Tim O’Reilly is one of those few people who can step back, look at the current state of things, and then predict where it’s all headed. In this cause, the topic is computing, open source software specifically. He recently wrote an article called The Open Source Paradigm Shift, in which he talks about where computer […]
We’re putting our 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva SL up for sale. It’s in excellent condition, we’re just selling it because I hardly drive it anymore – my office is a 10 minute walk from our apartment, so it has been sitting for most of the two years Casey and I have been married. Click through for more information and photos.
The book Creating Customer Evangelists: How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales Force spends a chapter discussing what Krispy Kreme Doughnuts does to turn its customers into its volunteer salesforce. For example, they don’t spend any money on formal advertising. Instead, they do thinks such as giving away free “sample” doughnuts to customers as they […]
Casey and I have had a busy week! Last Friday she was offered a job as a special education teacher at West Elementary in Grand Forks, so we’re understandably very excited. This news opens up some new possibilities for us, the most urgent of which is moving. We’ve been living in UND married-student housing since […]
Blogger Steven Den Beste, whose articles are some of my all time favorite online reading, recently posted some thoughts about a speech he has archived on his site by one Professor Harari of Israel. The talk, titled A View from the Eye of the Storm, gives some very deep insights into the problems occuring in […]
In just the last several weeks since the spring semester has ended I have been really interested in marketing. So, I’m currently now reading or planning to read several different books on the subject. The main thing I’m learning: everything I learned about marketing in my MBA classes is wrong. It’s outdated. The “4 P’s” […]
Saturday saw the passing of one of our country’s greatest Presidents – certainly the greatest President of the last 50 years. His left this nation, and the world, a much different place than he found it. He restored confidence to Americans and made them proud to be citizen of the USA. He was the architect […]