Month: August 2011

Can Do People and Can’t Do People

My company has undergone a lot of changes in the past few months and it has made me think a lot about personalities and companies.  One of those observations has been about the “Can Do” type people.  It’s been universally suggested that these go-getter “Can Do” people are the ones…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Perfect Crock Version

As a service to all the readers of my blog, who mostly check in on Sundays for their weekly dose of sauerkraut news and information, I have done a little research and helped you find the perfect crock pot for fermenting sauerkraut.  It appears from my research that the Harsch…

Using Vacation to Add Variety

When you’re working out and building endurance or muscle mass there are two keys that almost everyone misses.  The first is resting a day or two per week and a light week each month.  The second is variation.  Even when your goal is running marathons you need sprints, cross training…

The Stupidity of Crowds

I read and thoroughly enjoyed James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds, but this morning I also noticed the stupidity of crowds.  As I was prepping the screen capture of the detailed reporting about the Steelers NOT feeling the earthquake, I attempted to spell Allegiance for the title.  My first guess…

I Pledge Allegiance to the Steelers

The following image is a screen capture of the Post-Gazette’s website a couple hours after the earthquake: Is anyone else picturing a scene with a young woman, hair askew feeling the earthquake and running outside to check on her children, “Oh my God, an earthquake… Is my daughter ok?  Is…

Opportunity is the Only Thing That’s Never in Short Supply

There are always more things you can do then things you can do.  There are only three keys to being successful in this world: The ability to envision the true potential (and potential risks) of any opportunity. The ability to prioritize those opportunities. The ability to execute on the prioritized opportunities. This…

Personal Security for Personal Services/Business

I’m a little late to the discussion about AirBnB and security, but I do have a thought.  For those of you not involved, the original problem was a blog post about a horrible experience from someone in SF who rented out her house.  The response was on the slow side,…

What I Would Do If I Were Microsoft

Microsoft’s phone sales are tapering off in spite of great reviews.  They have a new version coming out, but the software isn’t really the problem, nor is the hardware… its the market position. Apple and Android have established themselves in the personal business space and they have taken advantage of…

Sauerkraut Sunday: Germany Abandoning Its Kraut?

I was reading Business Week this week and saw something terribly terribly disturbing for Sauerkraut lovers the world over.  Bloomberg is saying that there are new restaurants all over Berlin and that you no longer need pork and kraut every night.  According to them, it’s being nudged out by caviar and…

The Biggest News of the Day, I Can Almost Get Rid of Cable

I’ve written here a number of times about television and its future.  Essentially I believe that in the long run TV will be asynchronous and that one of the implications there is that there is really no need for the networks… besides sports.  I know, I know there are plenty…