Category Archives: GenY Thoughts

We are creating our own nanny state and them is us

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The photo above in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye this morning and sent me into a tizzy. For the record, I am a bit upset at the direction the health care reform bill is taking. It favors the … Continue reading

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Why banking pay bonuses piss people off, how spanking is a good thing, what just compensation really is in Eminent Domain and why the military is meeting their recruiting goals

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There was just so much stuff today that made this puppy’s head spin. Amazing how the news media can be given all the facts and come to the wrong conclusion simply by assuming the story HAS to be more complicated … Continue reading

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Is social media a fad?

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I think the difference between Social Media channels and traditional channels is on SM, users rally around the tools, not the message. Most users are too busy yelling out their own message — because they can — that they no … Continue reading

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A good lawn is a better lawn

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The title of this post is also the positioning statement for the Zack and Shola Lawn Service. Zack and Shola are two enterprising neighborhood boys who figured out they can make money off us older folks by mowing our lawns. … Continue reading

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I remember that feeling

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Peggy Noonan hits hope home with a recovery plan that taps into the real and only assets we each have; the human spirit. She says things a whole lot better than I could even paraphrase, so I won’t except to … Continue reading

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Is this entertainment or opportunity

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The Wall Street Journal published an article on Tuesday about how many unemployed people are turning to Twitter, blogs and online games to take their minds off their money anxieties. They compared spending several hours a day playing games and … Continue reading

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Blame the terrorists.. again

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Generation Y isn’t lazy, impatient, demanding, high-maintenance and self-absorbed. They are just living life fully, in the moment, every day. Why? Because of terrorism. Huh? Yes, says Tamara Erickson in a recent podcast posted on Bnet.com. GenY came of age … Continue reading

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Extra blogging stuff pulled from my brain

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I collect newspaper clippings for blog ideas. Mostly, the articles are things that sent my blood pressure over the edge or got me wondering “what if it were different” or just things that make me go “hmmmmmmmmmm..” These clippings sit … Continue reading

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What would you do if you had $1 million dollars?

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Dear President-elect Barack Obama; I am a small business owner. I do quite well for myself as I am in a knowledge-based business servicing the youth sporting market and the retail services industries. I also dabble a bit in coffee … Continue reading

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You suck! Your comment sucks!

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You write a blog post and post it. Someone comes onto your blog and has an alternative point of view. But, instead of engaging this commenter in a logical argument, you lash out at him, belittling his point of view … Continue reading

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Don’t call me a geezer on twitter

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Yesterday, I read a tweet from a young someone I’m following who had jury duty. She tweeted: The judge just told us we are not allowed to create a blog about the trial. The geezers in the room laughed. I … Continue reading

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Me, me, me, me, me, me, me

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I see this ad in the OMMA Show magazine. If this kid walked into your office, looking like this and said, “It’s all about me…” what would you do? Yeah, me too. And I’d make sure he skidded across the … Continue reading

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We didn’t start the fire either

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A couple weeks ago, Ryan Healy wrote a blog post about how Baby Boomers screwed up the world and how GenY is going to “fix” it. After turning it over in my 40+ brain a bit (Boomers like to think … Continue reading

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iphone

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This was written from my iPhone. Pretty cool. Send to KindleTweet

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Where’s Phil?

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Where is Phil Defranco on the debates? We need a good balance of common sense against all this spin on the “real tv.” Send to KindleTweet

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