Thursday, July 03, 2008

"It is no paradox to say that in our most theoretical moods we may be nearest to our most practical applications." Alfred North Whitehead

"Act so that the maxim of your act could be made the principle of a universal law." Immanuel Kant

"This time, like all times, is a good one if we just know what to do with it." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today's image: Ratingen - Breitscheid by Ventura Carmona. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

The holiday approaches. This might well prove to be my last post of the week. Then again...

The Summer Tune of 2008: Like everything else it's a pro-am folks. In this corner the pro, Sean Ross and in the other corner, Dan & Lane those uber-cool Vulture folks from NY Magazine. Each assisted by comments. You decide. Comments welcome. FYI - Brian Kelly, the radio programming ace that I continue to have child-like faith in tells me it's still "too early to tell."

Unfiltered: Client CEO to me "The only competitive advantage is people. Our people are better than the competition, as a result, we win. We spend more on training than our competitors do on advertising. They don't get it." (FD: on the day job we provide training to the CEO's managers)

Mea culpa: Some years ago I called out Seth Godin for his exclusive use of the PDF format in the Change This initiative. I said he was wrong. Turns out Seth was right. PDF has now become an ISO standard. My apologies to Seth.

Bonus: Flickchart (beta) and the blog. You decide the best movies of all time. The workout for your brain - MindHabits (thanks to Steve Rubel for the tip)

Buzz: Google closing their Dallas and Denver offices, the election is relo or severance. Best of luck to all involved. HBO presents The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale, more here [official site]

Given up Twitter for the summer. Hanging my hat at FriendFeed. It's on. All the big kids are playing there.

Congrats & cheers: Abhay Parekh bows Flowgram. Amazing!

Found along the way while looking for something else...Mike Tyson quote "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth."

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

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