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July 5, 2019

Something Good About Venezuela

There has been a lot of bad news about Venezuela recently – government upheaval, scarcities, lack of medications, mass emigration.  But there is a lot good about the country and its people as well.
Let’s start with the food. Venezuelan food is fairly unknown outside of the country.  But that will …Read the Rest

The Bounce Metaphor
June 13, 2019

The Bounce Metaphor

Long ago people used to dry their clothes outdoors on a rope or wire called a clothes line.  The clothes …Read the Rest

The Incident with the Wolverine
May 21, 2019

The Incident with the Wolverine

Back when I was much younger I prospected in the summers.  One summer we were in Northern BC, above timeline, …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

Campaigning 4 Weeks or 4 Ever?
November 22, 2018

Campaigning 4 Weeks or 4 Ever?

I recently was called upon to help in a municipal election in Surrey, BC. Surrey is a city of half …Read the Rest

Never Introduce a Product Without the Product
October 28, 2018

Never Introduce a Product Without the Product

On October 17, the Canadian government legalized cannabis.  The federal government left it up to the provinces to figure out …Read the Rest

Mr. Mitchell’s Strategy for Maintenance – It Ain’t Customer Service
October 19, 2018

Mr. Mitchell’s Strategy for Maintenance – It Ain’t Customer Service

Our high school janitor was Mr. Mitchell.  He was always dressed in a clean khaki uniform, usually attached to a …Read the Rest

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