My wife and I had to pick up our truck, which had been "naked" without radar and laser detection, so we decided to go hunt out a mini-fridge so long as we had the cargo capability with us. The fridge
Liar! Liar! Fire! Fire!
Maybe Congressman Joe Wilson didn't inappropriately yell "Liar!" during the President's speech the other night, but rather "Fire!", hoping that would clear out the place so everyone could get back to work (or go back to sleep). (I know that's
Tales from the Strange World of Human Resources
Most of you know that I feel that HR is an unnecessary function. The transactional stuff is better done on an outsourced basis, and the transformational stuff is too difficult for the usual denizens of HR, who have little credibility
Stupid Strategies, Predictable Results
The future of newspapers is in one of two directions: The will form national networks, as have radio and TV stations, or they will grow small and serve localities. A good friend of mine and media expert agrees with me
The Newspaper “Network”
I'm growing really bored with newspaper owners and management whining and crying about unfair competition and the generally nasty ways of the universe. Compete or close. Newspapers won't be "lost," they will just be in a different alignment. Radio hit its
At The Standard: More Adventures in DASM
The Standard Hotel is new to the Meatpacking District in downtown New York, and I like it quite a bit. I’ll come back when I’m in the neighborhood (our grandchildren are about 10 blocks away). However, dining there is another
Black Day for Faux Black Card
There is a near-mythical titanium card, usually called The Black Card, issued by invitation by American Express. Among the criteria for acceptance is an annual, minimum expenditure of $250,000. It's actually titanium, and can't be shredded (there is a pouch
Adventures in DASM*
* My book "Our Emperors Have No Clothes" had a working title of "Dumb Ass Stupid Management," which the publisher was too chicken to use. ***** A firm named JL Powell started sending me expensive, hard copy catalogs out of the blue.