The man in the arena

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Roosevelt x-ray“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; Continue reading

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“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

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Thanksgiving desserts“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

A special Thanksgiving Day wish to my friends, colleagues, family, and especially to my wife who made the amazing desserts pictured at the right.

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”

Abraham Lincoln boombox“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

I’m not sure what Lincoln would think about this era of Lady Gaga’s meat dress, autonomous cars, deified CEOs, interactive billboards, or insane yo-yo championships but I do know that he was supportive of change and radical change at that.  Please remember, this is a man who committed the majority of his presidency to and who lost his life in the pursuit of a massive change agenda.

As a side note, while I’m pretty confident that Abe would be happy to rock a 1980s era boombox (see photo), I doubt he’d be all that supportive of the new Beastie Boys video for “Dont Play No Game That I Can’t Win.”

[Thanks Howard]

People call it the Gig Economy or Freelance Nation

People call it the Gig Economy or Freelance Nation || “The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time” http://ow.ly/6j6ty

Freelance power struggle

The struggle for self-fulfillment, a desire for autonomy, and the harsh reality of the economy have pushed (and pulled) many people to freelancing for their primary and/or sole income.  The Atlantic piece referenced in the link above is the introduction to what promises to be a periodic look at this growing segment of the workforce.  Yes, freelancing has been a reality and preference for some for as long as there as been work but never before has it been so streamlined (thanks to technology) or prevalent here in the U.S.

A thought-provoking look at human-generated history

A thought-provoking look at human-generated history || “Two thousand years in one chart” http://ow.ly/5s2Ro

Promote investment and innovation; the right kind of stimulus

Promote investment and innovation; the right kind of stimulus – “Obama to Propose Tax Write-Off for Capital Investments” http://ht.ly/2AspW