Muse: Legal Copy Gone Wild

Received a 1 sentence email from a friend today suggesting we grab lunch … followed by 15 lines of email legal copy from Rogers. Really? I can tell you what should be ‘strictly prohibited’ … how about the tail wagging the dog …

Music to suit: Jimmy Cliff, World Upside Down
(Source: YouTube, mikigamba)

Muse: Debt Management … They Spend. We Pay.

With every new story about debt bailouts, credit rating downgrades or austerity measures, I’m left wondering, how are all these stories going to end? And when? The people of Cyprus got a glimpse this week, when they were hastily told their savings would be taxed 7-10%. That plan, now rescinded, didn’t actually fix the Cyprus debt problem: it was just intended to raise $6 billion Euro’s so they could borrow $10 billion more … crazy.

I wish we could find a way to tax the retirement savings of the government politicians, regulators and bankers who get us into these jams. Imagine how much better the decision-making would be today, if they had to pay twice as much as the rest of us tomorrow, for poor oversight. Never hurts to have a little skin in the game.

Music to suit: Tame Impala, ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’
(Source: YouTube, Freddie Paull)

Muse: Black Friday Blog Blowout!

Officially launching my new blog, The Marketing Lens, today, on Black Friday – all about my marketing perspective on work and play. All posts are 100% completely free: today, tomorrow, forever! Come visit, stay a while, comment, like, follow, enjoy … TheMarketingLens.wordpress.com

Music to suit: Charlie Earland, ‘Black Talk’
(Source: YouTube, VintageBlackMusicPD)