Tag Archives: business

Strip-Mining

Watch this video: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/66 (it’s 20 minutes long, but it’s truly brilliant). Then read this article: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=503829 (and if you think the situation is different in Canada, for the most part you would be wrong.) You may also perform these tasks in … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

I think it’s time to switch the signs advertising gas prices to a ticker model rather than the customary static signage. Wouldn’t that be more fun? I’ve noticed in recent months that every time I drive by a gas station that it’s … Continue reading

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We think so you don’t have to

I have been so irritated by these ongoing series of London Drugs commercials that I feel I must say something. First, to get you all up to speed, one of the offending commercials:     To be fair to the … Continue reading

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When phrases de-volve

When did Thinking outside of the box become Thinking out of the box ??? I’m just saying that those two statements mean very different things. One’s a paradigm shift and the other’s pre-fab thinking. One is invention and cracking the cosmic egg. The other is … Continue reading

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Content-Free Post

Have you noticed that the organic movement is very much defined by what it is not? Very soon, I fully expect to buy an organic apple and have the following information on the sticker (the sticker that’s two microns bigger than an … Continue reading

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Warning: Bureaucracy ahead

Be duly warned: bureaucracies may be hazardous to your health. Our family has been plunged with very little warning into the icy waters of a serious health issue. Along with the illness comes the aftershock of being injected into what I would … Continue reading

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The Urgent Avoider

Of all the people that you can encounter in business, one of the most frustrating types has to be, what am I now about to coin, the Urgent Avoider. This person has two distinct cycles. The Urgency Phase is easily … Continue reading

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Tentatively X-Rated

Why do you visit me here? Is it to find out what cute things my kids are saying? Do you expect to get some pithy observations that probably have already been made by other people in more observant and humourous … Continue reading

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Trade Show Report

I’m back. My feet still hurt. I think I managed to do some selling, but you know nothing’s certain until people sign on that dotted line, so this week is all about the follow-up. Whatever. Like you want to know … Continue reading

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Job Descriptions? We don’t need no stinkin’ job descriptions!

I was a lifeguard/swimming instructor all through my university years. This job was a logical extension of my love of water–I am after all a Pisces. I had spent all my summers from grade three onwards being a pool rat … Continue reading

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