Shopping Cart Confusion

Some of you may think this post is about online shopping carts, but you would be wrong. This is about good old-fashioned physical carts, the kind you would find at a grocery store. Last week Amazon Express opened up a store near us, and we had to check what all the excitement was about. Here's … Continue reading Shopping Cart Confusion

This Blog Post Can Be All Yours for Just $5,700

I think it's time for me to stake my claim and make my fortune in the world of digital assets. This insight dawned on me the other day while I was reading an article about the metaverse in the Wall Street Journal. Sidebar - do not ask me what the metaverse is. I have no … Continue reading This Blog Post Can Be All Yours for Just $5,700

When in Doubt, Reach Out

It's been a  while since I've shared a Pinkcast, video clips from Dan Pink that offered useful advice typically in less than two minutes. One of Dan's recent Pinkcasts deals with a dilemma many of us have faced. The thought comes into your head to get in touch with a friend you haven't communicated with … Continue reading When in Doubt, Reach Out

Thank You, Again…

As I noted in yesterday's post, now that I have hit my goal of surpassing Cal Ripken's consecutive streak, I plan to start sharing some of my older posts. Since there's no time like the present, I thought I would start doing so today, by sharing my very first post. I was motivated to begin … Continue reading Thank You, Again…

Why Not Use the Self-Checkout?

I was at a grocery store today, and I was surprised at how crowded it was for a Sunday afternoon. The checkout lines were two or three people deep, and it looked like many of those people had relatively small orders. I then walked past the self-checkout area, and it was nearly empty, with several … Continue reading Why Not Use the Self-Checkout?

An Accounting Professor with a Flair for the Dramatic

Nothing like seeing a live demo of what the FBI and IRS are up against. Yesterday, our Intro to Accounting classes were treated to a presentation about forensic accounting by one of our fellow teachers. Professor Steve Liedtka, who I featured in a previous blog post (see the second video below), gave a wonderful presentation … Continue reading An Accounting Professor with a Flair for the Dramatic

I Want This Technology for My Blog

I was scrolling through my phone this morning and I came across this short story about Twitter and its stock performance yesterday (Thursday): Shares of Twitter Inc. slid 5.56% to $34.48 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index falling 2.44% to 4,477.44 … Continue reading I Want This Technology for My Blog

From Unemployed Factory Worker to the Face of (Hugo) Boss

Khaby Lame was born in Senegal in 2000 and moved to Italy with his parents when he was a year old. He has spent most of his life in public housing. Two years ago, Khaby lost his job as a factory worker. Today he is one of the faces of a major rebranding by luxury … Continue reading From Unemployed Factory Worker to the Face of (Hugo) Boss

Will Doctors Soon Go The Way of Pinboys?

In bowling, a pinsetter or pinspotter is an automated mechanical device that sets bowling pins back in their original positions, returns bowling balls to the front of the alley, and clears fallen pins on the pin deck. Prior to the machine's invention, pinsetters were boys or young men (pin boys) who manually reset pins and returned balls (see picture above) The first mechanical pinsetter … Continue reading Will Doctors Soon Go The Way of Pinboys?

Simple but Fun Word Game Goes Viral

I'd never heard of the game until reading today's Wall Street Journal. The name of the game is Wordle, and it was created by John Wardle (seems like he was meant to create such a game). Wordle is a word guessing game that tasks the player with correctly identifying a random five-letter word. You only … Continue reading Simple but Fun Word Game Goes Viral