Mon.Aug 10, 2020

Car Was Going Too Fast, Rabbit Not Fast Enough - For Whom the Bell Tolls

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe the rabbit connected the dots and made the decision it was the lady with the bicycle whom he had to flee. I was wheeling my bike home. It was too loaded down with groceries for me to be able to balance on it. So I walked it home. In front of me was a rabbit. I stopped and stared. Maybe that was a fatal mistake - for him. The rabbit darted into the road. The car was moving way too fast for a side street. Why did I take that so hard?

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Uptalk can be lovely

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As we move from authoritarian leadership styles to more collaborative leadership styles, you might want to insert a little uptalk into your conversations. What’s uptalk? It’s when you raise your voice at the end of a sentence. You speak a sentence, but the upward lilt makes it sound like a question. It makes you sound uncertain, tentative, or even dubious. It’s OK to be uncertain. It’s OK to not speak with absolute authority and conviction at all times. It’s OK to be skeptical.

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Of Course, Everyman/Everywoman Will Go for AI-Enabled Justice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A few years ago, Joshua Browder created the Artificial-Intelligence enabled app DoNotPay. The objective was to assist friends who had parking tickets. Since then DoNotPay has saved its users $30 million - and created Consumer Revolution 2.0. Call it the robotic version of Ralph Nader.    Nader used the courts and publishing books like "Unsafe at Any Speed" to let consumers know they had rights. Directly and indirectly he educated them on how to push for them.

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Minimalism No Longer Simply Symbol of Lifestyle Cool - 41% Find It Necessity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Opting out of the consumer economy might be bad for GDP growth. After all, the U.S. economy is about 70% consumer-driven. But it has been the ultimate cool lifestyle, at least in some circles. It has been actually fun to learn how to get by with a lot less materialism. Not-spending evolves into a passion. The typical gush is: I live the way I used to when a student. Thanks to that, lawyer Erika Kullberg had been able to pay back more than $200k in student loans in two years. 

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Rosie's 1901, Mobile, Alabama - Ministering to the Soul of Motorcycling (step-thru scooters, too)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anyone who has mastered the science and art of riding a motorcycle knows this: You have to be in the now. Otherwise, you won't survive.    That could account for the spirituality of the motorcycle experience. You are transported into another dimension, one that feels like the soft edges of an angelic presence.    Through research, I encountered an actual shop which ministers to the soul of motorcycling (scooters, too).

Week of August 10th - Planets Indicate It's Time to Process Radical Change, Observes Madame Clairevoyant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could this week bring calm - at least the inner kind? That's what New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant says is possible. Here are her observations about the right timing to process all the disruption human beings on planet earth have been going through. Madame Clairevoyant's insights are a free read. However, as the New York Post reports, myriad other psychics in New York can and do charge big bucks for peeking into the future for us.

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Gig Economy in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tomorrow, the stock market is likely to record this significant legal setback for the gig-economy business model. MarketWatch reports that San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman ordered Uber and Lyft to comply with California AB-5. That law, which went into effect January 1, 2020, mandates that gig workers, with some exceptions, are reclassified as employees. That gives them the rights and protections of employees.

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British TV in Class by Itself - But UK Unemployment Pain Mirrors That of America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who hasn't hunkered down with British television during shelter-in-place? And, since so few things have reopened, we are still clicking it on.    Such premium entertainment.    A past favorite had been "World on Fire," which focused in on a British and a Polish family during World World II.    Of course, part of the plot had been several poignant love stories. One did pan out. 

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