Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I'd be remiss after that last post if I didn't include a link to Jim Collins' excellent web page. I'm an especially big fan of his audio clip - they're in permanent rotation on my iPod.

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tompeters! management lessons

Though I'm far more partial to Jim Collins, Tom Peters has established a reputation for providing management behaviour insight. Great (free) compilations of his lessons are posted at this page that you might want to check regularly.

I'm most partial to the 'This I BelieveS" at the bootom of the page.

Any of these articles make for good plane reading, or to be pulled out and dusted off once a year as a reminder.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006 U.S. versus U.K.

Though I'm skeptical about anything originating from Paul Krugman, I find this article from Malcom Gladwell very interesting and worth commenting.

Gladwell/Krugman use the finding that in spite of far greater spending on healthcare, Americans are on average less healthy than Britons.

The conclusion in the article is that it's because Americans are far more stressed. I won't argue with that, but am surprised that no one is using the article to argue about a different healthcare system for the US, as the UK is a single-payer (nationalized) system.

Thoughts? U.S. versus U.K.

With my new friends on the Great Wall of China

With my new friends on the Great Wall of China
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World sun clock

Uncommon Man's Creed

"I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon -- if I can. I seek opportunity -- not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I wish to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole, I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master, nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud, and unafraid, to think and act for myself, to enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, "this I have done." All this is what it means to be an American." -- Anonymous