business – Fragments Against Ruin http://tonywoodlief.com Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:11:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 An Apple in time http://tonywoodlief.com/2012/08/24/an-apple-in-time/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2012/08/24/an-apple-in-time/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:39:16 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=3455 Another working road trip. My colleague needs a piece of equipment from the Apple store, which is in a mall. The Apple store is swarming with people, but in less than 30 seconds, a salesman comes alongside to take us to what we need. In the Apple store, if you have their app on your …

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It all begins with an apple http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/12/it-all-begins-with-an-apple/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/12/it-all-begins-with-an-apple/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:07:38 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1963 Ordinarily I’m not a fan of government meddling, but sometimes I am ready for a regulation requiring products made in whole or part in China to be labeled as such. Poisoned toothpaste,¬†animal food, infant formula, building products that rot and emit toxic fumes, and now deadly children’s jewelry indicate — as if we needed any …

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Four out of five drug companies, er, doctors, agree http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/05/four-out-of-five-drug-companies-er-doctors-agree/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/05/four-out-of-five-drug-companies-er-doctors-agree/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2010 20:27:48 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1924 Fewer and fewer people favor spanking children, but increasing numbers of us are fine with abusing them via prescription.

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Memo to the Nabisco Food Goliath http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/02/memo-to-the-nabisco-food-goliath/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/02/memo-to-the-nabisco-food-goliath/#comments Sun, 03 Jan 2010 00:14:35 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1891 Dear Nabisco MegaCorporation, Once upon a time there was a delicious little cracker called Harvest Grain. This cracker didn’t ask for much, nothing, really, other than to be crispy and nutritious and delectable in Tony’s mouth. Tony and his Harvest Grains were very happy together. Sometimes Tony would spread a tasty cheese spread on his …

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Back off pal, I’m an M.D. http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/03/30/back-off-pal-im-an-md/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/03/30/back-off-pal-im-an-md/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2009 20:38:27 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1526 “She’s taking it to the chiropractor,” smirked one Newton Medical Center¬†technician to another as my wife waited for them to hand over an x-ray scan of baby Isaiah’s arm. We were twenty hours into an ordeal, sparked the night before when he came wailing to his mother, his arm held tight to his side. She …

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We’re from Congress, and we’re here to help http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/01/07/were-from-congress-and-were-here-to-help/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/01/07/were-from-congress-and-were-here-to-help/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2009 18:28:24 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1312 Let me see if I’ve got this straight. American mega-companies buy shoddy lead-painted toys and chemically poisonous clothes from China, and market them to our children. We stupidly trust the American mega-companies because we have happy memories of the days when you could get killed by a lawn dart or by falling from the top …

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A farewell to Quaker http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/01/03/a-farewell-to-quaker/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/01/03/a-farewell-to-quaker/#comments Sat, 03 Jan 2009 16:08:52 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1294 Dear Quaker Oats Megalith, You might recall that I warned you once before about disguising newfangled “quick” foods as the older, take-an-extra-three-minutes-to-cook-it fare. Well, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, and I hate you double. That’s right, I accidentally bought those pulverized nubbins you call “Quick Oats,” mistaking them for the whole …

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Why People Hate Big Companies http://tonywoodlief.com/2008/08/29/why-people-hate-big-companies/ Fri, 29 Aug 2008 15:39:34 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=981 You’ve probably never heard of Blackstreet Capital Partners, a private-equity fund in Maryland that buys underperforming companies and attempts to make them profitable. And you’ve almost certainly never heard of a company they own, SFCA Inc. But perhaps you’ve heard about infants dying after being strangled in bassinets made by a company once known as …

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Why We Hate IT Companies http://tonywoodlief.com/2008/08/20/why-we-hate-it-companies/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2008/08/20/why-we-hate-it-companies/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2008 19:35:58 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=906 Dear SanDisk Corporation, I have admired your thumb drives from the beginning. They fit in my pocket. No more inadvertantly inserting a data CD in my truck and wondering if I’d accidentally¬†purchased some kind of post-Modern German techno-punk-death metal fusion music. You were providing the public with a much-needed product. But you couldn’t stop there, …

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