Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Month: March 2012

  • Weekly Round Up Mar 16, 2012

    The Value in Wowing Your Customers – ‘What distinguishes Chick-fil-A and Rackspace is that both companies have created what might be called a “Golden Rule” culture. Employees treat customers as they would like to be treated if they were in the customers’ shoes.’ I do have to admit, companies who treat me personally well earn…

  • TED Tuesdays

    As I watch TED talks, the ones I wish to share will be scheduled to post here on Tuesdays. This has been happening the past few weeks, but I wanted to point it out in case anyone looking for them wishes to watch out for them. Also, I watched some of TEDxAtlanta live yesterday. All…

  • TED Talk: All your devices can be hacked

    No, a person cannot catch a computer virus. But, as more wireless technology is implanted in people, I can see worse things being done. Given an example was the exact model of a former vice president of the United State’s pacemaker, I can see the Secret Service going into fits figuring out how to prevent…

  • Posterous Acquisition

    So many of my favorite sites languished then died because another company bought them. The Posterous acquistion by Twitter therefore is not good news. I would not place Posterous as my favorite blog platform. Given in a couple years it will be dead, I guess it never will be.

  • A Conversation with Ray Bradbury

    My favorite quote from the video below. We should learn from history about the destruction of books. When I was fifteen years old, Hitler burned books in the streets of Berlin. So I learned then how dangerous it all was because if you didn’t have books and the ability to read, then you could not…

  • Family Stories

    The adult table was the place to be growing up. I knew a story was particularly good when an adult looked at me, looked at my Mom, and my Mom asked me to leave the room AND close the door. I became pretty good at silently listening at that or another door (or the window…

  • Weekly Round Up for Mar 10, 2012

    The Hidden Cause of Aimless Surfing Why It’s Cheaper to Go to Harvard than a California State School Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion? Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business?

  • TED Talk: The power of introverts

    I to really need to pick up Susan Cain’s book Quiet. I watched her talk at Leading@Google a couple weeks ago because I could not find her TED. Now the TED is available. My family very much was the one where we would hang out together reading. I’ve always been the one to hang back and watch…

  • Collusion on Firefox

    As we browse the Web, our browsers picks up cookies. Many sites will give our browser advertiser’s cookies. More importantly, the advertiser’s servers can look to see whether we have their cookies and where we obtained them. This is how they record our browsing habits. The more places they advertise, the better they are able…