That Awkward Moment When You Learn…

August 30, 2013
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…Microsoft stock rose 7% on the news that the CEO, Steve Ballmer, will retire in the next 12 months

…a series of car bombings and other attacks across Baghdad on Wednesday, August 29th, killed 86 people and wounded 263, police and medical sources said, extending the worst wave of sectarian bloodshed in Iraq for at least five years. Imagine how big a story this would be in any G20 country and what kind of round-the-clock news coverage it would garner? As it is, this is but a footnote in the news.

…the food ingredient MSG (which has 14 different names and is added to all processed foods) doesn’t make the food taste better–it makes your brain think the food tastes better

…the $1000 stolen bike you’re looking to replace via Craigslist ads has your actual bike for sale for $300

…Miley Cyrus has replaced her Disney career with raunchiness and depravity at the Video Music Awards (VMA) show

Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

© 2013 Dave Gardner
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That Awkward Moment When You Learn…

August 23, 2013

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…a Utah beauty pageant winner who faced criminal charges for throwing homemade bottle bombs outside her car window as she drove around town with friends turned in her crown.

…ABC News actually used this headline: “Teen Added to Heart Transplant List After Hospital’s Change of Heart, Family Says.”

…amongst ER patients who’d been drinking, Budweiser was the number one beer brand consumed.

…the massive Texas police and SWAT team raid for marijuana cultivation yielded nothing more than an organic okra farm.

…Microsoft’s Windows 8 Simplified  book is 272 pages long.

…29% of Louisiana Republicans believe President Obama was responsible for the federal government’s dreadful Hurricane Katrina response

Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

© 2013 Dave Gardner
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That Awkward Moment When You Learn…

August 13, 2013

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crime does pay! Halliburton was fined $200,000 for destroying evidence related to the British Petroleum (BP) Gulf of Mexico oil spill and that settles the matter. For Halliburton, $200,000 is chump change. No one goes to jail. They aren’t restricted from future government contracting. Must be nice.

the Nairobi Kenya airport has its own fire department and is supported by the local firefighters who have one working fire engine and 100 firefighters for a city of 4 million people.

when the Wizard of the Cloud, Marc Benioff, pulled back the curtain and got into bed with Oracle, the mystery and intrigue of the cloud dissipated quickly. The “cloud” is really just an off-premise I.T. factory with an Internet pipe, servers, storage, network, applications, security and a database.

coming up with strategy is easy. It’s strategy implementation and execution that trips everybody up!

Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

© 2013 Dave Gardner

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