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Slap On a Little Lipstick, You’ll Be Fine
Before I came into my current position as The Queen of Awesomeness (also known as Stay at Home Mom; hey, if I don’t get paid, at least I can give myself promotions in title only), I was the personal assistant to the head and founder of an organization that shall remain nameless. My boss was a bit bi-polar in his office demeanor, one day perfectly amiable and fun to work under, the next day spitting nails over a single hair being out-of-place. I mention this, because the physical appearance of his employees was of particular importance to him; in addition to...
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The Gifts We Give
Black Friday…it honestly has a very somber ring to it. Sure, for retailers nationwide, these words are the most blessed words one can hear – but outside of the cash flow, it really prompts a very a solemn feeling from the utterance of such words alone. Upon the many articles that flew across headline news on morning of Nov. 25th, revealing people being hurt in the process of others seeking to obtain that “perfect” gift for someone at the best deal they’ve ever experienced on such an item, it sincerely brought about two emotions to my heart. One of gratitude,...
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Netflix Gone Bad
Several months ago Netflix released an announcement they were dividing the company into two divisions: Netflix, which would handle the streaming division, and Qwikster, which would handle the traditional and ultimately dying business of hard DVD shipments.  I remember thinking, “That is a stupid idea.”  And I didn’t like the price increase that would come with such a change. The New York Times just posted a rather ironic and telling story of the ego that often defaults companies. Reed Hastings was soaking in a hot tub with a friend last month when he shared a secret: his company, Netflix, was...
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Can Apple Thrive?
The story of Apple Computer is one of legend.  Steve Jobs has created one of the greatest cult followings of any kind.  To get a taste of that, stand outside of an Apple store the day of a product launch.  It’s like a rock concert. But with the passing of Steve Jobs, Apple stands at a pivotal point in its history.  Can it continue to thrive without its mastermind?  Can it continue to create great products with the wizard? Bloomberg Magazine suggests yes.  They are suggesting Scott Forstall is the next guy on the horizon. Do you agree?...
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