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Discovering Your Inner Walmartian

I would like to state at the outset that I tend to shop far more often at Target than at Wal-Mart, and I will freely admit that at least part of that reason has to do with snobbery [1].  The … Continue reading

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We’re Making Loud Music

Yesterday afternoon, I had the chance to watch a live discussion between Michelle Branch and her fans.  I happen to consider myself a fan of Michelle Branch [1], and like most of the people in the chat I was looking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Do What You Are

Do What You Are:  Discover The Perfect Career For You Through The Secrets Of Personality Type, by Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger As is often the case with a book like this, the authors deliver a bit less than … Continue reading

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Stories, Not Genres

The state of the film industry in Hollywood is, for those who are not aware of it, very poor.  Despite the fact that some very good films come out [1], a lot of films simply do not make the money … Continue reading

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Book Review: Single Point Of Failure

Single Point Of Failure:  The Ten Essential Laws of Supply Chain Risk Management, by Gary S. Lynch This is a book for which many readers will have complicated responses.  Among the variety of responses I had to the book myself … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Container Principle

The Container Principle:  How A Box Changes The Way We Think, by Alexander Klose On the face of it, this book should have been an obvious one for me to appreciate.  After all, few people have had a life that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ninety Percent Of Everything

Ninety Percent Of Everything:  Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas In Your Car, And Food On Your Plate, by Rose George This book is not an overall discussion of shipping and logistics [1], but … Continue reading

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Reading For My Supper

Recently I have done a fair amount of reading that cased me to reflect on my childhood and on the development of my habits of being an avid reader [1].  It is admittedly a bit mysterious where my extreme avidity … Continue reading

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Book Review: 48 Days To The Work You Love

48 Days To The Work You Love, by Dan Miller What was it about this book precisely that gave me such a visceral dislike for its tone and the approach of its author?  Was it the constant namechecking of similar … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great International Math On Keys Book

The Great International Math On Keys Book, by Ralph A. Oliva, M. Dean LaMont, and Linda R. Fowler The year was 1976.  Texas Instruments had created hand calculators like the TI-30 and SR-40 Electronic Slide Rule Calculators, but faced a … Continue reading

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