Posts Tagged ‘Colorado’

Air “Bombs”: Gnarly Weather

June 27, 2014

Gnarly Sky Telegraphs Meteorological Air “Bombs.”

Posted this on Tumblr. Sharing here, too. Hey, WordPress, Yahoo is easier:

Mammatus Virga Colorado T-Storm

Gnarly Virga – Mammatus under T-Storm: Windy Downbursts

Gnarly sky under a T-storm.

Rain evaporating in dry air on the way down.

Dramatic, ragged cloud structures.

Potentially dangerous.

Violent wind “air bombs,” gusty downbursts up to 60mph or more possible.

Another view:

Inverted Mammatus Virga J

“Inverted” view Virga – Mammatus Wind Downburst

Same pic using photoshop feature “inverted.”

No rain.

But evaporating rain on the way down rocked my house, like an air bomb.

Airplane travel impacted into Denver International Airport, where a Severe Weather Warning was issued by the National Weather Service.

Air “bombs” – downbursts – are both gnarly and dangerous.

A sight to see.

And feel.

Blown away.

So, now: seeing is knowing.


Twitter: @schwartznow

Digital Hubs:  Here or Here

 

 

Chipotle Needs Beano

May 6, 2014

What’s Wrong With Chipotle?

James Covert writing for The New York Post:

“Proxy advisory firm ISS … blasted lavish pay packages for the Mexican-food chain’s two CEOs, who together earned $58 million last year, capping a a three-year run in which they’ve pocketed a combined $300 million.”

Two CEOs.

$58 million in a year.

On top of that, Chipotle is raising your prices.

Per CNBC:

“Getting a steak burrito bowl? That’ll be 8.3 percent more in New York City. While you’re at it, be prepared to fork over 11.1 percent more for guacamole.”

So, the bosses get more.

And get to charge you more.

What do investors think?

 

Chipotle Stock Pain

That “blue box”? Pain. Investors waiting to break even.

 

Unless you sold Chipotle in February, you’re in pain.

Its stock is broken technically.

Bearish below its 50MA on a daily chart.

Any “long” investor in that “blue box” holds Chipotle stock at a loss.

CEO pay, aside.

Price hikes, aside.

I’m talking business.

And reputation management.

Chipotle’s chart is broken.

$110 off its high.

Chipotle, a Colorado business, needs Beano.

Eat that.

But want to invest?

Consult your advisor.

 

 


Twitter: @schwartznow

Digital Hubs:  Here or Here

 

Starbucks is Sticky

April 8, 2014

I’ve noticed a trend.

Starbucks always trends in Denver on Twitter:

 

Starbucks Trending Twitter Denver

Starbucks trending on Twitter.

 

#UConn I get. NCAA champs.

#TheHobbit – it’s promoted. So, that makes sense.

But Starbucks is “sticky,” too.

Anyone know why?

A strategy, perhaps?

Is it good for the Seattle firm’s business reputation?

Whatever the case, Starbucks “trending” is a trend.

Caffeinated social media at a Mile High.

 

 


Twitter: @schwartznow

Digital Hubs:  Here or Here

 

The Venus Transit: Leadership Lessons

June 7, 2012
Venus Transit’s Insight into Engaging You

One of my passions is deciphering and communicating “tough” subjects…for you, your audiences and representatives.

Science, technology, engineering, investing. Bring on your jargon, equations, stock charts, business-speak. I’m game.

Remarkable events like the #Venus #Transit make such communications easy.

Here’s Venus transiting the wall inside my home.

Venus Transit Colorado

Venus transits inside my home: Spot in oval

Sunshine through binoculars created an oval of light. And then a single spot.

That spot, (oval lower right), is Venus.

My photo was totally unplanned.

I was watching the event on a Google + “hangout” with astronomers from around the globe when the sun made a sudden appearance.

Rushing to seize my moment, I grabbed binoculars and turned them backwards to the sunlight.

Immediately, I saw a bright oval…and, yes, an amazing…dot.

That dot is a planet. Venus. Inside my home. On my wall. In Colorado.

Admittedly, world-class telescopes and filters made for far more spectacular views from NASA’s “live” stream.

Venus Transit NASA TV

Screen Capture and courtesy: NASA TV

There’s something special seeing adults and children around the world use low-tech tactics, such as a pinhole in a piece of paper, to experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

The wonders of discovery delight. With some explanation and understanding, science brings people closer.

The transit of Venus brought the world closer. I observed it on social media tools all day.

The next, such event is set for 2117.

Until then, what are you doing to help connect “us” more deeply with your business, science, technology or explorations?

For now, I’ll avoid advanced theories and practices of applied science or business communications.

But if you’re in high-tech, a startup, R&D, academia, Wall Street, national defense or science, ask, “What could I learn?”

Venus – a planet – catalyzed widespread engagement and shared understanding.

And did so without employing communication tactics such as fear or corporate-speak.

Think about it: A single “dot” connected the world. Captivated a planet.

With the right expertise, so can you.

Be compelling.


%d bloggers like this: