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A “thought of the day”

Putsch

“Does anyone seriously believe the American establishment — Walmart, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, the trustees of Ivy League universities, the major sports leagues, even Brooks Brothers, for God’s sake — would sign on to a movement that genuinely threatened its material … Continue reading

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Seth Godin on Organizing

I’ll tell you a story about how I think about organizing. I went to the engineering school at Tufts for college. One of the classes I took there was an invention design class. Our first assignment was to build a … Continue reading

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The Mantra

From that supposed Welshman, Ianto Watt: Here’s the drill, Private. The American version of Mao’s Chi-Coms are running wild, but only in Sector R (all you FireSign Theatre fans who will understand this allusion). Sector R is colored blue, if … Continue reading

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Krulak’s law

The experience people have with your brand is in the hands of the person you pay the least. Act accordingly. (This involves training, trust, responsibility, leadership, dignity, authority, management and investment. It mostly means seeing the front-line people in your … Continue reading

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When is it Too Soon?

“If we’re holding back because we think someone (or the culture) might not be ready to give us what we want, it’s probably a good instinct. Nobody likes to be hustled. “But if you’re hoping to contribute, particularly if it … Continue reading

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Me and Bill Gibson

I’ve gradually become less of a fan of Gibson, after years of reading one after another of his books. His first few, Neuromancer, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive with enthusiasm, later ones with somewhat less as I actually got … Continue reading

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The More Things Change…

Today (or maybe yesterday, or according to Wikipedia, August 14!) seems to be Kevin Kelly’s 68th b’day. Saw this link to 68 things he’s learned. Some good ‘uns. Paging back through his “Technium” posts, There are a few things I’d … Continue reading

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Not Giving a, er, Darn

“This is what is so admirable. No, not me, dumbass—the overcoming adversity stuff, the willingness to be different, an outcast, a pariah, all for the sake of one’s own values. The willingness to stare failure in the face and shove … Continue reading

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The Forgotten ‘Third’

There is little doubt that Western infatuation with Eastern spiritual disciplines, ostensibly designed to transcend or extinguish the illusion of the ‘Ego’, has reached an impasse. Instead of offering an alternative way to transforming Western consciousness, these disciplines have been … Continue reading

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Pandemic

Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it … Continue reading

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