Lee Iacocca: Speaking Out

If you’ve ever read Lee Iacocca’s autobiography (Iacocca: An Autobiography), or heard any of the history surrounding him, you know one thing: he’s a straight shooter. (If you haven’t read his biography, for the love of God, go to your library and pick it up, or buy it at a bookstore somewhere. Heck, most thrift…

Le Linkage #14: The Humans in Technology Edition

Alright, folks: time for another edition of Le Linkage, the incidental series chronicling some of the more interesting pages I find in my stumbles through the Web. Today’s episode features stories about Nigerian scammers, anthropology, human enhancement, science fiction, some humor, and of course, another simple online game. Enjoy.

Life Updates

Talk about one heck of a week! I know you probably haven’t been wondering about why I haven’t posted all that much recently (well, other than “why hasn’t Gnorb posted more? Hmm…”), but I’ll explain anyway. This has been one really screwy week. I’ll start with last night and sort of jump around from there.

Guy Kawasaki Interviews Donald Trump

Over the past few months I’ve been increasingly intrigued by Donald Trump. Sure, I disagree with some of the guy’s philosophies (like when he says “When somebody screws you, you screw them back”), and some of his businesses (casinos, in particular), but his books contain insight about the world of business which can only be…

Dealing with a Bad Salesperson

Dealing with sales-people can often be an intimidating experience, especially if you haven’t dealt with one for a while. The following article chronicles my experiences with quite possibly the worst sales-person I have ever come across. In it I offer advice from the point of view of someone who has worked in sales in some…

What Working a Job Costs Your Kids

A few weeks back, my mom and I were discussing issues regarding business ownership and how my dad has almost always run his own businesses. At one point I told her — having made this realization at that very moment — that I had very few memories of my father outside the pizzeria he when…

The American Culture of Debt

From AlterNet: Financial insecurity is one of the staples of American life, and fuel for our nation’s politics as well as cable TV shows. Once the elderly worried endlessly about money matters, athough now people over 65 count as the wealthiest group of Americans. Rather, today the biggest worriers about what’s euphemistically called our “financial…