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Even if that cloud doesn't have a silver lining it still might bring a rainbow.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 7, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

While I have never explored the interior of clouds to discern whether or not they are actually silver...I have marveled at the majesty of rainbows. 

[Perhaps that's not too bad for a half-colour-blind guy who studied math and engineering.]

[[...now about that visible light spectrum]]

 

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Beyond Business | Humour | Thought Tweets

I developed a serious interest in other people ... in less than 6 decades.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

From a very early age, I noticed people making mistakes. I didn't just notice it. Their mistakes scraped in my ears, seared my eyes and caused me all sorts of other discomfort, anxiety and annoyance. 

But, in less than 6 decades I managed to get beyond the constant barrage of other people's errors...and, when all the dust cleared, I found myself truly interested in other people.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks...unless, perhaps, you praise him enthusiastically...and feed him the meat he craves.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 19, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sometimes old sayings go too far.

If you can teach yourself some new tricks then you can teach old dogs new tricks.

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Change: Creating Positive Change | Humour | Thought Tweets

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.

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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.

And...

Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron.

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

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