Saturday, October 18, 2014

How We Learn So Many Things That Aren't True

by Rachel Hoyt

Sometimes the plain facts
Don't seem enough;
Sometimes one reacts
By adding fluff;
Sometimes the teachers
Teach what they want;
Sometimes the preachers
Want words that daunt;
Sometimes what we know
Just became true
Because the "facts" flowed
From them to you.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

When Loving Your Job is Like Joining a Cult

The Corporate Personality
by Rachel Hoyt

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It's all for one - a single goal:
endear our product to your soul.
We found it was love at first sight.
We know that you'll see we were right.
We sometimes work from dusk to dawn
(if you count camp outs on the lawn).
We love rare beats and ethnic foods
and how emoji boost our moods.
We hate to wear our shoes indoors
(and thus also hate cold tile floors).
We banned memos, don't use voicemail,
and have greeters who wag their tails.
A family, we grow as one -
each bullets in a loaded gun.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Some say the "best" way to build a small business
is to act like a cult leader and embrace prejudice.

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