Fortuitous Bouncing

Winter sure came fast here in Portland. Just over a week ago it was 71* and this entire week its been right around 50*. I guess its better than the below freezing weather everyone in the midwest and northeast has already.

I’ve had a crazy week at work so this list is a bit shorter than usual.

  1. Did you see LeBron’s Nike ad that came out a few weeks ago? Here’s a clever response from the city of Cleveland.
  2. OHSU Bike Commuter Injury Study: “Approximately 20% of bicycle commuters experienced a traumatic event and 5% required medical attention during 1 year of commuting.”
  3. Just what the world needs, another insanely tall statue of Jesus to attract tourists. “This is the culmination of my life’s work as a priest.” Really a statue? I mean, really?
  4. Camel sure is trying hard with their marketing of cigs. Check out this ad trying to get hipsters riding fixed gear bikes into smoking.
  5. I really enjoyed watching the Matt Lauer interview with George W. Bush that aired Monday night on NBC. I’m hopeful history will be kind to a man who was rarely given the benefit of the doubt in his decisions. Here’s a great review of Bush’s book that is coming out.
  6. Look no further than here for one of the best marriage retreats I’ve ever heard of.
  7. Kristof of the NY Times: “The richest 1 percent of Americans now take home almost 24 percent of income, up from almost 9 percent in 1976…C.E.O.’s of the largest American companies earned an average of 42 times as much as the average worker in 1980, but 531 times as much in 2001. Perhaps the most astounding statistic is this: From 1980 to 2005, more than four-fifths of the total increase in American incomes went to the richest 1 percent.” Full article here.
  8. Seth Godin is a much smarter man than myself: “For far too long, leadership has been about management and management has been about control.”

Enjoy your weekend.