I have been thinking about what’s the logic behind the recent outburst of GOP leaders and surrogates like Jack Welch and Steve Forbes to the favorable job numbers claiming that the numbers were cooked.
I have a pretty good hypothesis. It’s because that’s what they do! Whenever, they needed to move on something, they cook the books. As a result, they are projecting their own logic on to Obama.
Here are some examples:
@techcrunch: 3D Printer Form 1 Gets 6X Its $100K Funding Goal On Kickstarter - In One Day
This is so cool! I can’t wait until these things become mainstream.
@bfeld I decided to give SkyDrive a try … been using it for two weeks and it is awesome. Stunningly awesome. Perfect.
More from the article:
Two weeks ago I decided to move everything to Word as we started the final push to getting the publisher draft out (which is due on 10/12/12). As part of this, I decided to give SkyDrive a try and see if we could both work on the document at the same time in Word.
We’ve been using it for two weeks and it is awesome. Stunningly awesome. Perfect. We can work in the browser and that’s fine for short things, but the beauty is we can download the doc into Word and it automagically keeps our edits in sync on the server. We can both work in Word – online or offline – at the same time and when we connect all the changes get updated to the server and then pushed down to our individual copies of Word. In short, it does exactly what you’d expect it to do. And – we are both using Word on the Mac – which is solid and a nice surprise to me that any of this really works on the Mac given my generally miserable Microsoft + Mac software experience.
I’m blown away. I also can’t believe no one knows about it or is talking about Microsoft SkyDrive. I can’t believe Microsoft isn’t promoting it front and center. Or maybe they are and I’m just missing it."
Happy fall equinox (Northern Hemisphere) or spring equinox (Southern Hemisphere)!!
(via Twitter: @LizMSuckow, photo by NASA)
Their blatant hypocrisy and double standards have to have consequences. I just don’t know when it’s going to hit them. We as a society have to call this out.
Read this article by @motherjones on them revealing Mark Owen’s identity.
Owen is the author of No Easy Day.
He is also a professional, hero and a patriot everything that Fox News is not.
I’m buying the book. You should too.
@SixtyMinutes interview with Mark Owen, member of the Seal Team 6 squadron that killed Osama bin Laden.
He and his team are true heroes.
What I really appreciated was that these are real team players. When President Obama asked them who killed OBL, they refused to tell him. Owen says, “… Pulling the trigger is easy, it’s a couple of pounds of pressure with your trigger finger and I’ve done it millions of times and it’s not that hard. It’s not about who that one person was. It’s about the team - the helicopter pilots, the intel people who teed up the whole operation. Who cares about who the one person was. It doesn’t matter.”
He was so understated and professional. Amazing.
This is what I work on. Many folks have asked what exactly is Marketing Solutions. This article plus this blog post (http://community.advertising.microsoft.com/msa/en/global/b/blog/archive/2012/09/16/-solution-studiosstudio-415-san-francisco.aspx) by Rick Chavez, who heads up the Marketing Solutions org, explains it well.
It’s Creative Quotient. @fastcodesign Bruce Nussbaum, one of Design Thinking’s biggest advocates, is moving on to something new. Here, he begins defining “Creative Quotient.”
This sounds like “reverse brainstorming”. Check out Gamestorming. Great book with lots of techniques like this. BTW, I am huge Charles Munger fan as well. Check out Seeking Wisdom From Darwin to Munger.
As some of you know, I really admire Charles Munger, Warren Buffet’s partner. The clarity of his thinking, personal story, and professional success are worthy of study.
I recently read Poor Charlie’s Almanac, The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger. The book is a fabulous collection of his…