Business Musings: Reclaiming The Future

There’s something hopeful about going to school. School is about the future, no matter what your age. There’s a sense that you’re studying something because you’ll need it at some point. Or you’ll need the degree, and since you need the degree, you need to take these five classes whether you want to or not. Sure, there’s the day-to-day drudgery of class, online or in […]

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Business Musings: On Fire

The sunsets and sunrises have been spectacularly beautiful here in Las Vegas for the past three weeks or so—when we’ve had sunsets and sunrises. The smoke from the California wildfires has been incredibly thick, putting a haze on everything. But it gives us blood-red sunrises and sunsets, and occasionally some lovely clouds that will reflect pink and purple. Our air quality has ranged from annoying […]

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Business Musings: Getting Lots Done (A Process Blog)

I decided to take another Spanish class this fall. I had been on the fence about taking any classes this fall, because of COVID and the election and some massive deadlines that I have. Plus, I’m teaching as well, so I’m exceedingly busy. After two frustrating random conversations, one as I tried to tell someone about a problem I’d seen, and the other as I […]

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Business Musings: Pivot

On August 7, Wired published an interview with Bill Gates. I had seen excerpts from it, and reactions to it (not all positive), but I hadn’t had time to read it until recently. Gates, for those of you who have been living under a rock for the past decade, has spent the last twenty years working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which made […]

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Business Musings: Holes in the Economy

I just saw an article this morning—which of course, I can’t find now—comparing the amount of news pouring at us right now to a DDoS (denial of service) attack. There’s so much news, every hour of every day, that we can’t keep track of it. I’m keeping up, as best I can, on the virus and vaccine news. I’m scanning the political news, because I […]

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Business Musings: The Sads

I had a serious case of the sads yesterday, and for once, I couldn’t pinpoint the source. I mean, I could in general. I know we’re all feeling an undercurrent of sadness at the deaths and the changes and the suddenness. It is grief, as I wrote earlier, but grief comes in waves, and sometimes I can find the trigger, for me, anyway. I tend […]

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Business Musings: Schrödinger’s Future

It’s the uncertainty, really, that’s driving us all crazy. Yes, many of us are dealing with incredible fear, and some with horrible loss. A number of us have gotten sick or, in some instances, have had to ignore our sicknesses and treatments while hospitals handled COVID patients and emergencies only. But behind it all is a nagging ill-defined dread that makes it hard to work […]

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Business Musings: The Waiting Game Part Two (A Process Blog)

One of our jobs as small business owners is to predict the future. (And writers, you are small business owners, whether you like that characterization or not.) We have to do forecasting, weeks, months and even years out. The good news is that anyone who manages a household has a handle on how to do some of this. You know what your paycheck is, what […]

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Business Musings: The Waiting Game (A Process Blog)

Sometime in the middle of this very long week, I posted a note on Facebook: If 2020 were a novel, I would be skipping to the end to see how all these storylines play out. Because, seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Or as comedian Stephen Colbert said this week (and I paraphrase), What I wouldn’t give for a dull moment. I write this […]

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Business Musings: The Year Ahead

I wasn’t going to write this post. In fact, I just told a friend that I didn’t see a point in writing this post for 2020, but she knows me well enough to know that if she asks the question, my mind will turn it over and over and over, and I might come up with an answer. Or at least, a blog post. She […]

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