A few years ago I started a company to do some website building (gvs). When it was just me we didn't have any "HR" or "Accounting" process really because it was...just me. Our project process was really messy and I didn't necessarily bill hourly, nor flat fee, nor...whatever. Now we're a little more serious. We've got serious benefits, it's a team of 5 people, we do pretty solid work for a lot of different top tier companies.
That said, I found these two documents as I went through some old files today. These are from a company I worked in 7 years ago that was a startup, but had some serious "process" so they could feel like they were a real company. GVS is not now and probably never will be this kind of "serious."
I mean seriously. Look at how much time must have been wasted on that. And I get that a "holiday" list without some sense of design input is just plain depressing, but I don't think the clipart really got anyone into a festive mood.
My mom is wicked smart. When I was a kid I would often say "I'm sorry" in a manner that wasn't good enough for her. She had a formula for how to apologize and amazingly enough it has proven enormously valid and useful. One drawback for me is now that I've been trained in how to apologize I insist on receiving apologies in this format from other people. They're not always so ready to do this and are sometimes genuine in their apology without doing the whole system, but usually I can recognize that and move on. Usually.
|Country||Specific Location||Departure Date||Length of Stay|
|Mexico||Mexico City, Chiapas||2009/04/15||1 week (yay swine flu!)|
|Chile||Arica, Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Osorno||2009/01/01||2 weeks|
|Peru||Cuzco, Tacna||2009/03/15||1 week|
|Bolivia||La Paz, Salt flats (Southwest)||2009/03/05|
This is a pretty simple recipe:
- 1 sweet potato
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- Dash of cinnamon (to taste)
- Dash of curry (to taste)
- Dash of salt
Peel and cube the sweet potato and then boil the sweet potato for 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain away the water, add butter and potato to a mixing bowl and smash and blend as you would regular mashed potatoes. This serves as a side dish for 2 to 3 people.
- 1 cup beef bullion
- Peel a couple of potatoes and cube them
- Peel carrots and make them bite sized as well
- Add a couple of chopped hunks of celery
- Dredge the beef "stew meat" in flour/salt/pepper and sear it in a hot frying pan
- Pour on chopped tomatoes
- Cubed onion
- Bay leaves, oregano, taragon, cilantro?
- Red wine
Pour it all in the crock pot, with veggies on bottom, and cook for 2-4 hours until the meat is really tender.