Month: January 2012

Have You Caught The Irony in Criticizing Romney for Bain Capital?

I have a feeling it’s going to be a theme for the next 10 months or so to criticize Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital.  This is just raw ignorance, it shows a lack of understanding about private equity, struggling companies or capitalism in general.  Unfortunately, there’s a very sad,…

Better or Worse, Your Call

“Today, you’re either going to get better or you’re going to get worse but you’re not going to stay the same, so which is it going to be?” – Joe Paterno In the 10 minutes of JoePa’s ceremony that I watched, the quote above was one of the ones that…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Whole Wall Edition

How much do you love Sauerkraut?  If, in order to answer that question, you spread your arms wide and yelled, “THIS MUCH!” than this Sauerkraut Sunday is for you.  I have located on Amazon.com a 6 foot by 4 foot poster of Sauerkraut that you can peel and stick to…

Integrating Services and Why Google Doesn’t Bother Me

Every couple of months I go to see a short little man who works at the Nordstrom’s in Charlotte to talk work clothes and usually buy a few shirts, a pair of pants or two and sometimes a pair of shoes.  I know that Nordstrom’s is not the cheapest place…

My Evolving Thoughts on Fun

If you know me very well, you know I’m a bit of a workaholic.  I am very committed to my day job and usually have a project or two going in my spare time.  The truth is, I’m not usually very happy if I don’t feel that I’m accomplishing something…

Joe Paterno and Making Something Great

I have been busy helping get my brother married and haven’t had much of a chance to think about, let alone mark, the passing of Joe Paterno.  Now that I’m back on the blog though, I thought it would be worth doing.  I considered listing his accomplishments.  I considered explaining…

Book Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Reading this book has sparked posts about Apple’s Path to Success and The Next Steve Jobs, but that’s not what I want to talk about here.  I want to talk about the book itself, rather than Jobs.  It’s a worthwhile topic, I have to admit I was skeptical about reading…

Top 10 Posts in 2011

I was looking through my posts from the last two weeks and noticed that I never posted a “Best of 2011”.  Since it’s January 15, I’m going to call it still early January and not too late for it.  You’ll find my top 10 listed below (in order) with a…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Good Luck Edition

As I purveyed the Sauerkraut news of the week (think there’s anyone else in the world who has a Google News Alert for Sauerkraut?), I happened to notice an interesting little story out of Pond Bank, Pennsylvania.  For those unwilling to head over to Google Maps, it’s just off Lincoln…

The Next Steve Jobs

The other day I wrote a post about how Steve Jobs made Apple a great company by slowly but surely helping people conquer their fears about technology.  He made computers usable without knowing how to type on a command line with the mac, made the crazy complicated world of music…