Taking Sides

Why would a supplier of services, like me, ever want to take sides in a business fight?

It’s in my best interest to continue supplying my services to all sides of the fight – as long as I remain neutral and do not take preference on any side. I sell to all at the same price with the same quality.

It’s their problem if their end-product ends up being priced markedly differently.

I shall continue to sell my services at the same price and quality to all parties involved. If they think that they can find someone better than me to do the job, it’s a free market.

Laissez-faire and all that.

My PSC Communications

Wow, I just came across the email communication between the High Commission and I, that I presented to the Parliamentary Select Committee on elections – posted on our parliament website, archived for all posterity! They did not even bother to redact my email address but they did leave out most of the information. I submitted 10 pages but they only kept the most relevant ones, the initial and last communique.

Take Action

You don’t get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action. Whether it’s building a better car or building a better future for our children, we all have a role to play. That’s the challenge I’m raising in this book. It’s a call to ‘Action’ for people who, like me, believe in America. It’s not too late, but it’s getting pretty close. So let’s shake off the crap and go to work. Let’s tell ’em all we’ve had ‘enough. – Lee Iacocca

I like that quote for a simple reason, I believe in it.

Garmin in Volvo

My car us presently in the workshop for some bodywork and I have been driving one of my sister’s cars these last few weeks. A fortnight ago, I was driving around in her Volvo and found that my Garmin GPS was acting up and constantly losing touch with the satellites.

Just to be clear, the same GPS works well in the other cars that I’ve driven – Hyundai, Honda, Nissan, etc. It just does not work very well in the Volvo. I don’t know for certain why but I am just guessing that the already weak GPS signals are being weakened further by the thicker skin of the car.

Whatever the reason, I now know that it’ll be a small concern for me if I ever plan to buy a Volvo in the future but that’s unlikely to happen as I didn’t like the drive.