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Thursday
May052011

Innovation

Thought provoking conversation between Polly LaBarre and Ivy Ross on the human aspect of innovation.

Ivy Ross: Innovation begins with connection

 

 

Wednesday
May042011

Driving on a Saturday

One of the perks of life is to have the "possibility" of doing one's errands during the week, averting the crush of humanity, cars, and boorish behavior on week ends. 

This past Saturday for a myriad of reasons The Colonel got immersed in a profound Saturday experience. 

Here is the story, what does it have to do with cars?

Follow along...

<> For a myriad of reasons, the night before, we made a list of several tasks that had to be done the following day. 

<> Besides a few close to home, the others involved commuting, probably enduring the Saturday crush of people. It might be annoying, and it might be an experience. 

<> Nice day, sunny, reasonably warm, unreal the amount of folks that are out doing the same thing we are doing, keeping retail alive, and well in the GTA.

<> For some reason most folks with a belligerent behavior are all driving the same make...must be a coincidence...not really! Its encouraging...that this manufacturer's sales have been diminishing for some time in Canada. 

<> Saw a few examples of mine is bigger than yours behavior, and some road rage....no one looks intelligent deploying, and publicising their version of road rage behavior...you really don't look smart...chill.

<> Enduring surface street, and expressway congestion on a Saturday is a test of intellectual discipline, and fortitude.

<> If V8's are reasonably economical at highway velocities, enduring congestions is not one of their qualities....at over $1.50 a liter for premium...lets leave it at that...

<> The motorcycles are out (haven't started mine yet), the convertibles are out, the toys are out, everything is out today....

<> Why folks get irritated in their vehicles? Some are multitasking, there are actually passengers in most vehicles, they are stuck in congestion, they are trying to get something done, its not as fast as clicking on a mouse...

<> Retailing is alive and well...

<> Congestion is alive and well...

<> The habitual stereotype of an individual with a pickup or SUV travelling at obscene speeds on the highway is alive and well...fuel economy...what's that?

<> Think about this...when most folks endure a crush of humanity, a congestion of vehicles on the roads. Does it motivate them to buy something? What do you think? 

<> Yes...I got my fix of humanity, retailing, congestion, poor fuel economy, boorish behavior to last me a while.

<> Yes...kindness is free, try it in a retail environment, especially late afternoon, will always get you a little something coming your way. Its as innocent as Thank You...

<> Fuel economy...don't ask...experiencing humanity in their various modes of transportation...and retailing behavior....priceless!

 

 

Tuesday
May032011

While the Plane Crashed

What goes through one's mind...

"Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009."

Monday
May022011

Lambo in Rome

Lambo Aventador in Rome...enjoy!

 

Monday
May022011

Go Vote

Make it a point to VOTE today...

Many folks on this planet have demonstrated and lost their lives to have the privilege of elections and to vote.