I don’t want to brag, but I have a lot of bright ideas. For instance, standing on a checkout line at my grocery store the other day, I thought of a great marketing gimmick: tell people that whatever they can … Continue reading A Dime a Dozen
I’ll just come out and say it. I didn’t like watching the Senate confirmation hearings this week, and I don’t understand why they had to be televised. Televising them brought out the worst in people. The Democrats engaged in grandstanding, … Continue reading We’re All Flies Now
I wish someone had explained this to me when I was younger. It would have saved me time and aggravation. Then again, I was such a know-it-all, I probably wouldn’t have listened. I had to do things my way. Which … Continue reading Over Easy in a Hard-Boiled World
I got a haircut the other day. The barber, a young guy named Sava from Montenegro (not on the French Riviera), smiled, cleaned the seat of the barber chair for me with a snap of his towel, and said, “So, … Continue reading Barbers and Bumblebees
Jacob the patriarch is said to have wrestled with God and, as a result, was renamed “Israel” (Gn 32:28). He is the only person who came “face to face” with God and lived (32:30b). Television host Howard Beale also saw … Continue reading “I Have Seen the Face of God”
Data analytics, artificial intelligence, and robotics are all the rage right now. You find them in each part of the business cycle, from design to manufacturing, marketing, and consumption. The idea is to speed up that cycle–like putting clothes on … Continue reading Analyze This!
Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal ran a front-page article on how China is expanding its military budget by just seven percent this year, noting that this is “the slowest pace this decade.” The day before, it had reported that China was … Continue reading On-Again, Off-Again