Thursday, June 12, 2003

Jun 12 2003

It’s a gorgeous morning: warm as a soft blanket, the air fresh and clean. It makes you want to go out and set up a lemonade stand, you know?

I went to a customer meeting on Tuesday, which was a surprising success in terms of my work troubles. My boss’ boss explained my dilemma to the customer, who seems to understand my position.

More than anything else, I was impressed with my boss’ boss, that he volunteered this to the customer. He told the truth, even when it hurt.

I’ve been reading Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point, which has been a fascinating experience. The book relates a number of interesting real-world experiences in Tipping Points, where things change drastically. In New York City, crime fell drastically in the 90’s. Why?

The book delves into several aspects of Tipping Points, including the types of people who bring them about (well-connected extroverts, well-informed experts, etc.) and certain critical aspects of the situation, such as stickiness.

Fascinating stuff, really.

I seem to have fixed the anime music download, which is now available on the right-hand side of the page. My main problem at this point lies in pointing people towards it and the poll; they’re a bit lost over there….

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