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You are still gonna need toilet paper

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Seriously, enough of this Web2.0 bullshit.

To quote my new frienemy – recruiting animal or someone he stole this from

Why Boomers aren’t losers:
Common belief has it that once you’re 50 you have a closed mind. Apparently, however, that’s not necessarily true.
Workers in their 50s, 60s, and 70s don’t need time for child care. But they do want time off for leisure activities. So they might be best as seasonal employees wintering in Florida.
White-collar baby boomers are computer literate. They’re just not completely up to date on the latest web 2.0 applications.

Heavens to betsy………..not up to date on web 2.0 applications. Imagine the horror of not knowing what a blog or twitter is. Holy fuck, imagine the embarrassment of not caring about technorati….the shame and disgrace that will befall anyone that ignorant.

The last time I looked we still havent figured out a way to live with out toilet paper – or any other physical goods. So until that time when they figure out how to rig up an in-utero internet connection, there will be a world outside of the internet.

Im holding my breath for them to webify the oil industry……………

Seriously, get some fucking perspective people


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April 8, 2008 at 10:24 am

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Some people have an inflated sense of self importance

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Doesn’t Zell Know That “Shock & Awe” Won’t Build Engagement? asks

Frankly Judy, I don’t think Mr. Zell cares what you think (or what I think for that matter). But what I would say is that this guy sold one of his companies for $39 billion and has a net worth of about $6 billion. And I suspect that somewhere in that empire of real estate, he may have had a person or two to manage. I could be wrong, but I have yet to see anyone build a company of that size with nary an employee.

While your firm may be “engagement specialists”, Mr Zell seems to be, well, “a making-sick-amounts-of-money-specialist” and since the name of the game is making money, I suspect that Mr. Zell’s management instincts are probably well honed.

But I’m sure he appreciates your concern

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April 7, 2008 at 1:41 am

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5 Bucks

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to the person who manage to get Guy Kawasaki to shut his mouth.  He’s really really annoying

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April 5, 2008 at 4:49 am

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Standing on the corner of a busy downtown intersection in a major metropolitan city.

In the rain.

The light changes color and suddenly your subjected to an onslaught of oncoming pedestrians headed right at you.

What do you do?

Do you veer off to the side of the traffic flow or do you cut right up the center of the herd?

Do you wonder why youre walking one direction when everyone else is going the other ?

Oh ya, and remember to watch out for those umbrellas, they really fucking hurt when they catch you in the head.

That my friends is what its like to be an entrepreneur.

More to come

Written by insaneentrepreneur

April 5, 2008 at 3:32 am

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