MTC™ Management Seminars

OK!  What a great group.  I can see a lot of potential here.
Welcome to MTC™.  Over the next few days,  we hope you’re going to learn things.  You’re going to learn things about yourself that even your mother doesn’t know.  And, more important, you’re going to learn things about other people.  You’re going to learn the 5 things that make them tick,(pause)  and the 3 things that make you tick.  We’re going to find the barriers that will block you from attaining your goals and, brick by brick, we’re going to dismantle them, put them in the truck, drive them to the landfill, tip the bed and slide the rubble into a pile, smooth it with a loader and cover it with topsoil.  (heads in the audience are nodding in agreement).  And you are going to change.  You will become arrows, streaking directly to your targets!  No more of this floating around like a balloon;  (in a childish voice) “I don’t know…I should have done so and so…what if I screw up.”  Let the other people be the balloons.  We want to be the arrows.  Right through them.  Pop pop pop.
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CS/VFM Technology

New carbon-based storage/communications technology promises cheap, permanent archive and retrieval of text and graphics.
June 27, 2009, Chapel Hill, NC —  At first glance, Dr. Buli Safid’s lab on this quiet NC campus seems like the last place you’d expect find a game-changing innovation like CS/VFM.  There are no bubbling retorts, no oscilloscopes and most conspicuously, no computer screens.  But it is in these unassuming surroundings, strewn with sheets of the material he calls “vegetable fiber mat” that he and a small group of dedicated students have created the most important advance in information technology since Gutenberg.
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