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Johnny Cab… It’s Electric

I was watching CNBC as they began to discuss rumors that Apple was working on introducing cars to the market. The host of the show was interviewing an analyst about the possible news. A picture flashed on the screen of CEO Tim Cook, as he appeared to be climbing out of a car.

The analyst went on to say that maybe Apple would introduce an electric car to the market in a matter of weeks. He indicated that maybe Apple had been secretly getting it ready to compete with Tesla and their electric cars. Then, he mentioned that the cars might be even “driverless”.

A few days later, Apple announced that they expected to start delivering electric cars in 2019. (Wall Street Journal) They did add that these cars will require a driver, but should be compatible with its other products.

Right now, there are cars that can assist you in parallel parking. When I heard that analyst on Apple, I wondered what personal injury would be like with a bunch of cars on the road… without drivers.

I remember an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Total Recall, where you could jump into a waiting taxi called Johnny Cab. IMG_0309

In the movie, the writers summed up a car “without a driver”.

 

  • Johnny cab: Hello I’m Johnny cab, where can I take you tonight?
    Doug Quaid: Drive, drive!
    Johnny cab: Would you please repeat the destination?
    Doug Quaid: Anywhere, just go, GO!
    Johnny cab: Im not familiar with that address, would you please repeat the destination?

So, I guess I should also wonder if Johnny Cab has insurance. Yes… the future is in the future! Does that sound like Yogi Berra?

And for pic o’ day, here is some happiness:

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Business on a Handshake

Every Tuesday night, on CNBC’s new show “The Profit”, millionaire Marcus Lemonis makes a monetary offer to be involved in rescuing a failing business.  He requires the principals to allow him to be fully in charge for one week. Then, the show follows that week of change and turmoil. He does all his business deals by handshake agreement. (story here) There is no written contract.

animal handshake

I highly recommend the show because it has solid business principles and also reminds you of the reasons that some businesses just don’t make it. Separately, it is amazing to see a successful business man who still does business on the contract of a handshake. The pasted story gives some reminder of the history of business by handshake. Plus, it also is a reminder of the good old days… when someone’s word was their bond!

Did you know that a group of kangaroos is called a mob?

 

And for pic o’ day… it’s all about math:

math problem

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