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IN OUR WORLD
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I am in the “busy” season and it is a tough challenge for me to keep up. Takes really strong planning and a focus on what’s important and what can wait.
Big things on the horizon include, launching a new and re-imagined leadership initiative, planning a major 2010 sales meeting, working as a team member on two web site redesigns for clients (such a hoot, considering I’m so far behind on my web site revision), a couple of platform presentations and a possible big trip to London.
Despite the Everest sized tasks that lay ahead, I can’t wait for them to happen!
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
During a recent business dinner I sat at table with some very successful executives and the conversation turned towards the latest generation to hit the job market. They went on and on about how they feel “entitled”, how they are trapped in an electronic world devoid of real experience and so on. You know the stereotypical type of stuff they read about in the paper, but really haven’t experience themselves. I bit my tongue and when a space opened I asked them, when was the last time they personally hired anyone? You guessed, NEVER.
Here is the deal. They didn’t understand the difference between different and bad.
Dr. Andrea Lunsford at Stanford just finished an exhaustive study of the writing habits of today’s students and discovered it was not bad, it was just different.
- Young people today write more than ANY generation in the past.
- Their on-line social life takes place almost entirely in “text” communication.
- Before the internet MOST Americans never wrote anything unless it was assigned.
- They are experts at writing for their audience and assessing their audience’s needs.
- They have become experts in brevity, a kind of haiku like precision of transferring an idea.
This is just DIFFERENT, not bad.
Among our new generation lie the leaders of tomorrow who are bringing a whole new way to see the world. I recommend you get on board!
MOVIES: Whiteout: Kind of a throw away movie weekend, but I did read the graphic novel that this movie is based on.
NetFlix Fans: Silverado: At dinner in
TV: The US Open is down to the wire with great matches ahead. It will have my entire TV attention. Couple that with the start of the NFL season and it is a sports junkie’s dream time. I am awaiting, with as little patience as possible, the start of the NEW House MD season.
BOOKS: Getting to Plan B – By Mullins/Komisar : Interesting book that creates a business “dashboard” to help focus your activities on only essential actions.
MUSIC: I really like Jack Johnson and was listening to him flying home recently. Here is a live version of Breakdown.
WEB SITES: Gotta love this idea in today’s world.
The cash dispensing, last hope for a few bucks to get you where ever you are headed or whatever you think you need, ATM machines have a lot of interesting facts:
· The first mechanical cash dispensing machine was installed in the
· There are over 400,000 ATM machines in active us in the
· 85% of all global transactions are handled in cash.
· 239 ATM’s are installed daily across the planet.
· Most of the money dispensed in ATM’s has enough cocaine on it to register on the most basic police test.
There are good days and bad days and going half mad days.
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