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Many will work temporary or part-time  —   sometimes because that’s the way they want it, sometimes because that’s all that is available.
   —  Charles Handy
From his book:  “The Age of Unreason
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On This Day In:
2016 As Close As They Can Get
2015 And So I Blog
2014 Take Flight
2013 Contributing Joy
2012 More Than A Race
2011 Institutionalized Leadership

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Let us all be happy, and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with.
   —  Artemus Ward
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On This Day In:
2016 Definitely Not Bell Shaped
2015 Dreadful Pity
2014 Worse Than Useless
2013 Personal Prisons
2012 So, Not Yet Then
2011 Real Love

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The toughest job in America is to be poor and trying to raise a family.
   —  Michael (“Mike”) Barnicle
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On This Day In:
2016 Congratulations!!
Better Yet, Read!
2015 Even If It Kills Us Slowly
2014 Fun To Play God
Of Anything
2013 Legal (Almost)
2012 Great Scots!
2011 The GI Bill – A Simple History Lesson
Breaking Even

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This all may sound obvious, but far too little of the tech industry operates this way today.  We’ve gotten to a point where companies aren’t even trying to build a business that will produce profits; they are just trying to stay funded long enough for another company to acquire them.  They are actively chasing the waste instead of the win.  That misplaced focus isn’t just annoying, it contributes to global inequality, because it emphasizes capturing value instead of creating it.  It reminds me of Wall Street in 2007.
And it echoes the story of the economy writ large.  Over the past 30 years, wages have largely flatlined as corporate profits have surged, which means that companies in other sectors too are capturing more wealth than they are creating. This is a recipe for economic stagnation.  Consumer demand is 70 percent of GDP.  So when companies treat people solely as an expense to be automated away, or as mere supply of wealth to be extracted, they are slowly cutting their own throats.
  —  Tim O’Reilly
Quoted by: Jason Tanz
In his article: “A To-Do List For The Tech Industry
Appearing in: Wired Magazine, dtd: November 2016
On This Day In:
2016 Man’s Advantage Over God
2015 Deeply
2014 Hi-Yo Silver, Away!
2013 Warning:
2012 Thinking About Beauty
2011 A Founding Father’s Argument Against Public Funding Of Religious Education
Weekend Update
So Far, So Good

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As a general rule, nobody has money who ought to have it.
   —  Benjamin Disraeli
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On This Day In:
2016 A Little Lost
2015 This High Place
2014 Elected Madness
2013 Well Written
2012 Related Parts
2011 The King Is Oscar
Better Reputation?

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An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
   —  Benjamin Franklin
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On This Day In:
2016 Brief Glimpses And Full Glances
2015 Pursuing Perspective
2014 Wearing Down?
2013 Labouring Under A Curse
2012 Listen To Yourself
2011 Career Tips (Part 1)
No Captain Dunsel

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A leader is best when he is neither seen nor heard, not so good when he is adored and glorified, worst when he is hated and despised.  But of a good leader, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, the people will say, “We did this ourselves.”
   —  Lao-Tzu
[If you elect an amoral con-man to be your President and he drives the country into deeper debt, continues to destroy the middle-class by transferring wealth to the top 1% and who engages in off-the-cuff twitter diplomacy, perhaps we should remind ourselves that “elections have consequences” and modify Lao-Tzu’s quote to: “We did this TO ourselves.”  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 I’m Talking To You
Forced (Again)
2014 We Are Not A Fearful Nation!
2013 Risking Truth
2012 Working On Reality
2011 Massive Contradictory Changes

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