Musings on All Things October by Molly MacDonald via @ScottMacNotes #October
Nov 04

Musings on All Things October by Molly MacDonald

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Musings on all things October. Well, some things. Yesterday was my least favorite holiday – Halloween. Actually, it’s not even a holiday – just a plain day that for some reason gets a name with a capital letter. It could just as well be called October Thirty-First Day. Or, Moving-Quickly-Towards-Thanksgiving Day. Or, Where-Did-Summer-Go? Day. Take […]

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On How a 1963 Movie Still Haunts Me by Molly MacDonald by @ScottMacNotes #movie #TheBirds #Hitchcock
Oct 06

On How a 1963 Movie Still Haunts Me by Molly MacDonald

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If I’d never seen Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds,” I wouldn’t have fallen on my back a couple of Fridays ago. Some of you may remember the movie – thousands of birds swooped all over a village, down chimneys into houses, terrorizing, among others, Tippi Hedren, who screamed prettily yet maintained her perfect hairdo throughout […]

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Why Are We Paying for Poor Performance? by @scottmacnotes #performance #business
Sep 10

Why Are We Paying for Poor Performance?

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Paying for Poor Performance Every year, we read stories of corporate Board of Directors firing a senior executive for unsatisfactory performance and then paying the executive millions of dollars upon his or her departure. Usually, the story talks about a Chief Executive Officer but sometimes it is another executive. Excessive payments to departing executives are […]

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