The past three months as a consultant for three communications companies of various sizes at three stages of growth (none of them Level three) have been an enriching learning experience. I’ve met different people, experienced dissimilar corporate cultures and learned diverse concepts. My commute has ranged from a stroll out of bed to a struggle with I-25 to sacrificial air travel on the redeye. The range in systems, processes and red tape is vast, yet, despite all their variety, these companies have one thing in common. Keurig. The coffee pod company with a Dutch-inspired name is taking-over the world. Am I the only one who sees a SciFi horror film plot unfolding here? Alien name, pods as the delivery mechanism… Their thinly veiled world domination ploy became apparent to me as I was Christmas shopping at Costco. A wall of Keurig as high as the eye can see. Then again, nothing goes better with donuts than free coffee. Cheers!
Friends, I don’t know about you, but my household tends to use things a tad beyond their reasonably useful life. Cars, razors, pillows... heck, we squeezed the last BTU out of our home’s 25 year old thermostat —15 years is for rookies. This week we bid our fire pit farewell. Structurally unstable and rusted to the core, this contrivance was well on its way to returning to the soil. Memories of s’mores, cigars and shared spirits come rushing back, as does the six foot tall cardboard peach burned atop it, which caused the first stress fractures in the waning days of 2019. Good times! I suppose nothing lasts forever, but memories can add a sense of permanence to the fleeting. So go, grab a donut and make some new memories!! Happy Friday!