide Walmart is the [...]

The Bottom Line

Is…of course…the bottom line.  Many people confuse the actual bottom line with something else.
We can’t be solely driven by the bottom line, or we will end up without one.  We have to undertand that this particular line item is a derivative of multiple other things happening over the course of time.  There is a very [...]

Prose Decomposed #3: Arcade Fire Neighborhood #1

In light of their playing on Wednesday.  And me going.  8)

And if the snow buries my,
my neighbourhood.
And if my parents are crying
then I’ll dig a tunnel
from my window to yours,
yeah a tunnel from my window to yours.
You climb out the chimney
and meet me in the middle,
the middle of the town.
And since there’s no one else [...]

The Sun Also Rises

Just finished Heminways first novel, The Sun Also Rises.  It took me about two months, which is not how long the book should take.  In between work and playing Starcraft 2, I haven’t spent much time reading.  There are multiple other things to read now too, for work and for pleasure.
This book is centered around [...]

Getting Folks Together

Scarcity of time is a new issue for me.  Although previous jobs always had inevitable misalignment for people, it was relatively easy to find a point within a week where people could discuss and come to conclusions on an issue.
The larger a system and scaled workforce, the more difficult it is to get people together.  [...]

The #1 Thing You Are Selling Is…

?
You’d be surprised how many great companies don’t have the answer to that.  Even more small companies.  Things morph over time, that big idea and the reason it was so worthwhile ten years ago might not be relevant any more.  Or maybe you just forgot over that time.
Even with their mission statements and visions for [...]

Prose Decomposed #2

I’ve decided to rename this section from last week (the Mountain Goats’ Have To Explode being the initial entry) as Prose Decomposed, all though it’s not only prose, it’s combined with musics, which usually emphasizes anything written anyway.  But hey it rhymes.
Without further ado:  Okkervil River — No Key, No Plan

When I’m hosed and they’re [...]

Matters of Perspective

I don’t recall who said it, but the saying goes:  90% of any issue in a business is a human management issue.  It’s a matter of perspective.  Everyone has their own, and even those self aware enough to recognize it will struggle with it.  The funny thing is, most people are working towards the same [...]

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