The Participation Company team is composed of penultimate professionals, who also happen to be very human beings. Not everything that we think is interesting and important enough to share with you can be classified into the other, more professional categories.

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So, That’s It

We’re way over-surveyed and it drives me a little nuts. I don’t want to “provide my customer experience to help them serve me better” every time I buy a pack of gum at 7-11. Online reviews especially have gone overboard and I ignore ’em . . . unless I have ...
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I Like Washing Dishes

This might sound weird, but I’ve always liked washing dishes by hand. I worked as a dishwasher and busboy at a local fancy restaurant in high school and I liked the dishwashing part more than bussing. I know that machines are more water efficient and I use mine all the ...
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Like a Kardashian

I encounter teenage girls fairly frequently (that sounds a lot creepier than I intended) and I have found – not universally, but quite often – that they have a rather unusual speaking affectation. I’ve often found this particular sound coming out of them a little weird, but sort of dismissed ...
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The Rule of Three Strikes Again

We’ve talked a lot about the rule of threes in the past; it pops up in literature, communication, survival, photography – oodles of places. When you are trying to get a point across, you are best served and most successful when you think in terms of three. Don’t believe me? ...
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