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Pragmatic Religion

a: Work ~
b: religion

What: "For many men, work is the effective religion, a ritual occupation and inflexible orientation which permits them to imagine that the problem of their personal death has been solved. Unamuno: 'Work is the only practical consolation for having been born.' My own chosen career - its dispersal and multiplication of the self through publication, its daily excretion of yet more words, the eventual reifying of those words into books - certainly is a practical consolation, a kind of bicycle which, if I were ever to stop pedaling, would dump me flat on my side. Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life."

Useful?
Writer: John Updike
LCC: BL
Where:
Date: Oct 18 2013 10:51 AM


Teamwork

a: Teamwork ~
b: ingredients

What:

"Teamwork is like ingredients. It's like how a chef makes a chocolate cake. A chef cannot make a chocolate cake out of a bag of potatoes. It's just not possible. And you cannot make a team that works out of people who like each other or dislike each other or whatever."


Useful?
Writer: Jonar Nader
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 9 2015 6:22 PM


Many Working As One

a: Teamwork ~
b: strands on a broom

What:

With a good broom, all the strands are bound together and moving in the same direction. And a good leader will push the whole thing in the right direction and at an appropriate pace.


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 9 2015 6:26 PM



a: Work experience ~
b: bikini wax

What:

"Work experience is like getting a bikini wax. You want to do it, but you're scared, so a part of you wonders if you can get away with bypassing it all."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 5 2015 5:02 PM


Marketing As Zombie Movie

a: Network marketing ~
b: The Zombie Apocalypse

What: "At first you thought is was just the swine flu again. More news hyped mass hysteria. After all, how can something that's dead contain life?" A discussion of marketing and zombie movies. I guess they overlap.

Useful?
Writer: Micah
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 20 2012 11:44 PM



a: positive work environment ~
b: fertile soil

What:

"Nobody will deny that a positive work environment is fundamental for a sound organization. A positive work environment is like a fertile soil that will help to produce a high quality of products and services."


Useful?
Writer: Ben Tien
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 23 2015 7:38 PM


Finding work on the Internet

a: Finding work on the Internet ~
b: selling your car on Craigslist

What: "Finding work on the Internet is like selling your car on Craigslist. Of your 25 responses, 3 people might really show up. One of them is going to be a pot smoking hippie with no money who will want to barter. One will be a cheap Asian guy that will try to get the car for free and third person will be a middle aged chubby women who will offer to throw in a few favors if you lower the price."

Useful?
Writer: YahooUser
LCC: H
Where:
Date: Jan 14 2011 1:17 AM



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