Wash your bowl

A monk said to Chao Chou, “I’m new to this monastery. Please teach me.” Chao Chou said, “Have you eaten your rice porridge?” The monk said, “Yes, I have.” Chao Chou said, “Then you better wash your bowl.” At that moment, the monk was enlightened I know what you’re thinking — “that seemed like an [...]

Nurture before you “clean up”

Almost every now and then I bump into a friend or a prospect mailing list woes. The most common complaint that I hear is the “sanitization” of these lists. Here’s the rationale — they’ve got a 100,000 people in their list of which only 5,000 people actually engage. The quarterly newsletter or monthly updates they [...]

Bored? Here’s why you don’t need anything new

Take a deep breath. And think about the entertainment sources all around us. Besides the good ole’ television (which is gather dust in my apartment frankly) we have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, Netflix, YouTube, Blogs, Podcasts and Google (yes, the search engine. You won’t believe how many people are actually obsessed with “searching” something [...]

Context and Content

Was reading a piece about a senior law enforcement office lynched by the mob. Terrible news! It’s ironic as much as it is annoying to have these people who fight (rather whine and complain) about their rights and justice take someone else’s life. It’s disgusting. What’s more? The news site is supported by advertisements, and [...]