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423 weeks ago @ Jacqueline Malan :: Ta... - Dinner with Julia · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks JM,

The Julia clip just made my day! Great movie, btw. I loved it. Ms. Child is def one of my all time heros.

427 weeks ago @ Mendelson's Musings - My Day at the Supreme ... · 1 reply · +1 points

So, the lyric poet who ran away to invest his money?

427 weeks ago @ Mendelson's Musings - My Day at the Supreme ... · 3 replies · +1 points

Seriously, who is that guy on your left?

462 weeks ago @ Mendelson's Musings - Lawyer Layoffs –... · 0 replies · +1 points

Jason,

Great perspective. I think it's also an easy extrapolation to other professional services firms as well. Industries like Professional Consulting, Public Relations, Audit (although they might last a bit longer since someone has to handle the write-offs), will no doubt experience the exact same dynamic. Based on previous downturns, the world of Independent Professional Services Consulting is about to get much bigger however so clients do have an options - look to the newly "independent" professionals to fill the gap and cut reliance and fees on larger firms.

463 weeks ago @ Ignighter Weblog - A/S/L Check - An Ignig... · 1 reply · +1 points

Oh man. she really has no idea what she's in for...does she? ;)

475 weeks ago @ Bluerant - Common Sense and being... · 0 replies · +1 points

I love a good game of teeter-totter, but it's only fun if you can share each other's leverage for a good ride!

489 weeks ago @ RoundPegg - Setting High Expectati... · 0 replies · +1 points

Great post. The underlying problem however lies in the different personality types. Hard core Type A's can't even grasp this kind of life/work management. You can tell them why it makes sense, but they have nothing in their lives with which they can equate it. I will never forget all the 3am-on-the-treadmill-voicemails I used to get from just that kind of boss.

489 weeks ago @ Bluerant - Emotion vs. Logic: Why... · 0 replies · +1 points

Now THAT"S a good strategy! "John...pass the nuts. You're not driving home, are you?"

489 weeks ago @ Bluerant - Emotion vs. Logic: Why... · 0 replies · +1 points

"Apparently 8 years isn't enough for 40 - 47% of the population so it may take another election or two. But, eventually we'll learn that while our friends are decent people and excellent drinking buddies, they'd make horrible presidents."

That again, would be logic over emotion. One would also hope that key people would understand that our drinking buddies don't necessarily make the best Head of FEMA, or National Security Advisers, but that hasn't played out either.