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Epic Showdown: Tim Cook vs Mike Daisey (with a guest star as well)

This post is inspired by a stint of research into what Apple executives’ reaction was to the “Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”. Even though on a corporate communications level, Apple has responded to the conditions portrayed by Mike Daisey, Apple’s executives shied away from making public statements about Mike Daisey’s allegations…until today… Continue reading Epic Showdown: Tim Cook vs Mike Daisey (with a guest star as well)

Steve Jobs the Jerk?

Clearly I lack creativity.

Regardless, I imagine Steve Jobs had a domineering, “better than you persona”. While I’m sure I could Google his characteristics and find out what his overall tone was,  for the purpose of this script, I am going to refrain from doing so, and go with my instinct.


Me: There has been a lot of upset regarding the treatment of Foxconn workers who manufacture your company’s products. Do you feel as though Apple is responsible?

Jobs: Apple is not the company implementing the harsh working conditions in such factories, nor is Apple the only company whose products are manufactured in these factories. Plenty of our competitors’ products are manufactured under the same roofs, and I do not see them under fire. Continue reading Steve Jobs the Jerk?

Jason DeRulo Talks Dirty to Me

I actually got to meet Jason DeRulo after the concert last week– we talked ethics for a hot sec.

Do you think your goal as an artist is to be the most profitable tour or to express yourself and bring the most joy to your fans? Continue reading Jason DeRulo Talks Dirty to Me

Sushi served on an Ipad-a Dinner with Steve Jobs

The ultimate entrepreneur of our times-the man and the legend. Steve Jobs’ wisdom and business acumen is certainly something that perhaps anyone in tech and beyond wishes to posses. Knowing what made Steve Jobs tick may or may not (probably not) turn me into a tech mogul overnight. However, as a MIDE major, getting a glimpse into the genius of Jobs would be priceless. During a dinner, the three broad questions that I’d ask him are: “Tell me about your youth…your school years, and India.”What are the small day-to-day things that make you successful”” and “how do you inspire and manage?”

Continue reading Sushi served on an Ipad-a Dinner with Steve Jobs

John Mayer

Wow, a very open ended blog post! I love it. I like how this blog is evolving in terms of content and style.

I would have dinner with John Mayer. If you know me at all, this is extremely believable. Despite the flak I may receive from my peers, I stand by my statement. But why John Mayer? Continue reading John Mayer

I am Profoundly Disturbed…

I would hope that the attitudes towards marriage and dating in Japan are not a sign of the future. Japanese culture is very unique, and throughout the video, it seemed like people valued other recreational aspects of their life over a lover because of the  changing attitudes, media, and political culture in Japan.

I found it really interesting that Japanese culture values and accepts artificial reality. The narrator noted that all emotional and sexual phenomena of dating and relationships are replaced by commercial services and products. As an American who has experienced and grew up on traditional relationship values, the Japanese mindset and experiences may seem odd. T

he Japanese value convenience in physical and emotional relationships. This adherence to convenience seems to trump other aspects of life that Americans may value, such as the quest for a soulmate.

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Ryan Duffy, the narrator, exclaims over and over again that he is profoundly disturbed by his experiences. He has every right to be. The commercialization of relationships in Japan contradicts everything Ryan has experienced in his life. This clip is mindbending– it shows the potential of rising social norms and social attitudes on innate  and seemingly rigid concepts like dating. drinking snapping turtle blood seems ridiculous too, but if you grew up in Japan, would it really be that surprising? You have to consider the power of culture before you judge an establishment or action.

This video reminded me of a Donald Glover standup bit, where he discusses dating with different races and cultures, and how they affect our outward demeanors:

And yes, the dominatrix did take a shit and eat it, but it is also important to distinguish between fetishes and socially acceptable mindsets. We will leave it at that.

But how big of an affect does culture really have on dating and relationships?

We can all go in-depth about Bucknell’s hookup culture and how it expedites and twists real relationships. I am always a proponent of doing what you think is the appropriate, or “right” thing. I personally find it interesting to learn all the intricacies of how different subcultures view relationships.
Equally important is to be aware of your surroundings and how they affect other’s perceptions of your actions. For instance, there are unique different taboos and dating rules at Bucknell, which may differ from a school like BYU– I would assume a late night drunk text is more frowned upon at BYU.
Do I think relationships have changed because of the technological age? Yes, but at the core, all relationships are driven by motives such as love and emotion, physical desire. Social norms are responsible for how we act towards each other, and in the case of Japan, if convenience is most important to people, then relationships and dating will be based and judged on their level of convenience.

Is Risk Fun?

We have looked at apple extensively this semester. We can establish Apple is extremely secretive about company operations. We observed how apple distanced themselves from the FoxConn Operations with slickness and panache. We looked in depth about the cult-like consumer culture of apple, especially due to their affinity for alliteration. Just kidding. Continue reading Is Risk Fun?

“The story does not end here…”

This was originally written here.

I have edited a few sentences to reflect changes.


Almost no one calls me in my office.  90% of the calls are my wife or a textbooks ales representative (poor souls- they are ever-optimistic.).

So, when the phone rang two weeks ago, I answered it very informally.  “Unh, hello?”

“Is this Jordi?”  I didn’t have time to realize I should have recognized the voice.  “This is Mike Daisey.”

Mike Daisey Performing

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