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Wednesday
Nov232016

Time Flies

The other day we were reflecting that time is accelerating even more while gaining increased momentum.

We could have a discussion that perhaps its all relative to one thing or another, and to various situations, or different stages in life or the business cycle.

At one point we remembered "Tempus Fugit" coined by the Roman poet Virgil who passed away at 19 BC. Yes...tempus fugit is a couple of thousand years old, and resonates more today than with an historical sun dial.

Which at one point or another begs the question...how productive are we with our time? Starting with our own personal time.

Empowered by technology how much "stuff" could we really do in one day (24 hours) and how much stuff are we really doing? 

How much "stuff" do we get involved with, or have to endure that is not productive?

We could keep on going, but you surely get the vector of our thoughts.

Yes...you need to accelerate your usage of time.

 

 

Monday
Jul252016

The Montreal Olympic Games

With all the noise of the upcoming Rio Olympics.

Suddenly 40 years ago there were summer Games in Montreal, in Canada.

Fascinating to see the perspective of folks 40 years later, and yes Montrealers paid for a long time.

From way back in the day with Montreal coming out of Expo 67, it was only normal to host Olympics games a few years later in 1976.

Agreed...the Olympic Stadium that subsequently took years to complete, made a statement back then for a multitude of reasons. While building the stadium was an ongoing saga for a few years prior, and several years later to complete the tower.

The retractable roof...don't go there.

The games were the event of the year in Montreal, securing tickets for any venue at face value was an accomplishment.

GM was the official vehicle supplier to COJO, and there was nothing more Canadian than a Pontiac Parisienne at the time, and probably assembled in Ste.Therese. Obvious that Parisiennes were the car of choice used by COJO.

Imagine for a moment if the Internet and social media existed back then.

The Olympic Village is still there.

Following the Munich Olympics of 1972, the games in Montreal were perhaps a prescient glimpse into the security for any major event on the world stage that attracts millions of eyeballs. The Olympic Village was fenced in during the games guarded by the Canadian Military. The food for the athletes was at a central location under guard.

Yes...time passes for everyone...it was 40 years ago.

 

 

 

Monday
Oct102011

Value of Time

Thought provoking...