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Attorney general disregarding the rule of law to fan racial flames

July 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Classic and typical behavior.  Combine this with champion race-baiter Al Sharpton planning his Summer of Flames tour and you have to wonder what other evidence is required to establish  charges of “inciting a riot”?  The “Reverend” gives televangelists and other carney barkers a bad name

Don’t worry, big government is here to protect you

June 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Detroit: it’s what you insisted on

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s sad to see my home town descend into such disgrace. It wouldn’t be this bad if Republicans were in charge and were really as evil as Democrats are incompetent.  Unemployed and not looking 47%  35% on foodstamps; 1000s of homes abandoned’. Population cut in half in 20 yrs

“Leaders” crying out for more dole

Meanwhile Democrat poster boy Warren Buffett is engaging in the completely legal tax avoidance behavior that is getting Google pilloried fpr prudent fisuciarily responble decisions about what to do with their money.

How The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business ...

dare people act in such a way as to deny government every possible dollar?  the nerve!

Dr Kenneth Ginsburg on resilience

October 29, 2012 Leave a comment

just listened to a brilliant and human presentation on resilience and children by Dr Kenneth Ginsburg, and what we can do to help them weather life storms, deliberately and intentionally.  Directly connects how I go about coaching my youth soccer teams, using athletics as the vehicle for important life lessons. his work is definitely worth your time

Converging run-up to the election

October 15, 2012 Leave a comment

The market continues to hem and haw leading up to the election. Following that the sequestration decision has enormous implications for next directions in the US mkt. There’s a 1.5T potential swing based on who wins and how sequestration pans out.

In the worst case (in my view) Romney wins, and tries to spend an addition 1T on defense over the next 10 years, AND sequestration is lifted preventing an additional 500B from being auto-cut from defense.  That would be 1.5 large down the drain, and would perpetuate the aggressive overseas interventionist policies of the last decade. Meanwhile we cant get funding for high school sports teams and free community college and skills training

 

 

the engineering approach to problem solving

September 5, 2012 Leave a comment

The hybrid approach you referred to I think reflects the sense of the sociotechnical process. I can’t imagine why people and organizations would not intentionally adopt that as the default position when considering organizational issues, and yet I see people polarizing around either or approach all time in my organization.

It seems to me that the engineering approach really appeals to people who think they have a good handle on the situational assumptions in the problem area he can rely on rules of cause and effect and planning factors lead them to a efficient and effective solution. The simplifying assumption that sociology doesn’t have a major effect and what they’re about to do can sometimes be warranted but is often the assumption that we come to regret later.

Digital workspaces and the atomization of human communication

September 5, 2012 Leave a comment

If we are social animals, and workplace networking and interaction is an important part of our psychological well-being, what are the implications of an increasingly telecommuting workforce?

It’s a well-known phenomenon that people are mean to each other over the Internet in their blogs and discussion board comments. E-mail is well known for being misinterpreted. People are well known for sending e-mails with words they would never say face-to-face.

Doesn’t that add up to an atomization of social interaction with with important negative potential consequences?

What kinds of policies could that drive organizations to develop with respect to official communications? Especially when people have a hard time distinguishing between personal and professional use of IT resources? Don’t these very policies serve as a source of irritation between the people and their organization?

And in different cultural norms across global communities and you can see some of the challenges of creating a digital workspace to take advantage of IT