Browning on Management
From the Robert Browning poem My Last Duchess.
Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life
That gurgling sound you just heard may have been the Biden presidential campaign.
This is so extreme that I wondered about its authenticity until I explored the site.
Michael Ledeen reads an Associated Press report and finds that the passive voice can be used to create moral equivalence.
Tim Blair encounters a question that implies an odd sense of economics, not to mention ethics:
Victor Davis Hanson gives his take on a question that many public figures evade:
I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me.
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports on the efforts to get cameras into the U.S. Supreme Court.
John Fund on the Sandy Berger case; a matter that has received surprisingly little attention from the "watchdogs" of the press. An excerpt:
New York magazine interviews those two lovebirds, Jack and Suzy Welch.
Could San Francisco be in need of supply side economics? Perhaps if it charged less for parking, more people would actually pay.
Yes, it exists:
Calvin Trillin tries out a self-parking Lexus:
Labels: office politics
Put yourself in the middle of things, to get at once at the heart of the business; most roam around, in useless millings either about the edge, or in the scrub of a tiresome verbosity, without striking upon the substance of the matter....
On the Moneyed Midways, with its collection of posts from a collection of business, management, and finance-related carnivals, is up at Political Calculations.
A friend is someone who can see through you and still enjoys the show.
Richard Brookhiser, speaking at Hillsdale College, on the character of George Washington:
I was stunned but pleased to find this essay from Henryk M. Broder’s book, Hurray! We’re Capitulating! in Spiegel Online.
Amid all of the talk on the proposed pardoning of the two border patrol agents, The Wall Street Journal suggests reviewing the evidence. An excerpt:
A culture and compensation shift is taking place at Home Depot. An excerpt from the Business Week article:
Steven Pinker, who has a new book coming out in September, looks at the role of metaphor in our thought process. (He also has some interesting things to say about swearing.) An excerpt:
Rudy Giuliani is a serious contender for the presidency.
What has surprised me is how seldom such managers are helped or confronted. Manners are regarded as private territory - some arcane skill that the parents should have taught - and so the person is permitted to continue with these potentially career-killing habits.
It's a real shame because failing to address the behavior is not an act of kindness.
More good things in life are lost by indifference than ever were lost by active hostility.
Hi, I'm a large company, and I'm going to blow $100 million telling you how great I am. I'm so great. I rock. That's right. And you like me, too. You really do. You like hanging onto my every word. Group Hug!
Population Statistic blog is back and running and covering the pornography stories in The New York Times.
There are people who rely upon the kindness of others and there are those who exploit it.
If you missed this video the first time, watch it and, as he eases into the music, expect a moment when you say, "Wow!"
Thomas Sowell explores the subject of greed. An excerpt:
Steve Martin enters the subject of Muslim theology with a quick review of 72 virgins.
A tenor is suing the Milan opera house because he was booed.
Christopher Hitchens reviews Mark Steyn’s America Alone. An excerpt:
Remember the case challenging the requirement by Harrah's that its female employees wear make-up?
If you ever sense that you are one of the most unproductive people in the world, recall what historian David McCullough revealed about John Adams:
Read history and you'll find management.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
An interesting profile of General David Petraeus, the new commander of American forces in Iraq. An excerpt:
Jacqueline Bissett is 62 and looking good.
Clifford Irving is finally making money on his Howard Hughes hoax.
Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
Some professors at The Wharton School weigh in on what happened at Home Depot.