One Hundredth of a Star

Marketing is pushing boulders down a mountain. The myth is that pushing a boulder always creates a landslide, but that's not true anymore than that the market is an efficient sorter and the cream rises to the top. "Quality" is only loosely correlated with economic success, and most of the boulders you launch will crash... Continue Reading →

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True Story

When I was little, my parents took us all to the circus. I was visibly enraptured by the knife thrower. After his performance, my mom asked me what I thought. "It was okay..." I said. "But he kept missing her." art by Glenn Arthur

The Last Thing Anyone Wants to Hear

A list. "We need to talk." "There's a slight possibility we're standing in a mine field." "Umm. That wasn't a tampon..." "Relax. Just be yourself!" "Unfortunately the tumor is inoperable." "Your child has been sending videos of their bowel movements to the other students." "This account has insufficient funds." "The alien virus you contracted is going... Continue Reading →

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