The Great Escape
Inspired by the film, Nicholas Bate, it goes without saying, has a plan.
In fact, he has more than one.
Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life
Cultural Offering has the proof: I had some health food this morning.
This day was largely spent taking my wife - a person who does not believe in seeing doctors unless one's head cannot clear the pillow - to medical appointments.
Apple's Tim Cook doesn't like discrimination "in all its forms" and yet the issue he tackles is one which raises the tough question of the extent to which he is willing to tolerate religious discrimination.
Writing in The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg on what to worry about in an Iran nuclear deal.
Back by popular demand: The party scene in "The Muse."
Oh, I thought about getting beat, especially when I was just starting out scared. After I won the title, I didn't worry about it no more. Oh, I knew that if I kept on fighting some guy would come along and take the title away from me, but not this guy, not tonight.
The trailer for the new James Bond film.
The Telegraph has an update on the Germanwings air crash investigation. It includes indications that the co-pilot was hiding his medical condition from his employer. An advertising campaign has been yanked.
Truly memorable: Check out Jeremy Clarkson, who just got sacked from the Top Gear show in Britain, test-driving a three-wheeled Reliant Robin.
The leader must know, must know that he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he knows.
Rob Long explains the pleasant working relationships in the television biz.
The Germanwings air crash story has just gotten stranger.
It doesn't matter how beautiful the guess is, or how smart the guesser is, or how famous the guesser is; if the experiment disagrees with the guess, then the guess is wrong. That's all there is to it.
1978. Bob Seger. "Still the Same."
While we call our business "crisis management," more often than not we are really navigating...marketplace assaults, which are different from pure crises. A crisis is a house that caught on fire because lightning struck. The event was organic, an act of nature. In a marketplace assault, someone wanted the house to be on fire, so they torched it (and placed incendiary devices around the house to sabotage the work of firefighters).
The blind man taps his cane rhythmically. Three taps, three taps, three taps to gain the attention of passing Berliners. He is a cadaverous sentry with a shaved pate under an old soldier's cap, selling pencils from a canister strung around his neck. A pyramid of dots is stamped onto the armband he wears, and his round black goggles are like two holes poked through the day, letting the night bleed through. Sigrid fishes out the coin purse from her bag as she emerges from the U-Bahn stairwell, and drops a few groschen into his cup. "Bless you," he rasps in answer to the jangle. "Please choose a pencil." She thanks him, but when he turns his head in the direction of her voice, something behind the blindness of those goggles seems to mark her. She puts the pencil into her handbag and crosses the street at the signal.
I cried because I did not have an office with a door, until I met a man who had no cubicle.
Kenneth Branagh with the famous soliloquy.
What books are currently on your night stand?
Ted Williams, who knew just about everything there was to know about hitting, was always trying to learn more.
It's not that strange that our boys are able to perform in front of a live audience, for a full three hours if necessary, and entertain the people in front of them. That's what a vocational approach to education produces. But don't get me wrong; we don't reserve the vocational approach to learning to this one subject. My wife teaches them everything the same way. They are taught to write in order to produce useful text. We haven't mistaken handing our children an Apple anything for "technology." Our children can fix a computer and write computer programs, not just stare blankly at one. It is our desire that they will be useful to others at everything. History class is to know history, not opinions. Spelling class is, well, it's the only spelling class left on planet Earth, so I can assure you it's the finest approach to spelling there is.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
You cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
We should never, ever, get used to these attacks.
Part I of my online class on supervision: Proofed