Powerballisms

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The next Powerball drawing is over a billion dollars. Lottery machines can’t even display the full amount because they weren’t manufactured with enough numbers. Everywhere you turn, people are buying as many tickets as they can afford, even if they can’t. Powerball has even pushed gun control and pandering politicians…

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I'd rather have the dirt shower

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If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, MotoGP weekend is a great time to be in Indy. In case you didn’t know, MotoGP is the premier international motorcycle race series, similar to Formula 1 for cars. MotoGP means the absolute best riders in the world and the absolute latest and greatest in motorcycle technology….

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Those pesky misbehaving humans

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I’m currently reading a very interesting new book called Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard Thaler. Thaler is an economics professor who became inordinately interested in those curious, messy, illogical, maddening creatures called “Humans” sometime in the ’70s. Economists then — and now — prefer to deal with the far more…

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Emotional escalation

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Long ago (but not so far away) I worked at a mental hospital while I was finishing college. And I loved it — the job was incredibly interesting and challenging. Endless variety every day, and a lifetime of great stories. Of course, I learned a lot of things doing that job that…

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When it’s a matter of Trust

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While we do a lot of work for a lot of credit unions, occasionally we have the opportunity to work with other very special companies. This case study is about the universal theme of trust, something all companies (and credit unions) need to cultivate. —— We knew that Cole Hardwood has a…

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Every damn day… Really?

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Samuel L. Jackson is certainly an imposing presence. When he’s onscreen, you know it. He’s attractive, has a great voice and he’s not so in-the-public (I’m talking to you Alec Baldwin) that you’re sick of seeing him and tend to tune him out as soon as he appears on screen….

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Attention ladies!

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Even though it’s 2013 and everyone is highly evolved, attuned to the idea that we’re all equal, blah blah blah, we women somehow still seem to get short shrift. Both at home and the workplace, I know I can feel overlooked and taken for granted. I certainly wouldn’t consider myself…

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