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Breaking Bad

Yes, I am both late and accidental to the Breaking Bad sensation. I needed a backup time killer for a business trip. I have lots of “me time” during those trips. Exercising is difficult, I am usually tired or inconvenienced. … Continue reading

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San Juan Islands

In the summer, whale watching is a very nice day trip from Seattle. The easiest way is to board the Victoria Clipper to Friday Harbor at San Juan Islands. From there, whale watching tours are for your choosing. It is … Continue reading

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Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior

I still think Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, is the best. This one shared some of the stories and studies, but also added some more new concepts. It was also a read. The authors outlined 7 “sways” that affect … Continue reading

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Chihuly Garden & Glass

Dale Chihuly, born locally, is an internationally renowned glass artist. In 2012, partnered with the city, he started this permanent exhibition in Seattle Center. I believe some of the works were originally made for this exhibition and others were collection … Continue reading

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1Q84

If I buy the paper version of this book, it would be about 1,000 pages, or slightly over 3 inches thick. (Harry Potter 7 is nearly 800 pages.) But it was an (e)library loan, so I did not notice. I … Continue reading

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How about Steaks?

Of course there is a matching recipe for steaks. Silly you. Buy the best steak you can find. USDA Prime will be excellent. Other than that, the exact cut matters little, as long as it’s about an inch thick and … Continue reading

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World Famous Wang-Family BBQ, the Recipe

BBQ aficionado will tell you that there is no BBQ recipe, only a philosophy. Since Kid asked for this, I will try. BBQ back ribs is a multi-day process. Use high-quality and long (12 inches) tongs. Have thick gloves or … Continue reading

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The Need for Incentive Structure

There are times when the success of the individuals do not add up to the success of the group. The marcom (Marketing Communication) group is in charge of the company website. The director reports to the VP of Marketing who … Continue reading

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Two Ways to Build Your Empire

Bob and Alice are both smart, personable, ambitious, and determined to climb the ladder fast. For starter managers, they followed the conventional wisdom that nudge them to enlarge their fifedom. It is quite sensible: more resources lead to more opportunities … Continue reading

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Playing 2048

May 31st, 2014 If you have not heard of it, 2048 is a game, free and open sourced, that is highly addictive. I have spent untold number of hours on it. Last night, I achieved the goal of creating the … Continue reading

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