About Ted Timmons

Cat guy, motorcycling nerd.

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  • Ted shared from The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson
    Before the 1980s, logistics was a military term. By 1985, logistics management—the task of scheduling production, storage, transportation, and delivery—had become a routine business function, and not just for manufacturers. Retailers discovered that they could manage their own supply chains, cutting out the wholesalers that had stood between manufacturers and consumers.
    Note: hmm
  • Ted shared from Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
    In another news story, a physician explained that he had graduated from Harvard with the dream of someday receiving a Nobel Prize for cancer research. This was his goal. This was his dream. But a few years later, he realized that several of his colleagues were making more as medical investment advisers at Wall Street firms than he was making in medicine. He had previously been happy with his income, but hearing of his friends’ yachts and vacation homes, he suddenly felt very poor. So he took another route with his career—the route of Wall Street.3 By the time he arrived at his twentieth class...
    Note: hmm.
  • Ted shared from Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
    Howard W. Campbell, Jr., now discussed the uniform of the American enlisted in World War Two: Every other army in history, prosperous or not, has attempted to clothe even its lowliest soldiers so as to make them impressive to themselves and others as stylish experts in drinking and copulation and looting and sudden death. The American Army, however, sends its enlisted men out to fight and die in a modified business suit quite evidently made for another man, a sterilized but unpressed gift from a nose-holding charity which passes out clothing to drunks in the slums.
    Note: us army. heh.
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