Inbound, unscheduled calls can be incredibly disruptive.
That’s why I often shut off the phone to enter periods of productivity and focus on deliberate tasks and quiet thinking time.
The challenge with turning off my phone has been that I accumulate voice messages that need to be listened to, codified and then acted on.… Read the rest
Tiffany filed a lawsuit against Costco this past Valentine’s Day, claiming the membership warehouse club sold diamond engagement rings falsely marketed in stores using the Tiffany name. (The coincidental timing is likely a publicity tactic.)
Tiffany should defend its own premium brand.… Read the rest
It doesn’t get much better than this. Below is C.W. McCall performing Convoy on the variety television show “Pop Goes The Country” in 1976, followed by some bonus interviews. I love the “Rubberduck” and his mashup of country and rap, sung on a CB radio. … Read the rest
I love Costco. It’s a great place to spend a Saturday morning alone or with your loved ones. 🙂
On Christmas day 2012, in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, I was wondering about Costco’s policy on fire arms and other weapons.
What if one of my favorite places and retail institutions supported easy access to guns and ammunition?… Read the rest
As I’ve said many times, maritime nonfiction satisfies my craving for a time when men were really men – not softies like most men today, with their smart phones, tablet computers, paper cuts, cubicles, facial lotions and pedicures. Maritime nonfiction, particularly stories of the great explorers, provide far more compelling lessons on leadership and self-actualization than any contemporary business or psychology books.… Read the rest