Hi Folks –
Just a quick note to let you know BrandFiller will be on hiatus for a while. We’ll still contribute from time to time, but not regularly. We’re leaving up the existing content, so please feel free to browse, read and pass along anything that interests you.
We will be back in a few months!
RJ & the BrandFiller Team
If you’ve got any plans to compete in an upcoming professional sporting event, you may want to check out this list of foods that could make you unwittingly test positive for performance enhancing drugs.
I bet you never thought your bagel could make you test positive for opiates, right? Think again if you’ve got poppy seeds on it. And if you thought that Jamba Juice smoothy was a good idea – no sir; you’d better just have some water or else you could get benched for juicing.
Check out the full article here:
If you have ever sat through a trans-Atlantic flight in a middle seat (as I did about three weeks ago) you might find yourself wondering about how we could make flying a better experience. While it’s unlikely that we’ll see dramatic change the near future, there was a time when America was a bit more creative (optimistic) in its future gazing. Check out this post from the Paleofuture blog (here) for a look at Northrup’s “flying wing” concept.
The only drawback? Not many window seats…
If you’re looking for a little bit of fun this morning, check out VentureBeat’s compilation of April Fools pranks from the tech industry (here). Highlights include a glass-bottomed airplane from Virgin Atlantic (where’s the luggage compartment?), a Microwave from Nokia, treasure maps from Google and cat earphones from Sony.
Happy April Fools day!
By RJ Bardsley
If you get the chance, check out this story in BloombergBusinessweek today about the need for more HR in Silicon Valley (story here). Writer Janet Paskin (@jpaskin) talks about why we need to pay more attention to HR – even in our high tech world where business plans are laid out on cocktail napkins and companies start up in garages.