From the monthly archives:

August 2009

Seven Reasons to Major in Philosophy

August 20, 2009

After switching my majors at least five times, I finished with a BA in Philosophy in 2007.  Although initially afraid of the job prospects, I don’t regret my choice for a moment. Here then are seven reasons you should major in Philosophy: Dr. Frankenstein was a philosopher. Yes he was also not real, but this […]

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Proverb Tuesday: The Acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree

August 18, 2009

Every Tuesday I offer up a classic proverb and decide whether it is relevant to modern business. Today’s proverb: “The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.” For centuries, this proverb was an accurate reflection of culture: you were generally born to a family with distinct values, and you learned the family trade; your last […]

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Five Lessons I learned from Amway

August 13, 2009

In my early adult years, I was an IBO in Quixtar, now Amway Global.  Like so many before me, I failed, staying in only because of its cult like qualities. But I digress.  I want to discuss the great lessons I learned from the great MLM giant. Sell people on the vision, and focus on […]

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Proverb Tuesday: does supply create its own demand?

August 11, 2009

Every Tuesday I offer up a classic proverb and decide whether it is relevant to modern business. Today’s proverb: “Supply creates its own demand.” Attributed as Say’s Law, this is often refuted in Economics as a complete mistake.  But there are some examples that may suggest it is true: Before the Wii, there wasn’t a […]

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Smart Water, Smart Cars, smartphones

August 8, 2009

“Smart” seems to be a key position these days: Smart Water offers an intellectual beverage, Smart cars are perfect for the urban dweller, and Smartphones are cornering the market for cell phones. This is a logical extension of the trend to favor smart in our society. Gone are the days when honor, valor, or strength […]

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Proverb Tuesday: Does Yelp make location irrelevant?

August 4, 2009

Proverb Tuesday: Realtors love the phrase “Location, Location, Location.” In this age of Yelp and GPS, does the proverb still hold true?

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