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Archives for August 2005

Vioxx Verdict: Cargo Cult of Pain and Suffering

Published on 29 Aug 2005 at 12:00 pm. 2 Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Brain Trust, Winners and Losers, Business and Corporation Related, Health and Safety, Legal, Law, and Courts, Government: Federal, State and Local.

A brief visitation of the Vioxx debacle, from the perspective of millions of patients being harmed by a jury too lazy to be troubled with the facts

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A Taxing Misconception

Published on 25 Aug 2005 at 12:26 am. No Comments.
Filed under Total Quality Madness, Government: Federal, State and Local, Economics and the Economy.

What if… we actually did “just print more…”

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Enraging Your Customers 101 - Phone Support

Published on 23 Aug 2005 at 4:00 pm. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Total Quality Madness, Service With A Smirk, Design, Interface, and Usability, Business and Corporation Related, Information Technology, Branding and Values, Public Relations and Marketing.

Automated telephone systems are a bane for customers everywhere because of the rude and obnoxious ways they are programmed. But it doesn’t have to be this way…

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That sums it up nicely…

Published on 18 Aug 2005 at 12:25 am. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, One Corporation Under God, In Corporations We Trust, Business and Corporation Related, Health and Safety, Branding and Values.

It’s a growing case of corporation in-loco-parentis.

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The Cargo Cult of Disease Control

Published on 15 Aug 2005 at 12:00 pm. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Brain Trust, In Corporations We Trust, Technopolitical, Business and Corporation Related, Health and Safety, Government: Federal, State and Local.

The amazing refusal of the Mainstream Media, as well as millions of Americans, to wake up to the cargo cult science being promulgated by the Institute of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control in the matter of long-term neural damage from mercury-laced vaccinations

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Two Dollars Worth of PR

Published on 12 Aug 2005 at 12:00 pm. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Service With A Smirk, Principal Acronyms Only, Winners and Losers, Business and Corporation Related, Branding and Values, Public Relations and Marketing.

…better trained and more broadly educated first line managers — who are on the scene — would have solved this problem.

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Listen to this…

Published on 11 Aug 2005 at 12:18 am. No Comments.
Filed under Winners and Losers, Technopolitical, Blogosphere, Business and Corporation Related, Open Source Software, Trademark, Copyright, and Patents.

I’m sure many artists would be loathe to give up the control, or the perception of control. I hope many of them can find the courage to follow Mr. Reznor’s example…

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Apple and the Jaws of Intel

Published on 8 Aug 2005 at 11:24 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Total Quality Madness, Pathetic Success, Brain Trust, Winners and Losers, Apple Computer and Macintosh Related, Business and Corporation Related, Information Technology.

Unabashed predictions of how Apple’s switch to Intel will give them another chance to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

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Getting fired for Blogging

Published on 5 Aug 2005 at 12:21 am. No Comments.
Filed under And Stock Options For All, Technopolitical, Blogosphere, Business and Corporation Related, Information Technology.

Am I missing something here?

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Cargo Cult of Retirement

Published on 4 Aug 2005 at 12:27 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Thanks for Playing, Technopolitical, Business and Corporation Related, Government: Federal, State and Local, Economics and the Economy.

It doesn’t matter, you pay on the FICA line, or you pay on the regular income tax line, but you still pay.

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