You Can Call Me Al

I don’t like to talk about work too much here, but I’m being elevated to a position at work which requires me to manage people. That said, I’m wondering if anyone has any recommended reading in regards to best practices and/or practical advice about people management OR how to best effectively manage time when you’re [...]

Bob Lefsetz Is The MAN!

I hang on Lefsetz’s words now. I check Bloglines too much anyway, but whenever I do, I’m hoping beyond hope he’s posted a new diatribe. His post tonight is so righteous and spot on that it makes me insanely jealous that I can’t articulate it like he can. I read his stuff and I think [...]

I Like The Night Life, Baby

I remember an instance back in my 20’s somewhere, when I was at the apex of my club-attending, beer drinking, ravenous music phase, when I said to myself “I don’t think I will ever stop going out, seeing bands and drinking beers. People are really missing out.” I remember another time also thinking that I [...]

I’ve Been To The Edge….I Stood & Looked Down

Little Miss Sunshine
Originally uploaded by rustedrobot.
There’s SO much to love about Little Miss Sunshine that I don’t even know where to begin. It is simply one of the best movies I’ve seen in years.
Part goofy sitcom and part painful irony, the film explores a family teetering on the brink, a barely middle-class [...]

Take A Bite Out Of Vague

A funny, but not funny brief NYT article (no password needed) on how the world of venture capital is looking at “enviromentally friendly companies” and how the term “cleantech” is largely being abused by companies who are seeking funding. The idea here is that since cleantech is hot, these companies who are looking for investment [...]

Pucks ‘N’…….Sucks?

A week or so back, ex-Blogger Matt asked me for a post regarding my contention that basketball is boring, but hockey is not. A few thoughts on this topic, which I should remind everyone, is not based on any factual research I’ve done. Just my opinion.
First off, hockey is a far more athletic game. It [...]

He’s A Pinball Wizard…..

Nauset Beach, Orleans, MA
Originally uploaded by rustedrobot.
……and I’m the pinball. I sit here on Tuesday night in a bit of a confounded haze. The last 10 days have been the strangest jumble of work, vacation, travel, rushing and relaxing I’ve probably ever encountered. I’ve already detailed some of it in posts below, [...]