1) We build our culture on virtue not vice. 2) People are not their behaviors.
As for the first, we build our culture on virtue not vice, just like the sun rises in the east not the west. The idea that we can legislatively replace virtue with vice without catastrophic consequences to . . . → Read More: Two pillars in the doorway
Image: © 2012 Alexandra Ionescu, used by permission.
The answer is so simple I’m not sure why it hasn’t been rolled out already.
The answer to what? If, dear reader, you have been blissfully meditating in a cave, far from the madding crowd, Indiana recently enacted their own version of the . . . → Read More: Just another cracked lens?…a fresh perspective on Indiana
RE: Emma Watson’s UN speech launching the HeForShe project.
Greg Portell makes several good points for why & how she has demonstrated qualities of an effective spokeswoman. (UN speech link for convenience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-iFl4qhBsE)
The “residual risk” in the HeForShe message, is that without careful pruning of some key codewords, Emma’s . . . → Read More: Gender equality follows the equality of personhood
This is the long-awaited sequel to “The Risks of Not Learning” part I, which was all the way back in Jan 2012. Simply put: engineers, like farmers, are deeply wedded to objective truth because their work is embedded in the physical world.
As often commented in this blog, “when culture encounters . . . → Read More: Why an Engineer should run your HR: Risks of Not Learning, Part II
[this post continues the message started in With all thy getting, get understanding…]
The IT Security Group Hackformers inspired me to revisit my notes from their outstanding event of 15 March 2013, as we open this new year of 2014.
The Spanish writer Ortega y Gasset made quite a stir . . . → Read More: Ideas Have Consequences
A series of interactions yesterday clarified why I’ve always chaffed at the “membership” programs so prevalent on the web. They are unmistakeably profitable and perhaps it’s not to much of a stretch to remark that they are the dominant form of web-based residual income. For this particular self-styled business expert, their walk didn’t match their talk. That’s the take-away message: I’m for residual income and I’m for membership programs, yet I’d sooner give up chocolate, than own, lead or be a part of, programs that fail to deliver value arising out of the character witness of those involved. . . . → Read More: With all thy getting, get understanding…
Building resilient organizations with exponential improvements in risk discovery requires the optimum blend of high tech and high touch. . . . → Read More: Beware the Experience Trope
The Holy Grail of many businesses is to have a legacy brand, a brand that is iconic beyond their industry. McDonald’s golden arches, Coke’s bottle design, the facebook lowercase f in a bluebox, and others you can surely name meet this test. While DeutscheBank and Crédit suisse are large organizations with cool . . . → Read More: Does Y.o.u.r. Brand Tell a Story?: developing brand richness
We prefer to say yes, we really do. So why do we do distinctively different things that specifically increase purchase friction, (like pay BEFORE register), or things that challenge the whims of so-called elites, by requiring people to qualify for our workshops, seminars and retreats?
It’s really simple: Tough Love. Our transformative . . . → Read More: Why we require people to qualify
Image: Vanguard Bears
A shout out to @Stuperb for inspiring this post from an email.
Popular Science magazine has shut off comments on their website. At issue is not the what but the why. The comment has been made repeatedly by others, most recently by Thomas Sowell, that a class of people . . . → Read More: Popular Science, R.I.P. (updated!)