In the late 1990s, early 2000, the Czech health ministry came out with a report claiming that smoking's costs outweighed its fiscal benefits. In response to such a report, cigarette maker Philip Morris undertook its own study in an attempt to refute the health ministry. As part of its study, Philip Morris estimated that one of … Continue reading Dying Early Is One of the Benefits of Smoking?
As part of my recent reading about FedEx and UPS, I came across the 340 methods that UPS drivers are trained in and expected to follow as part of their delivery process. The company’s “340 Methods,” dates to the 1920s and tells drivers the most efficient way to do just about anything. (There now are … Continue reading Three Rights Make a Left
This is why I avoid investing in individual stocks. Each year, the incoming freshmen in our School of Business read a book as part of our Read to Lead program. The book then becomes the basis for discussion throughout the Intro to Business class they take during their first semester. This year the book was … Continue reading Sales Revenue Up! Profits Up! Number of Subscribers Up! Stock Price???
I don't know if lightning will strike twice, but I figured I'd give it a shot. The title for this post is a play on my most popular blog post of all time: And the World’s Largest Tire Manufacturer Is… Drumroll Please… That post was written in June 2018, and for each of the years 2018, … Continue reading And the World’s Busiest Airport (after dark) Is… Drumroll Please…
Walk on the moon in your pajamas? Watch a baseball game from the pitcher’s mound? Frolic in a field of unicorns—or be a unicorn yourself? (I'm looking at you, Tippy.) Such scenarios, according to tech visionaries, will all be possible in the future, in what is referred to as the metaverse. Here is the meaning … Continue reading The Metaverse Is Coming! The Metaverse Is Coming!
Thanks to Val Boyko for planting the seed for this blog post. Val's wonderful website, Find Your Middle Ground, is where she explores, reflects, asks deep questions, shares insights, and connects with other bloggers. Her post today, Bring Peace to The World, included a poem that was written by Chade-Meng Tan formerly Google’s Jolly Good … Continue reading From Jolly Good Fellow to Offical Wizard to Professional Sleeper – What’s Your Job?
As I thought about the hiring process, a few things struck me. Hiring a new employee is potentially a multi-million dollar, multi-decade decision. An employee may work somewhere for 40 years, earning not only salary but benefits as well. For the employee such a job represents an opportunity to potentially settle down, buy a house, … Continue reading Why Hiring Matters
It's been a while since I've written about one of my favorite topics- TV commercials. Commercials are like the tweets of the video world, trying to get their message across in less than one minute. Not only is there usually good music and humor, but the commercial also has to try and sell you a … Continue reading Quick! Draw Ketchup!
OK. Add one more item to my growing list of possible trends that I just don't get. Several fashion companies are creating digital outfits that people can "try on" by uploading images of themselves wearing the digital clothing item. Once they make the purchase of the digital clothing item, they can share the photo online. … Continue reading The Emperor Has No (Physical) Clothes. Only Digital…
It's been quite a run for Villanova Men's Basketball Coach, Jay Wright. In 2016, he won the NCAA ChampionshipIn 2018, he won the NCAA ChampionshipEarlier this summer, he was one of the coaches for the USA Men's team that an Olympic Gold medalA month ago he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame You … Continue reading The Wright Attitude