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January 21, 2020

Outsiders Looking In Don’t Drink the Kool Aid

There is an old adage that You can’t read the label from inside the jar. The story is told in many forms, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” for example.
Groupthink is when everyone drinks the Kool Aid and agrees with an entrenched group idea that may make no sense from outside the …Read the Rest

Shooting with Flex-ibility
January 5, 2020

Shooting with Flex-ibility

One of the broadcast laws in Venezuela, back in the day, was that we had to shoot commercials using local …Read the Rest

We Built Our Company on Diversity
December 28, 2019

We Built Our Company on Diversity

We started our little company in the early 90s and used computers as the core of our infrastructure,  This was …Read the Rest

Lateral Logic
December 10, 2019

Lateral Logic

I was late for the meeting and as I walked in I mentioned that there was terrible traffic on the …Read the Rest

When Capitalism Doesn’t Work
November 4, 2019

When Capitalism Doesn’t Work

Capitalism is based on an exchange, usually goods or services for “consideration.”  Consideration these days is usually money, but in …Read the Rest

Why Tacos Are Not Mexican Food
September 23, 2019

Why Tacos Are Not Mexican Food

It was in the 1970s and I had been working in the US for a few years.  I was hired …Read the Rest

We Are Herd Animals and Predators
April 20, 2019

We Are Herd Animals and Predators

When you walk through the Subway crowds, you surrender to the crowd.  You go at the speed the crowd goes.  …Read the Rest

Maximizing or Satisficing
March 19, 2019

Maximizing or Satisficing

Much advertising in the last 50 years or so has been featuring how products are better than the competition.  Or …Read the Rest

The Yao Ming Argument
February 27, 2019

The Yao Ming Argument

Often we hear arguments that ring sort of true when they otherwise should not. Some of these I call The …Read the Rest

NFL – A Test Market for Socialism
January 31, 2019

NFL – A Test Market for Socialism

The NFL is a closed society.  You have to ante up half a billion dollars or more to join the …Read the Rest

Predatory Capitalism Can Kill Us All
January 12, 2019

Predatory Capitalism Can Kill Us All

When I hear the talking heads on news channels quibbling about procedure, process, and wording, it strikes me that few …Read the Rest

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