A Newbies View on “24″

I hadn’t really heard of the Fox television action series starring Kiefer Sutherland until recently… Son Leonard and I started watching 24 with the back-to-back 2-hour episodes that launched their 2007 season.   We were impressed enough with some of the rugged

What is Sales & Marketing?

The buzz word in today’s business world is “MARKETING”. However, people often ask for a simple explanation of “marketing.” Well, here it is: 1. You’re a woman and you see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to

It’s Baaacck… AT&T

American Telephone & Telegraph, the original name of the company founded by Alexander Graham Bell, held a monopoly on telecommunication in the US for many years.  Based on direction from the US Department of Justice, AT&T was divided into seven Regional Bell Operating

Business in New Orleans

I just spent a few days at a business conference in New Orleans.   This was a summit on “Design for Six Sigma” and I co-presented the interim results from one of our projects.  While it was not a large meeting,

Company Motivation

I’m sure that some of you work in those companies where the rah rah mentality is manifested with motivational posters and all of the Psychology 101 clap trap… There is an interesting web site called Demotivators that captures the cynicism

Cincinnati Posts a Record Year

No, the Cincy Reds baseball team still sucks… and the Bengals can’t keep their players off of the police blotter page (or win a game when it really matters).  The new record for Cincinnati in 2006 is the quantity of

Puerto Rico – 51st State?

Since we just visited Puerto Rico and traveled around almost half of the island, I thought it would be instructive to understand a little of its history and its relationship with the United States.  As I noted in my previous