Just the other day, I tried to download and use an app that a friend had recommended. I was looking forward to having a few more minutes each day, if this app really delivered on its promises.
We’ve had a few new potential clients wonder how our CXO assistance would fit into their firm. Not that they doubted we could provide excellent Chief Financial, Chief Executive, or Chief Research Officer capabilities, but how we could interface with their folks and improve their operations long-term.
When I lived in Long Beach, I loved catching my breakfast at Carl’s Jr. (I always wondered where the heck Senior was… Oh, yes, the drive-in restaurant that had folded long ago.) It served fresh eggs, decent pastry, and great coffee. And, on occasion, I picked up a fish sandwich for lunch, which was pretty tasty.
Valentine’s Day? That’s what everyone says it is.
Except, in my tradition, this was a day celebrated by others. Given the official name for the day as “Saint Valentine’s Day”, it should surprise no one that it was not part of my routine. A child going to yeshiva (a Jewish [very] religious school) is not to be considering any day involving saints as pertaining to them. (That’s true, regardless of Hallmark’s yeoman efforts to make us all forget that first word of the celebration.)
I have always been blessed with a rapid reading speed. And, way back when, I even tried to take an Evelyn Woods speed reading class. You know, back then, they guaranteed your money back if they didn’t improve your speed. Which meant- the three times I tried to take the course- that they kicked me out after 15 minutes. They had no desire to provide me any “free pointers”.
The education system in the US has not been keeping up. To some degree, it’s why Kmart and Target feel they can demand college degrees to staff their stores. Of course, it may also be related to the fact that many college grads can’t get the jobs they expected- so they are applying to Kmart and Target.