Google Ad Shakedown

Google Ad Shakedown

Google and Other Misdemeanors I have noticed that over the past few months, the number of people coming to my site via search engines, principally Google, has dropped by something like 40%. Curious, last weekend I took a little time and searched on about a dozen...

Google Ad Shakedown

Ethics, Working for Good

Oh, the crunch enhancer? Yeah, it’s a non-nutritive cereal varnish. It’s semi-permeable. It’s non-osmotic. What it does is it coats and seals the flake, prevents the milk from penetrating it. Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Technology is...

Respect for Labor

Respect for Labor

The local Y, the place where I work out daily, recently hired a maintenance guy. His attention to detail is phenomenal. His first week was a Daylight Saving Time change weekend. When I saw him pull out his smart phone and check the time as he set clocks in the locker...

Google Ad Shakedown

Drawing to Help Thinking

You may have heard of “back of the napkin” thinking where some people are talking at a diner. One pulls out a (hopefully paper) napkin and draws something to explain a point. Supposedly according to myth, President Reagan’s economic policy known as the Laffer Curve or...

Ethics and Doing Good to Society

Ethics and Doing Good to Society

The last person (well, maybe not totally the last) that I thought I'd listen to on a podcast would have been Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries and famously a supporter of "right-wing" causes. But, there he was on the Tim Ferriss podcast. No, I'm not going down the...

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