Saturday, December 4, 2010

Teaching class

Did a presentation at FHSU about Sales Management. As always, teaching class helps keep the presentation skills sharp.

One key thing that continues to help my presentations are stories. People tend to remember stories and therefore the point when you learn that way. It is more engaging and makes learning more fun.

If you think back to some of the most memorable learning moments in your past you will probably either have a story or remember some one's story. From the Bible to history, it is all story telling.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Another Google Adventure

This time an e-book reader. I really thought between Kindle, Noble and iPad along with other off named readers this was covered. However, Google takes reading to the cloud!

From Google's press release
Google Editions is an upcoming program that will allow consumers to easily purchase and read digital editions of books. Consumers will be able to preview a book, as they do today in Google Books, and will also have the option to purchase its Google Edition. After purchase, the book will live in the consumer's online bookshelf, available to be accessed and read on most devices with internet access and a Web browser; as well as on supported partner devices (to be announced during our public launch).

Interesting concept.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


1960 Rick Savage (From Def Leopard) was born
1946 Gianni Versache (You know the designer guy) was born
1988 the "Naked Gun" premiered!
1982 Barney Clark got a new heart (Artificial that is)
1964 Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed
1697 St. Paul's Cathedral opened

And sometime before all that...Nana was born.

Happy Birthday Nana!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Great, now three OS's

Upgraded the work phone to a Droid. The HTC Desire to be specific. It runs I believe 2.1 with a large touch screen. It is much improved over my Windows 6 phone. The screen is Capacitive which simply means it responds really well, the processor is much larger, has 8GB memory and more.

However, now I have Windows 7 on the desktop, Ipad (Apple) and the Android. Where will it end. Everything works really well, however I do not want to have 2 different app stores, different accessories for every one and of course none talk real well with each other.

Something I miss on the new phone is mobile hotspot. The ability to make a wireless Internet connection anywhere. That was nice with the iPad. AT&T does not work great in KS.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Arrested on Black Friday.

That one got your attention! Not me getting arrested, rather thousands across the nation. The statistic I saw on the news was that over 1500 people are arrested (Due to "Poor shopping behaviors" Some of the stories I heard local were people fighting over deals, throwing deals to their friends, and much more. Here are some examples that were worse.