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Don Sniegowski
Attended University of Southern California
Lives in Lexington, KY
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Playful poems about what goes on in a dog's head:
What must our dogs be thinking when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner lives of two very different companions. It’s a charming short talk, perfect for taking a break and dreaming …
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Cute.



My dog loves me.
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I had a similar experience with Ben & Jerry's in which fairness trumped their desire to increase revenue.
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Former AMC auto dealers, remember your now-defunct franchisor American Motors Corp, whose chief core competency seemed to be squeezing more money from its lenders right as it stayed off bankruptcy? Well, here is Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza enjoying a ride in one of the old cars.

After the ride, they share a coffee at a local independent diner. Sorry, Denny's, Dunkin' or even Starbucks. The franchise theme, if I can pull a grasshopper out of an anthill, stops at AMC.
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I've been there. Sat there. But not seen it through ancient eyes. Here is a fascinating discussion on Ancient Athens that gives insights to us moderns.
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I'd like to go.
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How the Wolf of Wall Street vs Prodigy freed publishers from defamation lawsuits of posters and commenters on the Internet.
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13,000+ lobbyists in Washington with $3.5 billion.
Washington is in a period of reform stagnation. Here is a way to fix the gridlock.
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For franchise owners who live in a world full of hungry attorneys, and franchisors, mistakes mean lawsuits. The franchise industry,  in which the statistics that I have seen show mainly franchisors suing franchisees, has armies of specialized attorneys ready to pounce. There is also the factor of franchisor employees. Employees want to keep their jobs so they tend to ignore or downplay any mistakes that they have made as they push for incremental change to benefit their employer.

In short, what can be seen to the observer is that the franchise industry practices Management by Covering Your Ass (MBCYA). But they are not the only ones. If franchising is bad, doctors can face even larger consequences for making mistakes in medicine - maimed or even dead patients.

What is unfortunate is that we humans often experience new approaches and solutions after we make mistakes. The problem is if we live in a bubble and cannot or will not acknowledge our faults, we are doomed to the repetition of the faulty and stagnation.

This Podcast explores the importance of human beings making mistakes and the costs of ignoring those mistakes. I plan to listen to it several times over the coming weeks and months in hopes that its message will distill down deep into my soul and psyche.
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California franchisees are featured in this video, one of several clips to be used online and in radio spots. They ask for passage of Senate Bill 610 to tighten up existing franchise law.

These brave individual franchise owners appear in public to ask for something their franchisors do not want at great peril to their business and livelihood.
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Good thoughts on presenting...
How to give a presentation that customers, colleagues, and co-workers, will talk about long after you're done talking.
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Do small businesses really need their own Small Business Administration? Obama says no. So do some Congressmen.
Obama has proposed lumping the SBA in with other departments. Now, some Republicans are on board.
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American Slang by Lazy Desperados
"Somewhere between that setting sun, I'm On Fire and Born To Run" - Eric Church -
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The Drawbacks Of Delivery Drones May Outweigh The Benefits http://flip.it/A0R94
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Five Guys focuses on better burgers and fries and it shows. They get these right. It's about as good a burger as one can eat in a fast food chain. This location is particularly well run: service with a smile, fast, juicy burgers and spotless. Kudos to the owner for running a tight ship. My favorite menu item? I typically order a little bacon burger, onions, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato with A-1 sauce. Mmm.
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People drive for miles to eat at this famous bar-b-cue pit stop. In fact, you should see the size of the pit. I did. I was lucky enough for the owner to give me a one-on-one guided tour. My favorite dish? Have to name three: pulled pork, spare ribs and a slice of coconut pie.
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This Chinese restaurant is as good as it gets in Kentucky. It is "Yatlau", or worthy of first floor status as they say in Cantonese. Along with their other Cantonese dishes, the Oriental serves bite-sized delicacies, "dim sum", which is rare in these parts. If you are here, forget the faux-Chinese General Tso Chicken that every Chinese chef has had to learn to please North American customers. This is the place that you can be rewarded for exploring real Chinese food. My own favorite dish is the beef brisket noodle soup. Mmm.
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