Category Archives for "Observations"

The Next Big Thing: A Can’t Miss Product by @scottmacnotes #NextBigThing #product #satire
Jun 14

The Next Big Thing: A Can’t Miss Product

Observations , Politics

A Potential New Breakthrough Product! I was talking with my friend David Cohen recently about technology and potential new breakthrough products and what could be the next big thing. We realized there was a concept that could lead to such a breakthrough, a can’t miss product. By way of background, in 2018 now-Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor […]

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

Why Are We Paying for Poor Performance?


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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Holidays: Party Time by @scottmacnotes
Jun 11

Holidays: Party Time

Holidays , Life Lessons , Observations

Every country I have ever lived in or even visited celebrates holidays. Everyone loves holidays; workers have the day off and are usually paid for not working, students do not have to go to class, retailers sell more seasonal goods, and it’s an excuse to get together with friends and family. Sometimes I wonder if […]

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We Now Live in a World of Specialists by @scottmacnotes
May 16

We Now Live in a World of Specialists

Life Lessons , Observations

I have noticed recently that everything has become very specialized, and everyone is now a specialist. No one seems to be a generalist anymore with broad knowledge and breadth of capabilities. I miss generalists. General Practitioners Replaced by Specialists  Recently my general practitioner doctor retired. As we age, our long-term service providers also grow old […]

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Finding the Right Key by Scott MacDonald, @scottmacnotes
Apr 23

Finding the Right Key by Scott MacDonald

Observations , Self-Help

He wore a green flannel shirt even though it was a warm day. He appeared disheveled and ill-kempt but oddly seemed to move with confidence and conviction. He carried an overstuffed backpack that was not fully-zipped and appeared haphazard and disorganized with miscellaneous clothing items protruding. I assumed he was a homeless person but wondered […]

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