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Posts from the ‘Op-ed’ Category

8
Oct
Ernest-Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises: A Commentary

Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises is a grand novel about the “Lost Generation” of men and women, who came of age during WWI. It was published in October, 1926. Nonetheless, this is not a war novel, for it takes place after the Great War. Instead, it is an unusual love story, ahead of its time. Read moreRead more

12
May
Space-Hotel

Space Ho­tels, LTD —Part 2

Business Case Post-Analysis

Obvi­ous­ly, this is a hy­po­thet­i­cal case study. The sto­ry may be sim­ple, but it il­lus­trates those crit­i­cal is­sues that are at the cen­ter of the mod­ern-day-or­ga­ni­za­tion­al co­nun­drum. To name a few:

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10
May
Space-Hotel

Space Ho­tels, LTD —Part 1

A Fictional Business Case Study

Space Ho­tels, LTD. (SHL) was the num­ber two ho­tel chain in the coun­try. How­ev­er num­ber three and num­ber four were al­ways at its heels, try­ing to knock it down from its 2nd place. In oth­er words the com­pe­ti­tion was some­thing fierce.

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8
May
Joseph-Campbell

The Power of Myth

Although I am currently reading “The Power of Myth”, which is essentially the transcripts from the outstanding 1988 PBS six-chapter TV series, in which famed journalist Bill Moyers interviews, mythologist Joseph Campbell, this will not be a book review. Instead, Campbell makes a savvy case as to why marriages fail, today. Read moreRead more

3
May
leader

Paradox of Leadership

In 2009 I wrote a letter to an old friend about a question he asked, several years earlier, during Thanksgiving dinner. It was a strange question in that it was quite simple. And at first, I didn’t think too much of it. But as it turns out, it was a life changing one, for me. This led me to the interesting field of Collective Intelligence.
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27
Feb
gold-dollar-sign2

On Post-Capitalism

What lies ahead be­yond Cap­i­tal­ism? How will this come about? Is there a sim­ple uni­fy­ing the­o­ry which we, mere mor­tals, can un­der­stand? It is pos­si­ble that no such the­o­ry will ev­er ex­ist per­haps be­cause the sub­ject is too com­plex. It is al­so like­ly that… Read moreRead more

8
Jan
Adele

How about them tunes, baby?

You could say that this is in actuality two posts rolled up into one. And you could be right, you know. But read on and perhaps you’ll see how one actually is a “lead on” into the other one. In any case, I hope you enjoy it. Read moreRead more

29
Dec
borg-locutus

In Defense of the Borg

Who are these Borg any­way? Ac­cord­ing to Wikipedia “The Borg are a fic­tion­al pseu­do-race of cy­ber­net­ic or­gan­isms de­pict­ed in the Star Trek uni­verse.” They were clev­er­ly de­signed to be an ex­treme­ly pow­er­ful and evil race to fight against Star Trek’s “vir­tu­ous” Fed­er­a­tion of Plan­ets. Read moreRead more

10
Dec
Chris-Jordan

Catastrophic consequences

Several years ago, I received an email with a PowerPoint presentation called Running the Numbers on the photographic works of Chris Jordan; a US artist and former corporate lawyer. Read moreRead more

7
Dec
Tito-Graffe2

Are we digital junkies?

After a long, long, long time an old friend of mine and I reconnected and rekindled an old friendship which has led us to share lots of fun war stories; via the internet. Tito Graffe is a world traveled Venezuelan-born Canadian avant-garde photographer, film-maker and writer residing in New York and Montreal. Read moreRead more

3
Dec
Bizarro-World

Seduced by the Cult of Leadership?

The sheer amount of management literature about Leadership is huge and it continues to grow. Leadership is covered from just about every angle, e.g. ethics, intelligence, heroism, cunning, character, risk, strength, meanness, weaknesses, spiritual, religious, sexual, psychological, historical and other traits ad infinitum. But, are they right? Read moreRead more

29
Oct
The-Wizzard-of-Oz

Humanity at a crossroads

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Have you ever wondered why it appears, at least to a lot of us, that our leaders are completely clueless? In most cases this is just a gut instinct, a feeling or a reaction. Read moreRead more