Chuck Norris Runed My Car

“Do not speak to me when you see me. If I want to speak to you, I will do so. I want to save my throat. I don’t want to ruin it by saying hello to all of you sons-of-bitches.”

— Edward Mike Davis – CEO and owner of the Tiger Oil Company. Memo to his employees.

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Time to rethink borders

October 28, 2010 · 2 comments

Every year, over 10,000 graduates leave the United States. They go back to their home countries, taking the knowledge with them. At home, they invent new products, services and technology. This adds great value to their home countries. Sadly, this also removes great value from America.

Instead of giving green cards to these graduates – mostly young and talented – America sends them home, loosing opportunities it created itself. India and China, the largest recipients of these graduates, become the largest beneficiaries. Which is great, but why would you want to remove top-tier knowledge from your own country in favor of another, when knowledge is responsible for most of the world’s wealth today?

Isn’t it time to rethink borders? Qualified labor should not face border restrictions, in fact – they should be encouraged to stay wherever they go.

It’s funny how PR agencies still think bloggers will post their ads for free. As a blogger, I regularly receive emails from PR agencies pitching me for free placements. The email is constructed in a way that I should think the agency is doing me a favor by sending their “exclusive” ads. They assume I will be thankful for the tip, drop everything and post their ad. This happens with many other bloggers I know.

Do PR agencies really assume bloggers pick up and post ads for free? Has anyone told them this doesn’t work like that? There is more good content out there than time to post it.

Like in real life, there is no “free lunch” in online media space. This is something PR companies have been failing to learn over the last 5 years when blogging went mainstream. They still treat bloggers as earned media, which is wrong. They even do it in the UK, one the most mature media market in the world. And that is something I learned today.

To all PR agencies: check the price tag, stop begging.

Get over it, guys. Ads rarely create value for the audience, content does. We know it, you know it. Check the price tag, stop begging.

What is this green berry?

October 25, 2010 · 1 comment

Does anyone know what this green berry is? I will give you a tip. They prevent heart disease and breast cancer.

This is a baby walnut.
Answer in full post.

It is hard to imagine anyone can have a back like this. Shout if you know what could cause this.

The image below shows a dog training session. I would think it’s a typical dog training session if not one small detail – the guy with a gun. Do you know what’s going on?

Answer in full post.

You should be seated in the plane for a reason. If many people walk inside the aircraft it will loose balance and crash down. This is despite there is a software responsible for balancing the plane at all times during the flight.

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