~ Here’s an MLK quote you don’t see every day. Food for thought in business and in life!
~ “Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”
Happy Birthday Dr. King!
It’s fashionable to make fun of America’s 75 million Millennials, but I think they have it rougher than Boomers and Gen X. They may have more digital toys, but they also have a lot more student debt, a lot less job security, and zero privacy.
Older people who criticize the “selfishness” and other irresponsible traits of Millennials are forgetting how they acted in their 20s. Youthful obnoxious foolishness is common in every generation.
I remember in the 80’s we were called the “Me Generation.” Sounds familiar.
“Millennials” is just the latest name for young people. The complaining is just older people bitching about the young. Same as it ever was.
For those of us in the hospitality industry, there are more Millennials than Boomers or Gen X, and they are in the peak years of dining out and nightlife. So better understand them rather than attack them.
Here’s some relevant facts on Millennials. Contact us for much more help for bars and restaurants in building a loyal following of Millennials and other desirable customers.
Rust Never Sleeps, still one of the top 10 concerts I’ve seen in my lifetime. Happy Birthday Neil Young – a bottomless talent of amazing, deep risk-taking music. One of the longest relevant careers in rock history and the wildest range of styles. 60s to 2010’s he never coasted or took the easy way out artistically. Not for everyone I guess, but that’s one of my favorite things about him.
It’s nearly election day, and we’re told the most important thing is to just get out and vote, and the more voters the better. Rock the Vote! Right?
But I don’t see how it helps for uninformed people to vote, if they don’t take the time to study issues, seek out facts and varied perspectives, and try to make an intelligent decision as you would about a business issue. As in business, quality is more important than quantity.
People who don’t take time to understand issues and civics should not cast a random, uninformed vote. I think for our society, quality decision making is going to help our nation more than just a high quantity of people checking a box without really thinking things through.
I am not saying that any adult should be prevented from voting – no one deserves the power to be in charge of “who’s qualified.” Everyone needs equal voting rights. In fact, I think it should be made more convenient to vote with longer hours and easy absentee voting, though I do believe some fair, free and easy voter ID should be required.
So should you vote? If you answer yes to any of the questions below, I’d encourage you to stay home this election, spend some time getting better qualified, and make your vote count next time around.
If you answered yes to any of these, please just stay home and don’t vote. That’s the best thing you can do for America.
Of course, it’s your choice and that’s how it needs to be.
Vote with Care – and God Bless America!
We’ve noticed as you merge and grow your customer service goes down the drain.
You replace most of the experienced people we’ve gotten to know with barely trained robotic staff.
You make up rules that don’t exist and aren’t consistent branch to branch.
You use fraud protection as an excuse for bad service and no common sense.
You’d really prefer not to have lobbies or provide any services other than selling us stuff.
The only way for a business owner like myself to efficiently and pleasantly do business with a bank to pick one branch and only go to that one branch. Get to know the people so they can make “exceptions” that shouldn’t have to be exceptions. It’s like having to know the doorman at a nightclub!
When you merge, your original shareholders tend to get short-changed unless they are bank management.
If an independent restaurant grew into a chain the way banks do, they’d go out of business.
Then again, restaurants aren’t bailed out by taxpayers when they make bad decisions!
Restaurants and other businesses are loading the monster new mobile game Pokemon Go to find out if their location is part of the game or near a spot which is a goal for players to visit. There’s no way to pay to be a location, but you can purchase “lures” within the game that attract the virtual creatures that inhabit the game, and thus attract real players that could be customers.
Read about this crazy popular game and how businesses are making themselves part of it here.
In my opinion every DJ should celebrate that the highest paid DJs make up to $66 million. When the top end is this high there are so many more opportunities to make money in the middle. I agree with many of the complaints I hear from DJs, that skills have really deteriorated (mixing and programming both), that PR/promotion and looks have become too important, and that you don’t have a shot at the big bucks unless you are also a Producer. But still, when I was a DJ in those ancient late 20th century days, I’m not sure if there was even one DJ making a million a year. An entire industry has been created. There’s a game to be played that was never there back in the day.
Then again, a lot of things have changed for DJs.