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05/18/14
Watch-outs. 54. Merged airline Flight prices, External-success vs. internal-value, Near wins
Filed under: Position Searching, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 8:56 am

We have a changing world, mostly out of our control.
Recently we can find airline prices for one part of a
merged airline be different than that offered from a
second part, although they are the same seat on the
same flight.
David Brooks spoke about a dialog individuals might
be having with themselves later in life, mostly, that
shines a light on perspectives of life.
Finally Sarah Lewis speaks about success in a different
vein where striving for personal mastery and why we might
do a blog like this.

AIRLINE RIDDLES
SOURCE:  S. McCartney, WSJ 5-15-14, Airline Riddles:
the story behind price gaps on flights shared by American
and US Airways,…

While most of us know that airline seat prices for flights
can change from one moment to another based on
market and availability, this article addresses another
interesting phenomenon about the same seat being
sold at different prices by different parts of a merged
airline.  One suggestion in the comments is to use Expedia
to explore reservations.

Interesting reading for cost conscious travelers.

RESUME SUCCESS vs EULOGY VALUES
SOURCE:  D. Brooks, TED Talk:  Should you live by your
resume or your eulogy;
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Modern society features a view, Brooks opines, that favors
cleverness and being a cold calculating person for advantage.
When a different view might be taken to earn the life well
lived.  You go into yourself examining your weaknesses and
wrestle with what you wish to be.

Brooks often writes thoughtfully about thoughts, actions
and consequences.

MASTERY
SOURCE:  S. Lewis, TED “Embrace the near win
Carefully articulate story telling about archers gaining
mastery over an art over time with patience, diligence and
grit.  It is different than the accomplishment of the moment,
called success.

Lewis hits the nail on the head for what professionals seek.

 

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