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Weirdos

December 4, 2011 Leave a comment

On the top left, we have a recent Hugh MacCleod cartoon. On the top right, we have the cover of Seth Godin’s book, “We’re all Weird“. On the bottom center, we have the Zappos.com 10 core values. Do ya think these people are onto something?

Where are you on this scale?

12/05/11 UPDATE

One courageous reader sent me a pic with his position on the scale:

Any other takers?

Charles (on the) Rocks

January 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Charles Bukowski is on my long list of “to read” authors. What drew him to me is this awesome quote:

There was nothing really as glorious as a good beer shit—I mean after drinking twenty or twenty-five beers the night before. The odor of a beer shit like that spread all around and stayed for a good hour-and-a-half. It made you realize that you were really alive.

If you don’t bust a gut at that quote and this is your first foray into this ridiculous time wasting blog, please don’t ever come back here. No offense, but your time is too precious and there’s so much to explore/discover in this wonderful world that you shouldn’t be wasting it snorting my verbal diarrhea. Dude, wipe your nose cuz there’s a dingleberry hanging from it.

Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live. – Charles Bukowski

A Unique Core Value

January 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Unless they’ve been cleverly camouflaging their sinister ways from the world’s prying eyes, the people at Zappos.com truly do live and breathe their corporate values every day. My favorite, and perhaps most unique Zappos core value is number three: “Create Fun and a Little Weirdness“. Here’s how the Zappos team describes this precious gem from the viewpoint of their “Core Values Frog” (CVF):

Our CVF has a sense of humor; he knows that it’s good to laugh at yourself every once in a while. Work shouldn’t be synonymous with drudgery; CVF can find fun and weirdness even when the rubber meets the road and we’re getting lots done. Being a little weird requires being a little innovative, and CVF is always looking for a chance to fully engage in his work and bring out the fun and weird side of it.

In tribute to CV #3, the people at Zappos have held impromptu parades, hula hoop contests, head shavings, and all kinds of other weird events both on and off the company’s premises.

Of course, Zappos is just a lowly $1B retail shoe company and your business is much more different, respectful, and prestigious. Thus, it’s patently obvious that Zappos core value #3 can’t possibly work in your corpo palace. Right?

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