Monthly Archives: June 2005

Rhetorical questions that shouldn’t be

Ever notice how some people often ask rhetorical questions that shouldn’t really be? In other words, they ask a question and then don’t either wait for an answer or care about the answer even when they should. In the English-speaking … Continue reading

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Review: Suden Vuosi

Virpi Hämeen-Anttila’s Suden Vuosi (literally the Year of the Wolf, but AFAIK it hasn’t been translated) was this summer’s first fictional book that I read; my wife accidently picked it up from the library and recommended it to me after … Continue reading

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Ever heard of a shower?

Ever noticed how some people have apparently never heard of of personal hygiene, taking a shower, soap and all that good stuff? I recently encountered one at the workplace cafeteria – of all places! This guy smelled so terrible that … Continue reading

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On competent jerks and lovable fools

The latest issue of Harvard Business Review had one interesting, albeit a little light article titled “Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools and the formation of Social Networks” by Tiziana Casciaro and Miguel Sousa Lobo. It’s about how we choose those who … Continue reading

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