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Archive for March, 2014

7 Unconventional Behaviors of Inspiring Leaders

Monday, March 31st, 2014

I have seen this in action, and agree with every point.  If you watch successful leaders you will see how well this works to both encourage others and to inspire a following of that leadership. From Ekaterina Walter, via LinkedIN – 7 Unconventional Behaviors of Inspiring Leaders Great Leaders – Couldn’t care less about conventional […]

Flora Indiana

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

My hometown – the local economic development group organized and orchestrated this lipdub effort to the tune of John Mellencamp’s “Small Town” and “Pink Houses.”  If your eyes are sharp, you can see me somewhere in the first song (hint – it’s before 2:30). Nice job and kudos to the team:

200 Years of American States – Watch U.S. Grow

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Awesome to see the development over time – From Reddit MapPorn. Click on the image for a larger view

Refunds for 2010 expiring SOON!

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Another report from the IRS notes that $760M in refunds from 2010 are unclaimed because taxpayers have failed to file a return.  The table identifies available refunds by state, with California (not unexpected) leading the pack with an estimated 86,500 taxpayers and a potential payout of $69M.  Texas is a close second with 80,600 taxpayers […]

2014 March – IRS Filing Statistics

Monday, March 24th, 2014

More than half of all individual tax returns have been received as of March 14, 2014. 2014 FILING SEASON STATISTICS Cumulative statistics comparing 3/15/13 and 3/14/14 Individual Income Tax Returns: 2013 2014 % Change Total Receipts 74,882,000 75,100,000 0.3 Total Processed 69,153,000 73,157,000 5.8 E-filing Receipts: TOTAL 68,029,000 68,966,000 1.4 Tax Professionals 40,117,000 39,413,000 -1.8 […]

SuperCut of Christopher Walken Dance Moves

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Who knew there were so many?  Dance moves in 57 movies over 37 years.  Awesome.   Of course, you can’t miss the all-time best video of CW dancing:  Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice:  

The World’s Largest Model Train Exhibit

Friday, March 14th, 2014

My kids think I’m weird, but I enjoy visiting model train exhibits when we travel.  I’m surprised and charmed by the attractions that tuck a model train exhibit into the mix.  Chicago’s Botanic Gardens Model Railroad Garden is one.  Of course The Great Train Story model train at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry can’t […]

Don’t Believe the Internet

Friday, March 7th, 2014

One of my pet peeves is wrong and uninformed statements put out on the internet as fact.  You used to find it in those annoying, pervasive “email forwards” of some stupid rumor. (Or, maybe it’s just that the people on my contact list know better than to send me those forwards because I immediately go […]