Monthly Archives: December 2003

OUR STORY

It’s funny how things come together sometimes. Monday, after posting my advice column on blogging time-savers, and saying the most important thing is to get away from your computer and your reading and get out into the real world and … Continue reading

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RUNNING OUT OF ROOM, RUNNING OUT OF TIME

When I was researching the article One Billion Americans?, I got thinking about the implications of the wildly conservative Census Bureau projections of US population, and the embarrassing drastic upward revisions that have been made to them, for global population … Continue reading

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TIME-SAVERS FOR BLOGGERS

As much as I enjoy blogging, there are times it becomes an ordeal, especially when I am plagued by deadlines or a heavy workload. As I’ve reported before, being an empty-nester and night-owl allows me to devote 2-3 hours per … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH ABOUT STORIES

I‘ve written before about stories being subversive. Now, in the 2003 CBC Ideas/Massey Lectures, Native author and scholar Thomas King shows they are much more than that — they are the very foundation and compass of our culture. In the … Continue reading

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RADICAL SIMPLICITY: A SECOND LOOK, AND LESSONS LEARNED

I‘ve now finished Jim Merkel’s book Radical Simplicity, which I described in an earlier post. Some of Merkel’s ideas for living simpler were incorporated in my personal How to Save the World scorecard. I was mindful of the comments of … Continue reading

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PICASSO, SVP

Last April Robin Good wrote an article on his blog called ‘Side by Side‘, about the need for what I’ve called Simple Virtual Presence technology. One of the services of my new business Meeting of Minds will be the Personal … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS POEM, TO MY WIFE

ëTwas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (though Anitaís convinced there are mouses around and in every room of our house they abound so Daveís hammered up boards … Continue reading

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NOW THAT’S JOURNALISM

The New York Times has just run the third and final part of its investigation into workplace safety, entitled When Workers Die. The series, written by a team led by David Barstow, is long and substantial enough to comprise a … Continue reading

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MAYBE ONE

A few years ago Bill McKibben (better known for his pessimistic book The End of Nature and his anti-genetic-engineering book Enough) wrote a book called Maybe One, explaining his reasons for getting a vasectomy and deciding that one child in … Continue reading

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WHAT KEEPS EXECUTIVES AWAKE AT NIGHT

Last year my late employer’s innovation & strategy group surveyed recent management literature to determine what they should be developing ‘thought leadership’ material on. Here’s their list of the 20 things that are keeping executives awake at night. The ‘Usual … Continue reading

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