I’m so oppressed…or am I?

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Angst is a uniquely rich country phenomenon. If you are in the majority of the world where basic minimal nutrition is a an on-going struggle, it’s a safe bet that you spend zero time worrying about updating your facebook page or if Tommy really likes Suzy better than you. Pogo strikes again Walt Kelly’s most ...

Celebrate your culture
as a source of reliability (updated)
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Lots of folks confuse activity with adding value. Billions in currencies vapourized in the dot-com meltdown because of that singular confusion. See my post on that. Or better yet, see Venessa’s. Because innovation is much more art than science, it ties in perfectly with the most effective approaches to reducing risk. If your first question ...

“I trust thee…I trust thee not” 1

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Mies was right: it’s in the details The vocally naïve narrator featured in the lead video for CRM Idol is competent enough, yet that “thin slice” difference is all it takes to disregard the speaker or fail to engage the viewer. The split second pauses and varying inflections that distinguish “speaking to” from “talking with” ...

Grand Chamber hits a home run for families 4

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Honesty in the Marketplace of Ideas If you and I were shopping for a car, dear reader, we would take umbrage at any dealer that told us what we had to buy. Even more emphatically would we vote with our wallets against any dealership that told us we could not buy a model or one ...

Beauty is only skin deep…or is it? 1

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Earlier posts and tweets have introduced the reality that when culture encounters physics, physics wins. It stands to reason that when a cultural fad encounters a physical reality, that tangible reality wins, whether or not it is in step with whatever politically-motivated whim of the moment is breaking across the bow of our ship of ...

The Risk is in the Mirror (updated!)

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At the risk (pun intended) of being pilloried as the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, I’ve been brimming over with comments about some of the articles on business risk that I’ve been reading. Not sure which is a greater hazard, the one writing or those of us reading. Let’s take this topper from “Mike” at big-accounting-firm-with-two-letters-separated-by-an-ampersand: ...

Two Brief Ideas: innovation joy and spiffing up Eventbrite

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I’m developing the discipline to post more often, so I’ve put these two ideas together, because neither was really enough for a post. Innovation Joy Who would ever have thought that redeeming IRA shares could be described as a wonderful experience? Just got off the phone with the no-load industry leader (yep, you can google ...

Reflections on Theology of the Body, Part I 3

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As we begin this new year, I’m going to publish some reflections on reclaiming the market square for faith and family. Fostering a family-friendly workplace specifically involves transcending the grand claims made by multi-cultural advocates (MCA). Policies advanced under this MCA worldview result in “soggy solutions” that are no substitute for the real work of ...

Celebrating a New Vision, part 2 2

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Whoa there! Yeah, you with the Elvis hairdo. Put down the muffin. Seems like you’ve had a few too many wassails of good cheer. Back away from the dessert tray. Keep your hands where I can see them […tense pause with heightened background music] Ok, that’s better. Now go sit in the aisle marked “No ...

Celebrating a New Vision with a New Lens: transcending differences to see farther and achieve more 1

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Merry Christmas! Ideas had been piling up for this post for some time and they came pouring out after Midnight Mass (who can go to sleep after that!) so I’m putting them together this morning before we head over to relatives this afternoon for the big family Christmas dinner. Our next door neighbor for many ...