20200727 Factoid: Kirkland Brand Better than the Name Brand

Did You Know This… Factoid? — 20200727

A collection of unusual facts, trivia and minutiae harvested from the Internet and other places of intrigue.

Factoid – 20200727

“Factoid: A brief or trivial item of news or information.”


Costco’s Kirkland brand items are as good as or better than the name brand item in any given category and often manufactured by the name brand company!

 

Adam Keesling explains why the assertion above is true and how he reached that conclusion:

“The answer is this: they get the best manufacturers in the world — who already have products on Costco shelves — to make Kirkland products. Yeah, you read that right. While customers might not know it, Kirkland products are often made by the same manufacturers who make the branded products that sit next to them on the shelves.”

It is a fascinating story and you can read it HERE – How Costco Convinces Brands to Cannibalize Themselves: An unlikely marriage where both sides win.

 
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Did You Know This… Factoid? — 20200719


A collection of unusual facts, trivia and minutiae harvested from the Internet and other places of intrigue.

Factoid – 20200719

“Factoid: A brief or trivial item of news or information.”


The fact that Humpty Dumpty is an egg is never mentioned in the original text of the story!


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.


Read more trivia about Humpty Dumpty HERE

 
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Commit, Motivate, Succeed!


action precedes motivation

If you are a regular reader of JBRish, you know that I collect and enjoy good quotes. I have been a quote collector for more than fifty years. When I was in teaching, I used quotes to stimulate dialogue at the beginning of my lessons.

I am always searching for that next best quote whether it be from an ancient pundit like Plato, a well-known author like Mark Twain or just someone who managed to capture an idea in a way that I found stimulating, poignant or motivational.

I recently discovered Benjamin Hardy’s post, These 20 Pictures Will Teach You More Than Reading 100 Books, mainly because it had potential to be a source for a few good quotes. Much of the time an article like this will have a few good quotes indented and set off to help make a point, but this study captured me. While looking at some of the quotes, I began to read the supporting exposition and I was hooked!


Behavior drives motivation.

If you want to understand the psychological underpinnings of how you (and anyone else) can accomplish their goals, I believe this article will start you on your way. I dare say, it might be one that you will refer to over and over. A major hypothesis is that you can’t wait for inspiration. You need to create it through your actions.

Hardy uses an example of some perceived music greats to make a point:

For example, among the 50 greatest pieces of music ever created, six belong to Mozart, five are Beethoven’s, and three Bach’s. But in order to create those, Mozart wrote over 600 songs, Beethoven 650, and Bach over 1,000.**

I find this to be very true. As humans, I think we are conditioned to focus on the great achievements, casting aside all of the failures and hard work it took to get the final point of success. As Robin S. Sharma points out, “Every master was once a beginner.” Likewise, we often focus more on our few failures than our many interim successes.

Another factoid from the article that I found fascinating follows:

In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the average person has between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before.**

That is a multitude of brain power delivering all those thoughts. We then should ask: What happens to all those thoughts? Why are we having the same thoughts day after day? In the article Benjamin Hardy explains what is happening and how it might apply to you.

If you are a creative person and you want to be motivated and inspired, I highly recommend this reading. I think you will be glad that you did!


You make or break your life before 8am

** The pictures and quotes are printed here courtesy of the original article linked above!

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STATUS QUOtes — Picture Quote — 20180526

Today’s Picture Quote


“There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” Morpheus – The Matrtix

Via

 
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