July 26, 2012

Redefining Optimism in the Face of Reality

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”                    Alvin Tofler, Futurist Is it bold and daring to be optimistic in these times?  Aurora, Syria, Climate change, High unemployment, EU meltdowns, Wall St. Corruption, LIBOR bank rate rigging – we could fill the page with reasons […]
July 19, 2012

Reflections on the "Busy" Trap

The habit of looking to the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one. There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts. BERTRAND RUSSELL, Conquest of Happiness Tim Kreiders’ New York Times article, The Busy Trap,  generated a lot of buzz.   Many […]
July 12, 2012

Breaking the Rules – Reprising The Slow Death of Authoritarian Leadership

While the blog is technically still on vacation, I couldn’t resist sharing a few thoughts triggered by some of today’s outrageous  headlines with you. This isn’t light reading, I know. But while some of you are at the beach or sipping a cool drink reading a summer novel (I hope) the drive for control and power doesn’t stop. Reading about the […]