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Entries for April, 2011

Enormity In Organizations and Task

It becomes very apparent when working a larger organization that things become much more complex.  There are strategy taxes associated with products and people.  There are so many initiatives happening that corralling all of them in a cohesive manner becomes much more difficult.  It becomes apparent that aligning all the different functions within the machine [...]

Taking a Break From Blogging

I don’t know why, but I haven’t really felt like writing a lot lately.  I have been watching a lot of basketball and SC2, working a TON and trying to get back in shape.  I’m really busy with all of that and writing just hasn’t seemed as important.  In general there isn’t a lot exciting [...]

Estaria aprendido espanol por un segundo vez

I’m not sure that’s the right way to say it, but I’m learning Spanish again.  It’s a blast!  Learning is actually something that drives me.  For whatever reason, I get really amped up about learning new things that are of significant value.  That’s why I spent so much time with Economics the last few months. [...]

Focus On the Customer

It’s probably as simple as it gets marketing wise, but this is truly the biggest piece of advice you can give someone.  It is so easy to get wrapped up in inter-organizational dynamics or strategy taxes of being in a corporate umbrella.  There are hundreds of things you can focus on BEYOND what the customer wants and [...]

In Defense of Food

On my recent trip to Las Vegas, my girlfriend gave me a book to read called, In Defense of Food.  The book is written by Michael Pollan, who has a pretty rich history of food research and writing.  It was a shorter book, only a few hundred pages and probably took about four hours or [...]

Two Concerts: Bright Eyes and Rural Alberta Advantage

Recently saw both shows at First Avenue.  They were both very good.  New album sets for both.  It was the first time I’d seen either and it was a show.  Bright Eyes definitely played a killer set, over an hour and a half.  I had to dip out before the encore though. RAA finished their [...]

The Road to Serfdom: F.A. Hayek

It has been a long time since I’ve written.  Partly due to inertia, but mostly due to activity.  Over the last few months I’ve read four economics books and all of them seemed to be derived in conservatism.  It was an interesting set of books and offered a ton of understanding on capitalism, conservatism, socialism [...]

  
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