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Monday Rundown: Says ‘Just Look At It’
It’s Monday, and if you’re new to Quarterlife Man (welcome), you’re new to the Monday Rundown. The Monday Rundown is a compendium of randomness compiled over the course of each week. Enjoy…
––Betcha’ Didn’t See That Coming:
Surprise! Welcome to the new Quarterlife Man.
As QM grows and our vision for making Jesus famous proliferates manly culture, we need to evolve. This is the next evolution. Behind the scenes we have been working very hard to get you the content you need in a manner that is fresh, fun to read, and full of God. This newest version of Quarterlife Man will allow us to do that in a way that is easier than ever before. We will be slowly rolling out new ideas and features as time passes, so be on the lookout for new things. In the meantime, get to know the new site:
“Would you just look at it?”
––While We’re At This Rodeo:
On the subject of site-related musings, what do you want to see? After all, we’re here for you… so let us know your thoughts.
There is no request to large or too small, and we will carefully consider everything. You can let us know in the comments below, on Twitter (@QuarterlifeMan), or if you need some privacy, on email us.
––Speaking Of Email:
Let us pray for you.
We have a prayer team that will lift you up and any requests you may have. Again, no request or praise is too big or too small. We are collective group of brothers and sisters in Christ, and it’s our duty to be praying for each other.
––Looking For A Job?:
Check out this article by Forbes. In diagnosing the interview process, they’ve found that top recruiters only ask three questions:
1. Can you do the job?
2. Will you love the job?
3. Can we tolerate working with you?
It’s that simple, and typically, every other question you’ve seen has been some variant of one of the above questions. Take a read; it’s a goodie.
––Target = Smart + Scary + Analytical:
You want to scare a consumer base? Tell them what they’re going to do before they do it. That’s what Target has done, in another great article by Forbes. Using buyer histories attached to credit cards, Target is able to statistically calculate the chances a woman is pregnant, just based upon the items she buys. It manifests itself here:
[box_light]An angry man went into a Target outside of Minneapolis, demanding to talk to a manager:
“My daughter got this in the mail!” he said. “She’s still in high school, and you’re sending her coupons for baby clothes and cribs? Are you trying to encourage her to get pregnant?”
The manager didn’t have any idea what the man was talking about. He looked at the mailer. Sure enough, it was addressed to the man’s daughter and contained advertisements for maternity clothing, nursery furniture and pictures of smiling infants. The manager apologized and then called a few days later to apologize again.
(Nice customer service, Target.)
On the phone, though, the father was somewhat abashed. “I had a talk with my daughter,” he said. “It turns out there’s been some activities in my house I haven’t been completely aware of. She’s due in August. I owe you an apology.”[/box_light]
That’s pretty crazy, but it also explains Target’s incredible revenue growth over the past ten years. I also love this excerpt, of which the subject I just wrote on recently:
[box_light]So the Target philosophy towards expecting parents is similar to the first date philosophy? Even if you’ve fully stalked the person on Facebook and Google beforehand, pretend like you know less than you do so as not to creep the person out.[/box_light]
“Oh, you like Hillsong? I definitely did not know that. Cool. You know, this date is going swimmingly.”
Oh yes. Life-changing. Dubstep meets Hillsong. Enjoy…
––Favorite Infographic of the Weekend:
Driverless cars in mass production by 2018? That’s only six years away. Only six years.
[box_tip]––C.S. Lewis Quote of the Week:
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.[/box_tip]
Thanks for reading. Enjoy your Presidents Day!
About Jayson SchmidtFounder of the Quarterlife movement. Building an empire for the glory of God and living my dream to make the name of Jesus famous. Get at me on Twitter (@JaysonSchmidt).
Christian Shoddy is Still Shoddy
A tense cloud hovered above the desk that separated us....
- Posted 51 days ago
We Are Not Hoodlums.
I think we've all been there. You've scoured the Christian...
- Posted 52 days ago
Of Hobbits and Angels
After seeing the new Hobbit movie (in 3D nonetheless), and...
- Posted 62 days ago
Rags to Riches and Back to Rags Again
I love a good rags-to-riches story. Sam “Walmart” Walton sold...
- Posted 73 days ago
Are We There Yet?
A few months ago, my family and I moved from...
- Posted 81 days ago
Verse of the Week
––1 Thessalonians 5:21 (ESV)