I Guess I’ve Been Merging Incorrectly All These Years

If I am driving on a four-lane highway (two lanes in each direction), and I see a sign that indicates that the left or right lane is closed ahead, I generally try and get out of the lane that is going to be closed as soon as possible, or if I am already in the … Continue reading I Guess I’ve Been Merging Incorrectly All These Years

Browsin’ Away in Margaritaville

This week I caught an episode of Wheel of Fortune, and it was "Home Sweet Home” week, where contestants had the opportunity to win a new home valued at $375,000 in Latitude Margaritaville. I'm a big fan of Jimmy Buffett, and I've been to one of the Margaritaville restaurants, but I was not aware of … Continue reading Browsin’ Away in Margaritaville

Music Monday: A Look at Yacht Rock

I had never heard of the term Yacht Rock until about a year ago when I noticed several Yacht Rock playlists on Spotify. When I listened to a couple of the playlists, I discovered that it included a lot of songs from some of my favorite artists. Perhaps even more amazing than the fact that … Continue reading Music Monday: A Look at Yacht Rock

“Additional Testing Revealed Giardia”

The headline comes from a part of a press release issued by NBC/Universal related to the network having to shut down production of the Ultimate Slip ’N Slide series after up to 40 crew members contracted giardia. Now some of you may know what giardia is, but I had never heard of such a condition. … Continue reading “Additional Testing Revealed Giardia”

How Would You Like to Be in Charge of This?

The above is an image that depicts the global supply chain for Boeing's 787 aircraft, often referred to as the Dreamliner. I often use the image as the opening slide for my lecture on operations management since I think it captures so much about what operations are like these days. I never knew so many … Continue reading How Would You Like to Be in Charge of This?

What Men Wear in Bermuda Should Stay in Bermuda

It's not unusual to see men in Bermuda wearing a suit with short pant legs, like a pair of shorts. I've seen it, and didn't think anything of it. I just knew it was something I would never dare to wear, at least in the U.S. But others have. Here's LeBron James: All I can … Continue reading What Men Wear in Bermuda Should Stay in Bermuda

Oh My, How Our Spending Habits Have Changed. From Toilet Paper to Teeth Whitener

A year ago, people couldn't find toilet paper, hand sanitizer, or baking flour. Fast forward one year, and now people are having trouble finding deodorant, teeth whitener, and condoms. Welcome to the post-COVID-19 world of retail. As pandemic restrictions are being lifted around the U.S., people are looking to buy products that will help them … Continue reading Oh My, How Our Spending Habits Have Changed. From Toilet Paper to Teeth Whitener

I Guess This Was Bound to Happen

I thought I had hit pay dirt. A driving experience and a comment from a colleague this week each gave me an idea for a blog post. Since such ideas are usually in short supply, I was quite excited. The first came to me while I was out driving and I came to what I … Continue reading I Guess This Was Bound to Happen

Are We Witnessing a Major Shift in the World of Work?

FlexJobs, an online job boards site, recently surveyed over 2,100 people worldwide, who either worked remotely during COVID or are still working from home. The results of the survey are eye-opening. Here are some of the numbers: Vast majority want to continue to work at home: 65 percent want to keep working remotely full-time even … Continue reading Are We Witnessing a Major Shift in the World of Work?

Life’s Simple Pleasures – What Are Yours?

Researchers at One Poll, polled 6,000 adults in UK, US, Singapore, and Australia to determine all the little things that bring joy. The researchers came up with a list of the top 50 responses for each country; here are the top 10, by country. UK Top 50 Simple Pleasures 1. Feeling of sun on your … Continue reading Life’s Simple Pleasures – What Are Yours?