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35 great questions, part 2

Part 2 of 5 in my condensed reprint of Inc’s article, “35 Great Questions” from the April 2014 issue. (part 1) What counts that we are not counting? –Chip Conley In the past few months, what is the smallest change we have made that has had the biggest positive result? What was it about that small [...]

April 15, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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35 great questions, part 1

Part 1 of 5 in my condensed reprint of Inc’s article, “35 Great Questions” from the April 2014 issue. How can we become the company that would put us out of business? –Danny Meyer Are we relevant? Will we be relevant five years from now? Ten? –Debra Kaye If energy were free, what would we [...]

April 10, 2014 · antipaucity · One Comment
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the art of the essay

Paul Graham is one of my favorite essayists. The following are some excerpts from his excellent 2004 essay, “The Age of the Essay“. The most obvious difference between real essays and the things one has to write in school is that real essays are not exclusively about English literature. Certainly schools should teach students how [...]

March 21, 2013 · antipaucity · No Comments
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abstracts from ‘the art of seduction’

Yesterday I promised you can read the abstracts from Robert Greene’s The Art of Seduction today. Part One – The Seductive Character The Siren A man is often secretly oppressed by the role he has to play – by always having to be responsible, in control, and rational. The Siren is the ultimate male fantasy [...]

February 22, 2013 · antipaucity · No Comments
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the deadly sins of programming – again?

InfoWorld this week published yet another article on “The 7 deadly sins of software development”. For those who don’t care to read the ~1 page article (that’s split unless you use the “print” option that puts it all on one page), here’s the list: Lust – overengineering Gluttony – not refactoring Greed – cross-team competition [...]

February 18, 2011 · antipaucity · 3 Comments
Posted in: code, commentary, reprint, review

fact of the week

From the `fortune`-powered, motd on my server this morning: Here is the fact of the week, maybe even the fact of the month. According to probably reliable sources, the Coca-Cola people are experiencing severe marketing anxiety in China. The words “Coca-Cola” translate into Chinese as either (depending on the inflection) “wax-fattened mare” or “bite the [...]

August 17, 2010 · antipaucity · No Comments
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note to anyone who sent models to the freight yard in phoenix

Reprinted from the NYO&WRHS Yahoo Group (owrhs at yahoogroups dot com). To anyone who sent any model locomotives and/or rolling stock to The Freight Yard in Phoenix, AZ for custom painting, please be advised The Freight Yard closed its doors in May and the proprietor made a midnight raid on his shop and removed all [...]

August 9, 2010 · antipaucity · One Comment
Posted in: modeling, reprint, trains

john stossel’s show last night

April 23, 2010 · antipaucity · No Comments
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want to reduce gas consumption?

Buy better tires. I referenced Seth Godin earlier today in regards to investment in developing countries. Why is it, then, that a marketing blogger would talk about wanting to reduce fuel consumption? I think it’s because it’s easier to relate to than streamlining other processes you may have in your business or development cycles. It’s [...]

August 23, 2009 · antipaucity · No Comments
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the best middle name. ever.

While I typically don’t repost, Seth Godin’s post was awesome. “The best middle name ever It’s not Warren or Susan or Otis or Samuel or Tricia. It’s “The.” As in Attila The Hun or Alexander The Great or Zorba The Greek. When your middle name is ‘The’, it means you’re it. The only one. The [...]

January 21, 2009 · antipaucity · No Comments
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