Maggie Ruvoldt

Apr 25 2014
fastcompany:

A Tweeting Vending Machine Shames You Into Not Eating Crap 
The problem? No one really wanted to share their candy-buying habits. “People got angry—playfully—with the Twitter account that sends the messages,” Hayward says. “They’d say things like ‘I thought this was our secret, why are you telling everyone I bought snacks?’”
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[Image: Vending machine via Lissandra Melo / Shutterstock]

I remember a friend of my mother’s, for a short time, had a device in her fridge that would play a recording when she opened the door.  It said something like “You’re eating AGAIN? Close the door.” and other shaming comments to help with her diet.  This takes that to a whole new social (or anti-social) level.

fastcompany:

A Tweeting Vending Machine Shames You Into Not Eating Crap 

The problem? No one really wanted to share their candy-buying habits. “People got angry—playfully—with the Twitter account that sends the messages,” Hayward says. “They’d say things like ‘I thought this was our secret, why are you telling everyone I bought snacks?’”

Read More>

[Image: Vending machine via Lissandra Melo / Shutterstock]

I remember a friend of my mother’s, for a short time, had a device in her fridge that would play a recording when she opened the door.  It said something like “You’re eating AGAIN? Close the door.” and other shaming comments to help with her diet.  This takes that to a whole new social (or anti-social) level.

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Jan 16 2012

Favorite Word

Words are incredibly powerful.  More so than we often realize.  They can cause rifts and repair them.  They can change meaning as they leave one person’s mouth and enter another’s ears.

My favorite word is "Possbilities".  Not singular- possibility.  But plural - "Possibilities". I like to think about having lost of options rather than just one.  ”Possibilities” opens up the world before us.  

There is a great article on Inc.com that is trending right now.  It revisits a classic 25 word definition for the word “entrepreneur”.  It finishes with “Figure out the best conceivable option and then make it available.”  

Imagine life’s possibilities if we applied that not just in entrepreneurship and business but everywhere in our lives.

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My favorite place

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A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

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"It’s important that you believe in at least one thing in your life. It’s important that one thing is yourself." ~ Scotty Egan Ruvoldt (my mother) 

"It’s important that you believe in at least one thing in your life. It’s important that one thing is yourself." ~ Scotty Egan Ruvoldt (my mother) 


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