The 212:The Extra Degree metaphor is fundamentally broken in both its inspiration and its application. Excellence is typically not a state change achieved by just a bit more, but rather, something else entirely.
Just because it’s never been done before is not a reason that someone should fund your research.
You’ve no doubt heard of single-issue voters. People who vote for a candidate purely based on issues like abortion, capital punishment, gun control and so on. But what about single-issue customers? That is, customers who won’t patronize your business because it’s so unfriendly to smokers, vegetarians, or whatever. How many of those groups can you […]
I occasionally think it would be fun to have “business” cards that are just for fun, but I don’t usually want to pay a lot. I recently saw a VistaPrint ad for 250 free business cards, so I wondered: Is Vistaprint really free? Answer: It’s not quite “free” in the end because you pay shipping […]
Q. What did Tarzan say when he saw the elephants coming over the hill? A. “Look! Here come the elephants!” Q. What did Tarzan say when he saw the elephants coming over the hill wearing dark glasses? A. Nothing. He didn’t recognize them. Q. Why do elephants have wrinkled knees? A. Their pink tennis shoes […]