Saturday, April 28, 2007

Warning: new management buzzword on the horizon.....

It's "The Dip" (que the soundtrack by Freak Nasty), by Seth Godin.

I don't know what it is about all of the expedition allegory in management theory (think "Crossing the Chasm") but the early reviews indicate a lesson that I need to read up on.

Godin posits that there's a time and a place for quitting. Being one who usually goes until failing with certainty, I could sure use a framework that helps me make more intelligent cut-and-run decisions (and hopefully help me abandon the machismo that makes me avoid this.)

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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