In general terms populations and their opinions are comparatively static. From one election to the next you can predict the outcome plus or minus a few percentage points. External factors usually change the status quo. Economics, scandal and external factors can nudge those percentage points around to change a politician's fortunes. Another way to change the election map is to put bigger numbers into the formula.
We hit some garage sales today. When I go to a garage sale, I don’t know what I’m going to find, but I go anyways. I was immediately reminded of some archetypes of people who show up for garage sales.
A decade ago, our IT co-op in its last gasps of life tried to open a coworking space. It was a disaster.
I like the idea of the future. The future has cool gadgets! Gadgets and thingees! How could I think the future will pay off and no take the F out of SF? How could I get a job writing about the science to come? Heck, I could become a futurist.
In the movie, The Great Escape, the POWs build three tunnels and they code named them “Tom,” “Dick,” and “Harry” as escape routes.
Tim Ferriss had a piece on how you can make $4000 per month and he used the example of a company selling sunglasses. Why isn’t everyone doing this? Why aren’t all of you making a decent income from something this simple? Barriers and the desert.
If a tree blogs in the forest will anyone reblog it? When writers turn to blogging, they often do it to gain a voice and work to attain some popularity. Some bloggers have a pre-built audience when they start. If you’re like me, you have to build that popularity from scratch. You have to prepare for popularity and then push it out there into the respective channels.
Ah Cumberland…You started out as a land grab by a savage British immigrant bent on mining the bowels of the Earth, and somehow you became super cool.