for all the cheese in china

And so if a sandwich costs $500 in Australia one must have a cunning strategy to get the money if one was to make a re-entrance. Since I’m fully trained in psychology I was thinking about where that intersects with the great river of money-flow in corporate wastages. That being named ‘psychometrics’. I often scorn business practices here in korea for their top-down approach and associated inefficiencies but truth be told, there are aspects of western corporate habits that are just as kooky. Like expensive team-meeting lunches at expensive restaurants. I’m sure most of the people there would prefer to just have a sandwich at their desk and then go home early with the time they didn’t waste.

Here’s the first two questions from my psychometrics test that evaluates team-members personalities. The information gathered from this can better sort workers into the areas they should be working in.

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2. In 500 words or more, equate yourself, as you understand you, with a type of cheese.

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[Of course, in a proper test you wouldn’t be able to see what answer other people chose. This questionnaire question is limited by the physics of the internet. These are just the first two questions. More will appear forthwith. It’ll be expensive for corporations to purchase my collation and interpretation of the data but worth every cent, in my opinion.]

hmm, looks like the poll doesn’t work. better fix that.

Pound on this

I happened to get my hands on some british pounds stirling the other day and noticed that they sported the likes of Charles Darwin and Adam Smith.
It’s true that Britain may not be able to win it’s way out of a paper bag competition these days, but in their time have produced some fairly gangsta kinds of gangsters. Darwin, literally the Godfather of science — and when I say godfather I mean the, “Godfather I have a stone I¬† my shoe” kind. Adam Smith is of the same calibre except swap science for capitalism. You can’t point to too many other people with a name as seemingly mundane as Adam Smith who still manage to evoke as much feeling as he does, and the feeling is usually _not good_.

Look at america  in comparison Рthey have people who were famous for not much more than being american. A kind of self-publicising, self-pumping-trumping kind of thing. Franklin; owned the company that employed a guy who tested out various filaments til he came across the right one that would work in a lightbulb. Franklin; an oldtimey version of Steve Jobs. Maybe america should get honest with itself and put steve jobs on one of its bills. And get popular and put Tony Hawke, pro-skater on another. Paris Hilton & Britney Spears together on the fi dollar.