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The Sovereign Professional

This is not Andrew Munro Andrew Munro, a man of insight and taste, has a new blog. Every visit will be enjoyable. [HT: Kurt Harden]

Quote of the Day

Losers have goals. Winners have systems. - Scott Adams

Art Break: Fuchs

Art Contrarian looks at the work of Bernie Fuchs.

Getting Things Done in a Deliberative Body

Cultural Offering has the video of John McCain's speech upon his return to the Senate. Here's hoping it is taken to heart by both sides and by all factions.

The Missing How

The theory is that a supervisor should simply tell team members what he or she wants done and then back off and let them work out how it will be done. The result of this magical practice is that the employees will naturally come up with a great way of achieving the mission. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. - Socrates

Art Break: Broders

Art Contrarian looks at posters by Roger Broders.

Anne Dufourmantelle, RIP

The French academic and author, who wrote about the importance of taking risks, died while trying to save a child.

Automation, Professionals, and Managers

Here’s the dirty little secret about automation: it’s easier to build a robot to replace a junior attorney than to replace a journeyman electrician. And that fact helps explain why economists and politicians are feeling misgivings about “creative destruction,” which, up to now, they have usually embraced as a net good for society. Show More Summary

This Old Horse

Sprained my shoulder. Am applying a variety of home remedies, beginning with BenGay. Am saving the nuclear option - Sloan's Liniment - for last. I tried some approaches from the Internet because, as we know, it is the source of all wisdom. Show More Summary

Get Out There and Fail

A person tells you about a disastrous presentation he made and you're thinking, "That's not even in the top thirty of the worst presentations I've seen." You wish you had a few videos of those because he'll think you're just being kind when you're really being honest. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

There is no future in a job. The only future is inside yourself. - Stephen R. Covey

Bock on Books

Wally Bock reviews The Outward Mindset by The Arbinger Institute.


My elder daughter should take some of the credit, or blame, for getting me to start reading again as if there might be a tomorrow, when I was ready to settle down on my deathbed and read nothing but the Bible. She had all of PatrickShow More Summary

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