Archive for June, 2007

Sputnik documentary and the Cold War

My old pals over at Politis are helping to promote a new documentary about Sputnik. It’s amazing to see how the media perpetuates the absolutely insane idea that somehow the survival of the Western civilization was at stake because the Soviet Union launched a small orb during the Cold War scare. Very, very interesting.

Giorgio Armani on pricing a product

“The products that are moving out of the stores the fastest are those that are most expensive.”

Giorgio Armani

On creation and competition

I believe the following very strongly. Acting in this manner is a work in progress.

“Riches secured on the competitive plane are never satisfactory and permanent; they are yours today, and another’s tomorrow. Remember, if you are to become rich in a scientific and certain way, you must rise entirely out of the competitive thought. You must never think for a moment that the supply is limited. Just as soon as you begin to think that all the money is being “cornered” and controlled by bankers and others, and that you must exert yourself to get laws passed to stop this process, and so on; in that moment you drop into the competitive mind, and your power to cause creation is gone for the time being; and what is worse, you will probably arrest the creative movements you have already instituted.” – Wallace D. Wattles


How to get a job in PR

fired.jpgNewspapergrl struck a chord with a post about getting fired. It got me thinking about how many jobs I’ve had since I was 13, so I decided to follow the trail of how I came to work in public relations, or how I got a job in PR. It’s a lengthy post.

The Working Life

Elementary School Janitor – Way too many of my friends worked here with me. The elementary school had tunnels underneath it that could have been imagined up by Edgar Allen Poe. Dark, creepy and windy. We occasionally had our fun running around inside them like irresponsible teenagers. Got paid the same no matter how long it took to get our assigned work done. Quit for Hardees (age 13-16)

Hardees – Learned how to make fried chicken and biscuits. Quit for Baseball (age 16)

Burger King – My co-workers were often drunk because they kept beer in the cooler next to the shredded lettuce, and I got to work one day to find a girl separating the seeds out of her marijuana while sitting in the break room. … NOTE … This is why I will never allow my kids to work in fast food. Quit because it was a crappy job, but I think that was easy to figure out. (age 16-17?)
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