Three weeks since my last Minnesota Morning entry and this one comes in the evening. I am a little slow today and I could have two excuses to use.
The first, I could say that the comment on the last entry left by Steven Rothberg scarred me. It was a cold day right before that very cold weekend and I asked if it could get any colder. Steven said:
“It isn’t really cold until your spit bounces. That’s Winnipeg cold.”
I can just imagine him as a young guy cruising the streets of Winnipeg making slick spots on the sidewalks.
Or I could go with this one I found yesterday at Charisma18, Short bursts of All or Nothing:
One of my behavior disorders took over this weekend. I have what’s known as Short-Term One-Track Mind with Unexpected Bursts of All or Nothing (STOM-UBAN.) I’m not sure if it’s the exact opposite of ADHD or just a variant, mainly because I just now made it up.
Huh, this is less than of an excuse and more of a reality for me. I used to think mine was more like ADD/OCD.
Aaron, please sign me up for the support group.
I’m sorry, was I doing something? Oh yeah…
This is a short edition and mostly being done so you all know that yes I am alive, that I did not freeze three weeks ago or have my snow cave fall in on me over the weekend. Actually, I was home from Friday afternoon until late in the day yesterday. I was getting claustrophobic so I came in to the office for a few hours.
I was talking to a friend last night and her 3-year old daughter wanted to speak with “Uncle Paul”. She has never seen snow in person and wanted me to describe what it was like to have it fall on my head.
My analogies were not making sense to her so I had her go to the freezer, grab a few ice cubes, had her give them to her mother, had mom “shave” some of the ice with a knife, and asked her to drop them on her daughters head.
All I heard was a loud giggling sound. I think it worked. And then we made up a new rhyme.
Remember the one about the woodchuck chucking wood?
We went with this, “How much snow could a snowplow plow if a snowplow could plow snow?”
This evening I will do a few posts that should have been done the past few weeks including my take on the event at the University of Minnesota headlined by Guy Kawasaki. Click How to Change the World to see his blog.
After my “Power Player” appearance in the August edition of Minnesota Business, see “Web Master” on page 48, I had a lot of email inquiries regarding the article. One of the questions I was asked more than others was “Who are the new tech companies in the Twin Cities?”
I will be doing a post(s) that highlight articles from the local business magazines articles on some of these new companies. I will also include ones relating to human resources, recruiting, and other items of interest.
Unfortunately the only way to see the articles is to have the magazines or pay for the content online. The local guys have not found a revenue model for their web sites yet so pay for content it is. I will at least point out the article, page, a sentence or two and a link to the highlighted company web site.
So much for a short edition, unexpected busts of all or nothing…