Monthly Archives: August 2011

Pedants beware: specialization is for insects

“How many years experience do you have managing left-handed proofreaders, and proactively fixing split infinitives in a high-pressure B2B financial services company within a highly-matrixed but siloed environment with a lot of corporate ambiguity?” While this is not exactly what … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene and the sandcastle

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.  -Henry David Thoreau Hurricane Irene has passed and brought a less-than-expected amount of damage. … Continue reading

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Marketing the Inn with more than “…everybody’s boon companion”

Thenardier, of Les Miserables. He knew his strengths, and he certainly knew his customers and his business. But how would he survive today? The short-sighted tactics he employed were largely lost on his infrequent visitors, and–in his mind at least– his charm … Continue reading

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