“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?

It Was Good While It Lasted

At some point, the writing is on the wall. And so it was with our 2003 Buick Rendezvous, known to us as Rhondy. We bought it brand new, and truth be told, a big part of the reason was because Tiger Woods did a commercial for it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh1IHKHOuZo Now I knew that Tiger Woods probably … Continue reading It Was Good While It Lasted

This Is What It Takes to Be the WSJ House of the Year

Tuesday through Thursday each week, WSJ editors choose a distinctive property for sale to feature as the House of the Day at WSJ.com/News/RealEstate. On Fridays, readers vote for their favorite. From Dec. 14 to Jan. 4, readers voted among the winners from the last two weeks of 2019 and the first 50 weeks of 2020 … Continue reading This Is What It Takes to Be the WSJ House of the Year

Want a Virtual Pet? Meet Moflin…

This past week has seen lots of innovations coming out of the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show. One of those is Moflin, an AI pet robot with "emotional capabilities", that looks like a fluffy gray guinea pig, with black beady eyes and soft fur. Here’s a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJ1pwVng5U Created by Vanguard Industries, the robot uses … Continue reading Want a Virtual Pet? Meet Moflin…