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I have been going through a bunch of Keith's old photos and found this one. I haven't run across the item pictured and don't know where the picture was taken. Anyone know what it is?

WeveGotTheMomentum.jpg

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Looks like it might be a lucite block.  Possibly a presentation piece for a promotion?  I’ve never seen that tag line though.  

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Looks like a paperweight given at a corporate awards dinner, promotion or one of those corporate manager brain-washing sessions.

 

Sorry... Blue collar guy talking...Union Shop Steward and all.  Hahaha.

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The "Weve got the momentum!"

Lettering sure looks like Magnavox Odyssey 2 stuff.

Sorry,that's all I've got to offer.😄

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56 minutes ago, cmadruga said:

Man, the decades pass but the corporate buzzwords are the same.

My company is currently all about velocity.  It's a customer focused approach to shift the paradigm while focusing on core competencies 🙄

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16 minutes ago, JasonlikesINTV said:

My company is currently all about velocity.  It's a customer focused approach to shift the paradigm while focusing on core competencies 🙄

DA FU?  i hate corporate bullshitspeak

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24 minutes ago, JasonlikesINTV said:

My company is currently all about velocity.  It's a customer focused approach to shift the paradigm while focusing on core competencies 🙄

Very proactive! Surely a market-back approach is the best way to take it to the next level! It is what it is.

 

(I'm fluent in this stuff.)

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52 minutes ago, Steve Jones said:

DA FU?  i hate corporate bullshitspeak

Then you'd love all the motivational posters in the hallways and cafeteria 😁

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1 hour ago, JasonlikesINTV said:

My company is currently all about velocity.  It's a customer focused approach to shift the paradigm while focusing on core competencies 🙄

Where's the Synergy?

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2 hours ago, JasonlikesINTV said:

My company is currently all about velocity.  It's a customer focused approach to shift the paradigm while focusing on core competencies 🙄

Man,now I gotta go figure out exactly what all that means!

Do you ever wish you could take the company policy and see what velocity you could get throwing out the window?

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1 hour ago, Lathe26 said:

It looks like something Cmart wants in his collection...

Unfortunately, not only do I not have an extra one, I don't even have one. Just the picture.

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28 minutes ago, BSRSteve said:

Unfortunately, not only do I not have an extra one, I don't even have one. Just the picture.

if this is the case he surely wants the picture then

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On 6/5/2020 at 5:49 PM, cmadruga said:

Very proactive! Surely a market-back approach is the best way to take it to the next level! It is what it is.

 

(I'm fluent in this stuff.)

Now you're thinking outside of the box! 

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On 6/5/2020 at 12:58 PM, BSRSteve said:

I have been going through a bunch of Keith's old photos and found this one. I haven't run across the item pictured and don't know where the picture was taken. Anyone know what it is?

WeveGotTheMomentum.jpg

First thing I thought:  "We've got the momentum!  Unfortunately, it's angular momentum."  (Or worse, "downward momentum.")

 

That does look like a neat lucite block.  I wonder where in the timeline that was produced.  If it was 1979, it's optimistic enthusiasm.  Fall 1983?  Futilely clapping for tinkerbell.

 

Speaking of corporate goals that don't work well if taken literally:  At my previous job, management set a goal for our business to grow at twice the rate of our competitors.  I asked what I thought was an obvious question:  "What they're declining?"  I know I sure don't want 2⨉ a negative growth rate...

 

On 6/5/2020 at 2:22 PM, JasonlikesINTV said:

My company is currently all about velocity.  It's a customer focused approach to shift the paradigm while focusing on core competencies 🙄

 

On 6/5/2020 at 2:49 PM, cmadruga said:

Very proactive! Surely a market-back approach is the best way to take it to the next level! It is what it is.

 

(I'm fluent in this stuff.)

 

On 6/5/2020 at 3:44 PM, krslam said:

Where's the Synergy?

 

On 6/6/2020 at 6:52 PM, the1hatman said:

Now you're thinking outside of the box! 

 

Any more buzzwords like that, and I'll have to make you recite the mission statement!

 

 

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3 hours ago, intvnut said:

First thing I thought:  "We've got the momentum!  Unfortunately, it's angular momentum."  (Or worse, "downward momentum.")

 

That does look like a neat lucite block.  I wonder where in the timeline that was produced.  If it was 1979, it's optimistic enthusiasm.  Fall 1983?  Futilely clapping for tinkerbell.

 

Speaking of corporate goals that don't work well if taken literally:  At my previous job, management set a goal for our business to grow at twice the rate of our competitors.  I asked what I thought was an obvious question:  "What they're declining?"  I know I sure don't want 2⨉ a negative growth rate...

 

 

 

 

 

Any more buzzwords like that, and I'll have to make you recite the mission statement!

 

 

That's really cool,thank you for sharing it.

I have actually somehow never seen that before! 👍😎

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6 hours ago, intvnut said:

That does look like a neat lucite block.  I wonder where in the timeline that was produced.  If it was 1979, it's optimistic enthusiasm.  Fall 1983?  Futilely clapping for tinkerbell.

 

Tinkerbell... ha! Otherwise known as the "volume fairy".

 

PS.: I have used the picture below in actual meetings.

 

let's all clap our hands and say "I believe in the volume fairy ...

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That must be the block referred to in the Mattel Electronics page in the History section of the old Blue Sky Rangers' website.  I forgot who it was, but somebody held it at arm's length, let it fall to the floor, looked down at it, and said "Yep."

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9 hours ago, Zendocon said:

That must be the block referred to in the Mattel Electronics page in the History section of the old Blue Sky Rangers' website.  I forgot who it was, but somebody held it at arm's length, let it fall to the floor, looked down at it, and said "Yep."

Are you sure that wasn't on one of the CDs or maybe a video?  I tried finding that anecdote looking at both the Intellivision Lives! Blue Sky section, and the much older Making It Blue Sky section, over at archive.org.  I tried a few date ranges, but no luck.  You might have better luck than I did.

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1 minute ago, intvsteve said:

By the looks I'd guess it's from the handheld heyday, but just because it has that 70s cheese vibe.

That was my guess too.  The "vanishing point" effect and what not just amplify it.  It fits well with the early Keyboard Component marketing video, back when Space Battle was still Battlestar Galactica.

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