I Always Assumed I Was the Norm, But I May Be the Exception

A story in the Huffington Post this week looked at how much time and money men spend on  grooming themselves. Now I like to think I'm a regular guy, and that most guys are like me. My goal with grooming is to spend as little time and money as possible. At this point, I typically … Continue reading I Always Assumed I Was the Norm, But I May Be the Exception

The Third Time Is a Charm

Given the nature of what was covered in my classes yesterday, I decided to teach virtually using Zoom. I feel pretty comfortable using Zoom, but it had been a while since I used it for a full class. In addition, this would be my first time using a Windows-based laptop for Zoom, since my Macbook … Continue reading The Third Time Is a Charm

You May Need a Better Password

ID Agent, a dark web monitoring company owned by IT software company Kaseya, says it identified the most common stolen passwords found on the dark web in 2020 based on a scan of nearly 3 million passwords. If you don't know what the dark web is, then you're better off staying in the dark, and away from the … Continue reading You May Need a Better Password

The Schultz Hour

Do you ever feel like you never seem to have time for yourself, time that you would like to use to think about big picture stuff? Well in his latest Pinkcast, Dan Pink shares a technique he learned from George Schultz, former Secretary of the State, that may offer some help. While Schultz was Secretary … Continue reading The Schultz Hour

Now Is the Time… Lazy Dog

"Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party." "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party." "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." Do those sentences look familiar … Continue reading Now Is the Time… Lazy Dog

The Power of Free

A group of researchers offered participants of a study a choice between purchasing a Hershey ’s Kiss chocolate for 1-cent ($0.01) or Lindt Lindor chocolate truffle for 15 cents ($0.15). The participants, recognizing this as a good deal since the price differential in a supermarket would be larger than 14 cents between the two options, overwhelmingly … Continue reading The Power of Free

You Can Do This, Jimmy

You've got this, Jimmy. You can write a blog post that people will find both informative and entertaining. You've come up with some good headlines in the past, Jimmy. You can do it again. Sorry, I was just trying to psyche myself up (for some unknown reason, when I refer to myself in the third … Continue reading You Can Do This, Jimmy

Here’s Something You Probably Never Wondered About – the History of Clapping

I heard another great Geico commercial on the radio today, and one of the lines was asking about how clapping ever got started. Why would you celebrate something by hitting yourself, the announcer questioned. It gave me pause, and I wondered "how did clapping originate?" Forty years ago it may have been hard to answer … Continue reading Here’s Something You Probably Never Wondered About – the History of Clapping

One of the Best TV Series I Have Seen in Quite a While

I've previously mentioned a few shows I have enjoyed over the past few years, such as Bosch, Schitt's Creek, Broadchurch, Safe, The Undoing, West Wing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Ozark. But over the past couple of weeks, my wife and I have semi-binge watched the show, Ted Lasso. And I think this may be my … Continue reading One of the Best TV Series I Have Seen in Quite a While

A Little Break-Up Humor…

During my accounting lecture yesterday, we were talking about how to account for interest expense (I'll stop right there, I don't want to lose my audience that soon). On one of the PowerPoint slides that one of my colleagues had put together, he had inserted the following joke: Why did the banker break up with … Continue reading A Little Break-Up Humor…