Gender equality follows the equality of personhood

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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 speech launching HeForShe is just ...

Why an Engineer should run your HR: Risks of Not Learning, Part II

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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 physics, physics wins.” Toyota ...

Ideas Have Consequences

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[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 with his assertion: “Yo soy ...

With all thy getting, get understanding… 1

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From second to segue From magic moment to meaningful movement From poignant pause to powerful proposal for progress We change our level of awareness all the time. How much would we gain if we chose to be more clear to ourselves and to others, about who we are, what we believe and how those beliefs ...