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What Makes People Tick?

Monday, April 21st, 2014 by Mark Stevens

This week I was interviewed by NPR’s Marketplace program on the reason men would buy a fancy new Gillette razor for $15 or so when they could easily get a damned good shave for less than a buck.
Although the question appears to be sound, it is–to my thinking–rather naïve. In the vast majority of cases, [...]

Changes in Store for Unconventional Thinking

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Tommy Jay

I’m Unconventional Thinking admin Tommy Jay. I’ve been working with Mark to coordinate his blogs. Lately, we have been talking about all the different things blog platforms can now do. With that in mind, we decided it’s time to overhaul this Unconventional Thinking blog on MSCO’s website to be more reflective of the strength of [...]

It Gets Ugly Out There

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Mark Stevens

My mom is dying. Of old age, yes! But a sad and lost 93-year old blind woman crying because life is slipping away doesn’t get poetic because she’s had a full life.
People I trusted greatly turned out to be lying with nearly every word. Yes, trust can be a form of naïveté but sometimes it [...]

My Day With Bill Gates

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by Mark Stevens

In the spring of 1990, I traveled to Redmond to spend time alone with Bill Gates on the Microsoft campus. To give you an idea of how fast the world changes, when I told people who I was visiting , the near unanimous response was “Who’s that?”
When I arrived, the scene was surreal and paradoxical. [...]

Chasing Cars–Revisited

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by Mark Stevens

The first time I wrote about this song it was a smash hit from a still unknown band. A true reflection of the artistic power of a three minute piece of music that flies round the world at the speed of love.
I was in a different place. Another universe. Wondering what it meant. Wanting it [...]

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