Author: Steven Zolman In a previous blog post, I took great pains at articulating my 10 Reasons Why Ginni Rometty would fail as IBM’s new CEO. In the post, I mentioned the poisonous sales culture (you live by the sword, you die by the sword), which is at the center (of blame) for this and last quarter’s missed performance targets. Another concern was the ‘garage sale’ of business units that would inevitably have to come if IBM were to meet its targets. As we have recently learned, IBM appears to be in the process of selling its server business to Lenovo, and it has long been rumored to be preparing its services business for sale as well. It seems Ginni may be failing faster than even I had predicted. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Failing Fast | NET(net), Inc.
Sex is at the heart of what it means to be human. It’s vitally important to nearly all of us. It’s a driving force in our daily lives (even when we’re celibate), and its mysteries are infinite. The Do's And Dont's Of Writing Erotic Fiction
▶ Peter Jennings - Ecstasy Rising Documentary (Full length upload)
I'm fortunate enough to know a number of remarkably successful people. Regardless of industry or profession, they all share the same perspectives and beliefs. And they act on those beliefs: 1. Time doesn't fill me. 9 beliefs of remarkably successful people - Yahoo Finance Canada
How to Clean and Sanitize Wet Books Aileen asked: I have some cookbooks that got wet from a leaking waste pipe in my house. I’m concerned about possible bacteria in and on the books. The books have varying degrees of wetness. On some, just the cover got wet, and on others, the pages got wet too. Is there any way that I can sanitize them so that I can still use them? When books get wet, prompt action is the key to restoring them and bringing them back to life.
Neil asked: How do I clean the Shimano STI shifters and brake levers on my bicycle? My road bike STI shifters and brake levers get gunked up with road grime and sweat and eventually the up-shift won’t work because the ratchet is stuck. Cleaning with degreaser seems to just wash the gunk further into the shifter, plus it coats the contacts of the gear position sensors so the flight-deck computer no longer works because it doesn’t see the correct gear setting. How to Clean Shimano STI Shifters and Brake Levers
How to Clean and Sanitize Wet Books
Save a Pile of Cash Every Year with These Five Phone Calls In one afternoon, you can save over $1,000 on your yearly bills by making five phone calls. Here's how. Call companies you're already doing business with.
Just like facts and flies, English words have life-spans. Some are thousands of years old, from before English officially existed, others change, or are replaced or get ditched entirely. Here are 18 uncommon or obsolete words that we think may have died early. 18 obsolete words, which never should have gone out of style
wait but why: Putting Time In Perspective Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It’s not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it. If the Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, 24 hours later, modern humans have been around since 11:59:59pm—1 second. And if human history itself spans 24 hours from one midnight to the next, 14 minutes represents the time since Christ. To try to grasp some perspective, I mapped out the history of time as a series of growing timelines—each timeline contains all the previous timelines (colors will help you see which timelines are which).
30 Day True Love Challenge » Day 10 Broken Kintsukuroi is the art of repairing broken pottery with a lacquer resin. Its earliest origins can be traced back to 15th century China when an officer in the military sent back a tea bowl for repairs.
William James on Habit Aristotle famously proclaimed . Perhaps most fascinating in Michael Lewis’s altogether fantastic recent profile of Barack Obama is, indeed, the President’s relationship with habit — particularly his optimization of everyday behaviors to such a degree that they require as little cognitive load as possible, allowing him to better focus on the important decisions, the stuff of excellence. I found this interesting not merely out of solipsism, as it somehow validated my having had the same breakfast day in and day out for nearly a decade (steel-cut oats, fat-free Greek yogurt, whey protein powder, seasonal fruit), but also because it isn’t a novel idea at all. In fact, the same tenets Obama applies to the architecture of his daily life are those pioneering psychologist and philosopher William James wrote about in 1887, when he penned ( ; ) — a short treatise on how our behavioral patterns shape who we are and what we often refer to as character and personality .
Microsoft Word - Open Letter 4 - letter.pdf
World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”
There's been a lot of press recently around Dwight Lundell, MD - a retired heart surgeon who is cited in at least one traditional food blog as "an accomplished surgeon". He had a SOTT.net article in which he sounded reasonably in line with paleo principles. He's even had a recent March 17 Fox News appearance. Like others, I had the impulse to trumpet this, "Heart Surgeon says yadayadagrassfedsaturatedfatisgoodyadayada. Do we need to be a lot more careful about publicly lauding doctors who support paleo principles
The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors by Maria Popova Why Tolstoy is 11.6% better than Shakespeare. “Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said.
No, you're not entitled to your opinion Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit cheesy, but hopefully it encourages active learning. Secondly, I say something like this: “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, maybe to head off an argument or bring one to a close.
List of Free Science Books | Physics Database
Sending your Smart Phone to Med School
Is alcohol more dangerous than ecstasy?"
Luzinterruptus Creates a Stunning Light Installation Featuring Hundreds of Giant Raindrops | Junkculture
Four Noble Truths | Walks with Yogi
20 awesomely untranslatable words from around the world
38 Wonderful Foreign Words We Could Use in English
Illustrations Of Unusual And Rarely Spoken Words
The Young Girl Who's Best Friends with African Wildlife
barnard on wind | countering disinformation about clean, safe wind energy
Oceanographic - Schools of baby stingrays (by jake.pang)
good artists copy - but great artists steal
Peter Root – City Made Out of Staples
did you know?
Here's a Mind-Melting, Mailable Skull Sculpture
Sir Cumfrence, farewell-kingdom: Sculptures carved from egg...
crazy and criminal: on those damn books, and why they matter « Sex Geek
The human microbiome: Me, myself, us
Hotel Ocho - Restaurant + Lounge
Sell to Us
Main Page - Boobpedia - Encyclopedia of big boobs
Huaraches Barefoot Running Sandals of the Tarahumara Indians | InvisibleShoe.com
Symbols of West Africa
Functional Swords Medieval Weapons Armour Daggers Knives and Japanese Swords
Target Sports Canada - Ontario's Premiere Shooting Destination.
The Ultimate Weights-Free Workout: The Body
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON Image Generator - brought to you by the Ministry of Information
How to Make a Clock Run for 10,000 Years | Gadget Lab
On the highway to diabetes? Exit here
Sake showdown: Canada v. Japan
Watch it free
Burzynski The Movie - Cancer Is Serious Business
Let me google that for you
What the USDA Dietary Guidelines Got Wrong
Innovative ideas that let us live on water
Розготерапия - Статья
Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations
The Care & Feeding of a GRUE » Graydancer
Safe House: The Brilliant 'Transformer' House That Can Become a Fort
The Top 1000
Make a note. Or 500,000 of them. | Evernote Corporation
Yanko Design - Modern Industrial Design News
Sonic Boom Record Store - Toronto, Ontario - Specializing in New/Used CDs, DVDs, LPs, Tapes, VHS & Videogames
Literature-Map - The tourist map of literature
Nude Woman Tied and Bound - Buffalo Bone Sculpture, Erotic Sculpture
NASA Names Most Realistic and Unrealistic Sci-Fi Films of All Time
U.S. & World Population Clock
Internet Slang words - Internet Dictionary
Invisibility Cloak Hides Objects Visible To The Naked Eye
Mortgage/Loan Calculator with Amortization Schedule
Pack Light. Go Fast.
Beyond the Rack
Homebuying Tools — Calculators | CMHC
Mortgage Payment Calculator | CMHC
Black socks – Buy socks in the definitely correct colour for men
Mark Hyman, MD: Food Addiction: Could It Explain Why 70 Percent of Americans Are Fat?
The Marijuana Conspiracy: The reason hemp is illegal
Free Personal Finance Software, Budget Software, Online Money Management and Budget Planner
Just the Facts (factlets) on Twitter
Top 10 Lost Technologies