Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On Having a Good Time with Friends and Family

"The Ornament of a House is the friends who frequent it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Its strange that we always plan  to get-together with our friends but we make excuses not to. Tell yourself today;  I will stop making excuses and and call a friend I haven't talked to in a while...jfulcher

Monday, April 15, 2013

Live A Good Life

"Its faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living"
Oliver Wendell Holmes..

"I always try to be enthusiastic about my work environment
 even when the people around me don't think its cool."  jlf

Sunday, April 14, 2013

What makes us feel good about our work?

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work. (Filmed at TEDxRiodelaPlata.)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

New Landscape

"The Real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."

For fun I would pretend to be a visitor to my own town. Walking from store to store...driving the main streets.

I wondered!

What would someone, when visiting for the first time, actually see?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Marketing is about Core Values

to me, marketing is about values. This is a very complicated world, it's a very noisy world, and we aren't going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us....no company is. So we have to be really clear on what we want them to know about us. Our customers want to know, who is Apple, and what is it that we stand for? Where do we fit in this world? And, what we're about isn't making boxes for people to get their jobs done, although we do that well, we do that better than almost anybody in some cases. But Apple is about something more than that. Apple at the core, it's core value is that we believe that people with passion can change the world for the better...- Steve Jobs


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This Day In History 29 Feb 2012 Mammy Wins an Oscar 1940

Mammy wins Oscar,1940
 Gone with the Wind is honored with eight Oscars by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. An epic Southern romance set during the hard times of the Civil War, the movie swept the prestigious Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction, Film Editing, and Actress categories. However, the most momentous award that night undoubtedly went to Hattie McDaniel for her portrayal of "Mammy," a housemaid and former slave. McDaniel, who won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, was the first African American actress or actor ever to be honored with an Oscar.
Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid splits1864
Lattimore admits inaccuracies in previous testimony1952
A pregnant teenager is shot while riding the bus to school1996
Earthquake devastates Moroccan city1960
Deerfield razed in Queen Anne's War1704
Shaker founder born,1736
Kerner Commission Report released1968
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins 11 Oscars2004
Joan Collins wins lawsuit against Random House,1996
Buddy Holly's glasses, lost since his death in 1959, are found in Mason City, Iowa1980
"Alfalfa" Murray on cover of Time1932
Hank Aaron record-breaking deal1972
South Korean troops withdrawn1972
Two ships sink in North Sea battle1916

> On This Day in History: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012

On this Day in History -- February 28
Famous people born on this day:

--> 1849, First steamship enters San Francisco Bay.
--> 1854, Republican Party is organized, in Ripon, Wisconsin.
--> 1883, First vaudeville theater opens.
--> 1914, Construction begins on The Tower of Jewels for the exposition.
--> 1956, Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory.
--> 1970, Bicycles now permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge.
--> 1983, The last episode of M.A.S.H airs with over 121 million viewers.
--> 1994, ATF agents unsuccessfully raid the Davidian Compound.