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The Business Ecosystem

A couple of years ago Steve Balmer wrote:  “the battle is moving from one of mobile devices to one of mobile ecosystems. Ecosystems thrive when they reach scale, when they are fueled by energy and [click to continue…]

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Old Defined

I very quietly confided to my friend that I was having an Affair.
She turned to me and asked, “Are you having it catered?”
. . . and that, my friend, is the definition of ‘OLD’!!!

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Phoenix’s Phabulous Phountains #7

This little fountain is at the entrance to Roman Roads a gated condominium complex on Maryland St just East of 16th St. Just because a fountain is in the desert doesn’t mean that it is beautiful. Click to see the video.

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Digital Photo Processing in Cambodia

You just came back from a trip to India and your 500 digital photos are good but disorganized and need cropping and color correcting.  You face a daunting task. [click to continue…]

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Weekly Maxim July 31, 2017

“People are trying harder to look right than to be right.”

Jonathan Haidt

The Righteous Mind

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Farm to Table

At Mama’s Fish House on Maui the menu tells you not only the names of the fish available but also when they were caught, by who and what method was used. Mama’s charges a lot for their fish and people must think it is worth it because it is hard to get reservations. [click to continue…]

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Phoenix’s Phabulous Phountains #6

This is one of a few water features in the courtyard of the Anchor Center at the corner of E Camelback and 22nd St. [click to continue…]

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Photo Nostalgia

On old photo often has cars in it and they are interesting. They date the photo and add nostalgia. Today we can easily crop photos to focus attention on the subject and remove the extraneous bits often the cars. What makes a beautiful photo for today might not be as interesting in the future.

Future Auto Nostalgia

Current Auto Nostalgia

Cropped to remove cars

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Celebrating Failure

In Sweden there is a Museum of Failure. It makes perfect sense. If you want to increase the likelihood that people will try new things you have to accept, even celebrate, the failures that will inevitably go along with the attempts.

At Brandon we said: “There are no bad ideas. There are only good ideas and great ideas. Good ideas are the ones you try that don’t work. Great ideas are the ones you try that do work. But there are no bad ideas.”

I’ve often said that I want someone to say at my funeral: “He learned from his mistakes, and he learned a lot.” With appropriate emphasis of course.

Thanks to Josie Haskins for sending me this link. Josie and I met a decade or so ago on a walking tour and have stayed in touch via postcard ever since.

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Weekly Maxim July 24, 2017

“It’s a sure sign of Summer if the chair gets up when you do.”

Walter Winchell

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