Serendipity. How trained minds recognize that something is different and, in so doing, solve a problem. Yes, I know that is not the definition you will find in a dictionary, which claims it means: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Except the concept of serendipity universally occurs in science and technology, and my definition describes how it happens.
They vote!! They vote?????
The last time I had such a nutty idea, I was in kindergarten.
But, the US Dairy Innovation Center surveyed American adults (yes, adults) only to find that 7% of those surveyed were certain that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. That’s 1 in 14 for those of you who are also numerically challenged.
Most of you know that I used to be an academic. Or, maybe I should say that I used to be a professor first and an entrepreneur/consultant second- because I’ve been accused of being an academic forever. Because I want to study everything. And, I tend to lecture (or get on my soap box) often.
If you mention chemotherapy, our first mental response is often: Nausea. If I ate potatoes, I’d say it’s like “meat and potatoes”. But, just like I avoid potatoes, there are folks trying to insure that chemo is NOT a hand-in-hand companion to nausea. And, while they’re at it, eliminating morning sickness for pregnant ladies would be another tremendous benefit.
I read a post the other day that really bothered me. Really, really bothered me. No, I won’t quote the source here, because that would only embarrass the person who posted it. This person thought she was promoting her husband in her kids’ and grandkids’ eyes by telling them he was “Superman”.