Sunday Rant – 4719


Joe’s Comment – this de-motivational statement reminds me of the story of Ferdinand the Bull.  Ferdinand and a young bull are under a cork tree at the top of a hill grazing in the shade when the rancher opens the pasture gate at the bottom of the hill to herd in a dozen or more “in season” heifers.  The story punch-line comes from Ferdinand when he responds to the young bull’s energetic and hastily formulated statement “come on, Ferdinand! Let’s run down the hill and mount one of those heifers!”
Ferdinand calmly states “I’m going to walk down the hill and mount them all”.
A quote also comes to mind from Ernest Hemingway who said “don’t confuse motion with action”.
During my years of managing people (from highly motivated to “deadwood”) I found that the most productive employee I ever had was very lazy and very very intelligent.  Paradoxically, the most weaselly sneaky unproductive employee I ever had was also very lazy and very very intelligent.
That there is a conundrum.
Be that as it may, my conclusion is simple: high motivation is of little value without a worthwhile and well defined goal.  And a good plan complete with risk analysis.
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And In This Corner
An informative perspective from Leland Miller about the standoff between China and the U.S. of A.
Mr. Miller is the CEO of China Beige Book, a financial investment advisory company which offers advice to prospective businesses.  CBB purport to have proprietary information about China’s economy, markets, and cultural currents.  They offer their services to prospective investors in the maelstrom of Chinese Communist Party economics.  Risk management as it were…..
In relative-speak, understanding trillion dollar economies involving billions of people and diametrically opposed ideologies, spanning the globe, Joe and I are piloting a biplane.
Mr. Miller is flying overhead us in a pressurized supersonic matrix machine.
We, on the other hand, adore our silk scarf (thank you China worms) fluttering behind, as we throttle our Tiger Moth to a three-point landing.
Rotts of ruck, round-eye!:


Parody Ad
Joe and I think the GOP should use this ad.
Nothing in it is in the least bit untrue.
Kinda sounds exactly like Denis Leary – maybe it is!:


Blue Collar Logic
An interesting story from Jason Siler of Blue Collar Logic.  Perhaps there is some real limit of lunacy from the Democrat party that honest people will not tolerate, no matter how “left” or “right” they be.
Joe is encouraged by this story.
Our joint belief that most folks given facts and data can formulate an informed, even intelligent conclusion despite peer pressure and political alignment and personal interest.  Take a listen to Jason describe how liberals are turning their backs on Democrats:

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