Culture

Stop and smell the roses

Would you stop to listen to a musician who commands $1,000 per minute?  Really?  For the answer on how over 1,000 other people responded read this absolutely fascinating article.  Pretty interesting snapshot of our culture, our busy-ness, our priorities, and our appreciation for beauty.  Allow yourself some time...the article is not brief. The article also [...]

By | 2008-05-23T13:34:28+00:00 May 23rd, 2008|Culture, Fun, Life, People|0 Comments

The Incompetence Ratio

...in America must be really high.  Some businesses count on it.  Credit card companies thrive on it.  They are hoping that people are so incompetent that they will not be able to pay in a timely fashion and can collect more money in the long run.  They are hoping for people who are bad stewards [...]

By | 2008-04-14T10:40:18+00:00 April 14th, 2008|Business, Culture, Life|0 Comments

Alltop: do you really like staring at a magazine rack?

Maybe you've heard of it, maybe you haven't.  Guy Kawasaki (author of one of my favorite books, The Art of the Start) recently launched Alltop.com, which he has branded as "the online magazine rack" for information from the "top publications and blogs".  I'm sure in a lot of circles (okay, maybe most circles), there has [...]

By | 2008-03-17T11:19:56+00:00 March 17th, 2008|Culture, Innovation, Life, People, Technology|4 Comments

State of Iowa sheds pounds!

I was impressed to read an entry on the Lean Insider blog about the Government of the State of Iowa taking on lean initiatives. They have improved processes, reduced long wait/lead times for government approvals, reduced re-work and process steps, and eliminated backlogs of work. Read more of the above article to see further information [...]

By | 2007-11-13T17:35:03+00:00 November 13th, 2007|Culture, Government|0 Comments