Category Archives: Business

Free the Corporation

If you are out shopping around for a cause, let me bring you a new one. Corporations everywhere are being persecuted. I don’t think its out of line for me to speak for these corporations. Later, after the cause has … Continue reading

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CEOs and IQ Tests

I do think CEOs can be worth more than one employee. But taking a more scientific tack I suggest we check out the sometimes maligned studies of intelligence in psychology. An IQ is an Intelligence Quotient. It is the Mental … Continue reading

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Flattering Imitation

Imagine Mr. Grey’s delight when he hears little Tommy is following in his footsteps. “Remember,” Ms. Grey asks him, “last week when we took little Tommy out to watch you dig that hole where a pool is going to be … Continue reading

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Kitchener-Waterloo, Now With Only One Season

There is a long standing Canadian joke that goes something like this. There are two seasons in Canada, winter and construction. Things happen to a city when it gets big. It’s often said that the biggest cities never sleep. Well … Continue reading

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CEOs as DJs of the Business World

A “successful” CEO will try to limit her lowest level employees to less-than-inflation wage increases. After all these employees should have gotten better education and skills. It’s their fault that no one at the top speaks for them. Then the … Continue reading

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What Happens in Vegas …

We’ve all heard the marketing line about Vegas that only grows through the years. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. And I say of course it does. Because the casinos there ply you with free alcohol. Maybe I can’t … Continue reading

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Off Gassing Could Upset the Whole Apple Cart

You know that new car smell that many of the wealthy love so much? The smell that has even led to the scent being sold in a spray bottle? That smell may be dangerous to your health. Little study has … Continue reading

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National Boss’s Day

I’ve only heard of National Boss’s Day over the last little while. At the time of writing this, it is nowhere near that special day and I refuse to promote it to you. Since I am between bosses right now … Continue reading

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The Lottery in Babyl- er- Ontario with Apologies to Jorge Luis Borges

Some of you may have heard this lottery story. A Hamilton woman will be 50 million dollars richer next month. Not because she proved she had the winning ticket by handing it in for the claim, but because the lottery … Continue reading

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Are Farmers Fowl Racists?

All the turkeys I’ve ever seen on farms (in real life, pictures, or video) are white. All the geese I’ve ever seen on farms are white. All the ducks I’ve ever seen on a farm are white. The majority of … Continue reading

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