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Do you spend more time (A) annoying people or (B) watching TV people you don't know annoying people you don't know?

by Rick Baker
On Jul 14, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The mob loves reality TV. As technology advances the mob watches real TV people decorate cakes, dance with stars, and catch alligators. The mob has an insatiable appetite for annoying other people - both doing it and watching it being done.

As the techies and academics work away at bringing us the Singularity, the mob gorges itself on a wide range of TV reality shows. What a juxtaposition. 

I'm sure that slow-boiling the frog doesn't work. Business gurus got to stop feeding that nasty rumour.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 9, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Here's the Wikipedia introduction: "The boiling frog story is a widespread anecdote describing a frogslowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability or unwillingness of people to react to significant changes that occur gradually."

What a bunch of hogwash thinking!

Business gurus should place disclaimers on their snake-oil metaphors.


Humour | Thought Tweets

Sometimes it only takes a little prick to burst your bubble.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 8, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Criticism, especially pointy little pieces of it, pierces. 

You can gauge a person by the size of the criticism.


Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron.


Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

You cannot drive people when you work them into a fog.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 4, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Nor can you expect people in a fog to generate much internal drive.

Nor will people in a fog drive one another around toward specific destinations.  

People get nervous when they are being driven in a fog.

People get nervous when they are driving in a fog...well...at least the ones that notice the fog get nervous.


Vivid Vision: the antidote to business fog.


Humour | Thought Tweets | Vision: The Leader's Vivid Vision

Social Media provides an excellent opportunity to say what you say instead of do what you do.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Are you hunkering down over anti-social media?

Some thoughts about Fake Work.

...yes...pots do call kettles black.


Humour | Marketing | Thought Tweets

If you simply must get something out of your system, make it productivity.

by Rick Baker
On May 25, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I believe it was James Watt who first said, "If you want to blow off steam, put it to work."

[I could be wrong about that...]

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