Archive for April, 2012

Corporate Philanthropy

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Chick-fil-A has recently come across my newsfeeds even though it’s not too new that Chick-fil-A has been supporting things like Focus on the Family. The existence of this knowledge brings about a question. What is my relationship to the philanthropy of Chick-fil-A? One college voted to remove Chick-fil-A from the campus.

My gut reaction is that corporations should strive to be more value neutral. There are causes I believe in which might seem divisive or disagreeable to others. Specifically, I think evolution must be taught in schools and I think educating each other is the highest value. Educating people is a really touchy subject because what is important about education is different to different groups and none of us want to be brainwashed. I don’t want to learn about homeopathy; Liberty University wants people to learn fake science.
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Stress

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Look, I don’t mind a nice variety of obstacles all at once. As a matter of fact, I enjoy that. But it does put a damper on my blogging frequency or the energy I have to put up potentially controversial one sided arguments to remind you how important it is that we all think like me. Warning, sarcasm.

Over the next few months:
I will relocate to Tennessee.
I will begin an accelerated masters program designed to earn me a Masters of Engineering and a Masters of Business by the end of May 2013.
I will continue to address the software concerns of a new to me department at work.

And while I’m doing that I’m going to find a way to manage the facts like:
My kids still live in Virginia.
I don’t have a lot of cash on hand.
My girlfriend needs a place in all of this, too.

I guess this blog post is a note to the world that for one period of time, I’m not relaxing while I think about all the ways the world could have been. From now until about June 2013, I’ll be juggling several things at once in the hopes that it launches a lucrative next stage of my career when I convert all that momentum into company focused problem solving.

Wish me success and a large salary. I didn’t win the Mega millions last week so I’m taking the long route.

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