Miscellany

Musings and other fun stuff.

YA Cliché

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Miscellany | 0 comments

Late as always, Kimber rushed through the front door of Ridgeview High School, toting her cheerleader’s uniform over her shoulder. Kimber was going to have to hoof it if she was going to make it to class on time. Anthony, Kimber’s best friend, was waiting in the hallway outside the classroom. “What the heck, Kimber? You can’t even be on time for your first day of school?” “Well, I made it, didn’t I?” “Just barely.” Anthony pushed open the door, and the two of them looked around the room for an open desk. The only open ones were at the very front. Anthony’s lip curled. “Thanks a lot, Kimber....

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How a Phone Case, a Halloween Costume, and a Coat Gave Me Geek “Cred”

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Miscellany | 0 comments

It all started with a purple Jack Skellington phone case. For those of you not familiar with Jack, he’s the main character in a Disney movie called Nightmare Before Christmas. I became fond of Jack because my father loved the character. After my father passed over, I would look at Jack and think of him, so putting the case on my phone was just a nice way to remember my Daddy. Plus, I happen to love purple. But a strange thing happened. An artist whose favorite color is black and who was lead singer for a band called Das Gift (“The Poison” in German), loved the case. After all, Jack’s face is...

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Management for Failure

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Miscellany | 2 comments

10 ways to Ensure Your Employees Stay in Their Place   1. Demonstrate a Lack of Respect for Your Employee’s Time Ensure that you ask for deliverables on your schedule regardless of necessity. If your employee must stay late, cancel a vacation, or work a weekend, so be it.  However, once you have the deliverable on time and in order, do not review it for several days.  It’s always best to have your employees rush around so that you can review what they give you in a leisurely manner.   2.  Criticize often and praise seldom Employees tend to get full of themselves. If they think they...

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Creating Reality

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Miscellany | 0 comments

Creating Reality

Magic is an interesting thing. As soon as you acknowledge that it exists, it is everywhere—in little synchronicities and odd coincidences, in the perfect drop of water sitting on an otherwise completely dry leaf. But if you don’t believe in it, it’s never there. It’s not that it doesn’t exist, it’s just that we don’t see it. Even if we don’t ignore magic in our lives, when it comes to business, we don’t talk about it. We don’t discuss “energization” or karma or the fact that we all “create our own reality.” We try to act, talk—and ultimately think—the way the business books tell us to. In so...

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