Life and Arts

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So, a few weeks ago, my wife in her infinite beauty and grace allowed me to buy an Ibanez 7-string guitar. That makes a total of seven guitars. My fingertips are happy. I got the 7-string so I could have an electric exclusively dedicated to alternate tunings.  I’ve played a Fender Tex-Mex strat with a Floyd Rose

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A very wise man once told me to expect Office Politics anywhere. He actually didn’t need to tell me, because I kind of suspected it. But regardless, he reminded me that every business is crazy in their own special way; don’t expect crazy to just disappear. I thought that I was okay with that axiom, but as it turns out — I’m not. I accept the existence of Politics as a fundamental nature of humanity. But when it becomes harmful and dangerous to the business, I don’t think that it’s okay to just cough up the phrase, “that’s Office Politics for ya. Take it or leave it.” If someone tells me just to take it, I think I’d rather lead it, than leave it.

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I’d like to introduce you to Jerry. You will see his picture in a second. To you Jerry will look like just a smiley face, but for me he’s a lot more. I’ve taken Jerry to every desk I ever had, and now that I’m moving on to another company, he’s coming, too. You see, Jerry taught me more about business, myself, and God than anyone else ever could. I’d like to share his story.

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I saw the movie Daybreakers over the weekend and I was blown away by the economic policies and business practices you could pull away. So I have to write about we can learn in business and economics from a vampire movie. So you’re going to have to follow an absurd line of thinking – we’re discussing vampires, humans, and blood to make several points about business, the free market, capitalism, and other principles of economics. I [almost] minored in Economics in college, so Daybreakers was good not just for a plot, but for validating my sheer nerdiness.