On Leadership and The Decision Before The Decision

“Pay at the Pump” is perhaps in the top five of greatest things to ever happen in my life. Not because now I don’t have to carry enough cash to […]

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Weaknesses aren’t a bad thing, says LearnVest CEO

Everyone has weaknesses, so it’s important to know what they are, says LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel.  -More

SmartBrief on Leadership

The difference between mass and banality

Something doesn’t have to be trite and dreadful to be popular, but often, popular things get this way.

In the 1980s, most of the cars made by General Motors were mediocre, unmemorable and poorly designed. They were also quite popular. By racing to the bottom, GM defended market share but ended up crippling themselves for generations.

Hot Wheels, Spaldinis and the original Monopoly game are classic toys, Platonic ideals of good design and idiosyncratic thought. On the other hand, the hyped toys of the moment fade away fast, because they’re designed to shortcut straight to the lowest common denominator of the moment, not to earn their way up the ladder of mass.

Just because bad design and popularity sometimes go hand in hand doesn’t mean they’re inextricably linked.

Questions About Guitar Lessons, 211, Convenience Foods, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question.
1. 211
2. Strategies for fast mortgage payoff
3. Breaking convenience food routines
4. Justin Guitar
5. Perspective
6. Storing food staples
7. Haggling in big box stores
8. Mementos worth having
9. Cheap solution for ant problem
10. $ 1100 a month in food?
11. Detail of daily checklist
12. Value of gym membership expense
13. Laundromat question
14. Homebrewed beer
15. Music to aid focus

When my children were younger, I was really worried about how they would get along. They went through a period, particularly when my middle child was around the age of four, where none of them got along with each other. They were constantly fighting over every little thing and would often actively avoid playing with each other at home.

What a difference three years of maturity makes.

“Is there nothing we won’t outsource, China is the world’s largest producer of American flags how many American jobs where lost in that deal” – Kenneth waters Jr

“Is there nothing we won’t outsource, China is the world’s largest producer of American flags how many American jobs where lost in that deal” – Kenneth waters Jr
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