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Some wise words

There is a slightly disturbing trend I’ve noticed where every interaction with our fellow man seems to be viewed as a business opportunity. Let’s face it: we can’t all make our livings selling our opinions to one another. I don’t view my readers as consumers or potential ad clicks. I seek to inspire and to be inspired by them. The payment I receive is in new thoughts and new ideas.

These and other wise words from brainwagon.

  • Filed under: politics
  • Published at: 10:19 am on July 2, 2011
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  • Written by: rhettg

Crisis

We have a crisis of leadership in America because our overwhelming power and wealth, earned under earlier generations of leaders, made us complacent, and for too long we have been training leaders who only know how to keep the routine going. Who can answer questions, but don’t know how to ask them. Who can fulfill goals, but don’t know how to set them. Who think about how to get things done, but not whether they’re worth doing in the first place. What we have now are the greatest technocrats the world has ever seen, people who have been trained to be incredibly good at one specific thing, but who have no interest in anything beyond their area of exper tise. What we don’t have are leaders.

This is one of the finest things I’ve read in weeks.

  • Filed under: politics
  • Published at: 12:18 am on July 1, 2010
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  • Written by: rhettg

Governet

I subscribed to the whitehouse.gov ‘s blog RSS feed on day on. After a rocky start… due, i guess to certain security rules and outdated equipment. But it’s running strong now.

I’m particularly impressed with one of today’s posts about attending the auto show.

Nothing really that insightful or informative about, I just like the fact that something so mundane, and….. well, bloggy. Impressed.

  • Filed under: politics
  • Published at: 7:16 am on February 5, 2009
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  • Written by: rhettg