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29 July 2006

Instructions for Rechargeable Batteries

Edward de Bono?

Jeremy Siegel's "Noisy Market" Hypothesis

Wisdom Tree Mutual Fund Investments

25 July 2006

Startling Honesty from Israeli Professor

He Who Cast the First Stone Probably Didn’t

How to Find What You Love to Do

24 July 2006

Online privacy? Online safety is more important

...Or so some parents say. Here are some programs to allow parents (or others) to monitor your kid's online activity:

22 July 2006

Can this lighning image be real?

Can you become immune to cancer?

Dictionary of Useful Research Phrases

19 July 2006

This growing war between Israel and Hezbollah...The media spins very negatively regarding the US government reaction, or lack thereof. But wouldn't it be hypocritical for Bush to condemn Israel for invading/bombing an entire country to get rid of a terrorist group? But the poor innocent Lebanese, Israelis that are being wounded and killed...And the poor Iraqis...Did I hear 20,000 Iraqis have died during our occupation? How was that number calculated? How is it justified? Can we be forgiven for this? Is all this our fault, Bush's fault? I wonder what approval polls for Bush have done since this began.

The first casualty of war is truth...and innocence.

16 July 2006

Fritjof Capra's Management Lessons

Will Marre

Rules for Drawing Cute Animation Character

15 July 2006

Embarrassing Company URLs

Perfection, the enemy of the good.

Lake Tahoe Summer Vacation

Watched a few episode of Survivorman, and have been so impressed with it's creator, Les Stroud. Fascinating filmmaking, all done by Les while alone in the wilderness. Astounding. He has at least two cameras set up and running at any one time--maybe three sometimes. And he's out there trying to survive and set up all the shots. His in the field narration is excellent, as are his voice overs. He even does the music.

To paraphrase Albert Einstein:

“I do not know what World War 3 will be fought with, but I do know that World War 4 will be fought with sticks.”

11 July 2006

A good manager does things right. A good leader does the right things.

9 July 2006

Watching Nadal play Federer in the 2006 Wimbeldon final. Nadal has won a set! Something no one has done to Federer in 35 matches! At this moment, you can see that Nadal believes he can win...on grass...against the best grass player in the world. Nadal believes, and some of us spectators do as well. So interesting to see and feel the psychology shift. It's movement, when so often (in the moment) the psychology feels fixed.

Even so, the reality shifted back, Federer ultimately won. But without the faith of Nadal, such difficult accomplishments are not even attempted. It's all about faith in the future, change.

6 June 2006

3 July 2006

Secure your gmail

  • Use https://gmail.com/ to assure SSL connection.
  • Update ALL gmail bookmarks.
  • Read comments for dispute.

Paramount's Great America

  • Poorly managed in general (food concessions, parking especially)
  • Employees unmotivated, uninvolved
  • No magic, bland spirit
  • Clean (sort of)
  • Manicured
  • Theme Park without a "*Theme"

* Great America has changed hands many times. Current Parmount owner sprinkles some movie posters and artifacts around the park, but little else.

1 July 2006

Shorter is better. Terse is best.

The Notable Names Database is terse. Just the fax.