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January 10, 2019

No mobile phones, no LED light bulbs, no electric cars (to speak of)

OK... sometimes I get to thinking about a particular topic, and become swept away by my own thinking. Here's an example. I was asked recently about what it's like to work for a global technology company -- something I've done now for a long time. In reply, I dredged up this story from my early career. From 1984....

I'm fascinated by cars, even though I have no mechanical skills, and I've rarely had the budget or space to keep a car just for fun. So I couldn't resist a fairly lengthy response when I saw a question about the merits of American vs. Japanese vs. European cars -- in particular, of keeping one for 15 years or more.

A reflection on IBM's new HQ building (from 20 years ago)

Here's a reflection I recently published on another site in response to a question, "What are the headquarters like at IBM?" Not perhaps the most meaningful question, but it sparked a recollection that I remember fondly from my years with the company.

Should I buy a Jeep with a hardtop or softop?

I have both. My 2000 Wrangler has the dual top option, and my 2009 wrangler has the hardtop with removable roof panels. I’ve owned both Jeeps since they were new.

Jeep Wrangler Pros & Cons as I see them

I have owned several Jeep Wranglers since 1997, and currently have two of them in my garage. But why? In response to a question about some of the major pros and cons of owning one of the more recent Jeep Wranglers, here are the pros and cons as I see them.

Why did they get rid of those little, triangular vent windows?

There was a time when every passenger car featured a triangular vent window at each of the front doors. Those days are long gone, for better or worse. But here's a reflection.

The Funnel, Disrobed.

My recent post on the abstract nature of the demand marketing campaign funnel excited some comment, and I’m grateful for that interest. May we carry that discussion forward?