Don Jones

Tech | Career | Musings


October 26, 2017

Truthfully, I do not understand why anyone is content to clap from the nosebleed section instead of standing on the stage.

I’ve recently been doing some work with a financial planner, and it’s astonishing how that field – which you’d think would be very numbers-based – is instead driven by a great deal of fear. It occurred to me how playing off of your emotions is such a powerful way to influence someone, and how poorly …

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Categories: Life

This past week’s headline was the US administration’s decisions to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but once again our news media has not done a terribly good job of covering what the heck the program is. While this is a topic that is understandably and justifiably under a great deal …

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This is especially for Jason Helmick, who uses the word “power” incorrectly – a lot – with his new Dodge Challenger. You’ll need a piece of paper, and a pen or pencil, to follow along.

Categories: Life

Here’s a proposition for you to consider: 99% of all human social problems are the result of two or more groups of people holding different opinions, with each group lending no credence whatsoever to the others’. This happens almost constantly in life, and – unsurprisingly but almost always unrecognized – almost constantly in business.

When I was younger, I always wondered why companies were so on about “growth.” It’s like, look, your CEO makes good scratch. You’ve got a lot of employees, they’ve got solid insurance, and they’re all getting paid well. Your customers are happy. Aside from gaining new customers to replace ones that drop off, what’s this continuous …

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Categories: Life