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My Nemesis: Barry Schwartz The Psychologist

I have been seeing a ton of twittering going on about my name. But this Twittering, has nothing to do with me, it has to do with my nemesis giving an outstanding and extremely thought-provoking speech at the TED conference. His speech was named The real crisis? We stopped being wise and it is a

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What Makes Someone A Lottery Person?

This morning, I was in a 7/11 to pick up a packed lunch and I saw an old colleague. I paid for my food and then when I left, I heard him say to the nice checkout guy, “Lottery ticket please.” Tangent, I love the 7/11 checkout guys, btw. Okay, back on topic. I then

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Are You One of Madoff’s Victims?

Last night, the list of the Madoff scandal victims were released. For many, the actual dollars lost were included in the report. The Wall Street Journal has a copy of the 162 page madoff client list in PDF format. You can download it and see if any of your rich friends are on this list.

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Who Did You Vote For?

Curious, take my anonymous poll and let me know who you voted for. I want to poll my audience on this, as opposed to looking at the other polls out there:

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Now The Layoffs Begin

I track a lot of news and I am seeing a sharp influx of news stories and blog posts about companies laying off not just a few employees but a substantial percentage of their workforce. Yes, most, if not all, cite the economic pressures as the cause for layoffs. paidContent.org lists some of the layoffs,

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Time To Run to The Bank? Twitter Responds…

So the market and economy is doing pretty bad, to say the least. Heck, even Wall Street Journal‘s new design is more black that ever. 🙂 So I decided to ask my Twitter buddies, “Are you taking your money out of the bank?” The responses were pretty funny: Skizzlizzit @rustybrick If I had money to

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How Perfect Cut, Cuts Down a Tree

Remember when I cut down my tree? Well, I wasn’t there to watch it. But my office building people had to cut down a big tree, and they used the same company I used. Here is a video of some of the process:

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Want to Adopt a Cat?

Last night, I saw this poster hanging in the elevator of my office building. Yea, this cat owner wants to get rid of his/her cat. Clearly, he/she is looking for a great new home for his/her cat. I wonder if she is targeting our building for a reason or if this sign is all over

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Struck By Lightening – On Camera

This woman got struck by lightening while on camera. Watch it: Now, she explained: Because you insisted, here’s the unedited screaming version. I also added video from a minute before the lightning struck so you can get an idea of how hard it was raining. From what i understand, it went through my left hand