Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books That Came into My Possession

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s post is about the last ten books that came into my possession. I should admit right off the bat that most of these were gotten at the library. You know your thesis is done when you finally return the library books a … More Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books That Came into My Possession

A Person is a Student is a Customer is a Product is a Thing

Ever wonder why universities have marketing departments? Marketing is a tool for profit maximization. Marketing is what you do when you need to increase your target segment, not when your organization, by its nature, sends potential clients away every year. Ever notice how fiercely universities are engaged in brand management? There are special colors and … More A Person is a Student is a Customer is a Product is a Thing

Thanks a Lot Murakami-San

Haruki Murakami has an advice column, and you can find some great English translations here. The website itself is filled with charming pictures of Murakami himself attending to a host of upright animals. So many of the responses are avuncular and yet harsh and misleading. Death is met with nihilism and the desire for deep-fried oysters. Have a broken heart, Murakami wonders “Who cares?” … More Thanks a Lot Murakami-San