An Intolerable Situation

Posted on 27. Apr, 2012 by in Growth, Leadership, Productivity

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (248-168) to pass theĀ  Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 3523), known as CISPA. I don’t usually express opinions per se here, but this time I will: I find this intolerable I acknowledge that things are getting very dicey in the cyber world, and that […]

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Protective Coloration

Posted on 24. Apr, 2012 by in Growth, Leadership, Productivity

A recent report from the California Academy of Sciences caught my eye, as it seemed to have implications for organizational dynamics. Summarized here, with a video of the interaction here, the report describes how a fish has developed the capability of imitating the look of an octopus that imitates the look of potentially dangerous fish, […]

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What Would You Do If You Could Not Fail?

Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

I came across this question recently via two different communications channels (Wired magazine and a YouTube video), both referring to the same person. That person is Regina Dugan, who—until March 2012—was director of the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, or DARPA. She left DARPA to move to Google, and faced lots of criticism for the […]

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Cleaning Up an Error

Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership

Back in September 2011 there was a report from the OPERA experiment at the Large Hadron Collider that neutrinos could travel faster than the currently universally accepted limit of the speed of light. I described my own reactions to this report here. As noted then (and to cite Carl Sagan’s popularization of the phrase and […]

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Interaction Modes

Posted on 10. Apr, 2012 by in Growth, Leadership, Productivity

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. -William Arthur Ward, college administrator, writer (1921-1994) Questions: How do you interact with others? What do you do to get others to change […]

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