A must-read – in case you missed it

By |2020-08-18T08:11:29+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , |

Canadian anthropologist pens brilliant denouement of America (15 minute read) In Rolling Stone, Wade Davis, who holds the Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia, captures the moment we are living through and observes America from our not-so-secure perch north of the 49th parallel. We wanted this article to be read as Read more...

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear …

By |2020-04-15T07:29:04+00:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , |

or resurrect the best of conservative principles by writing historical fiction ... but Conrad Black gave it the good old college, elitist, sycophantic, felon's try (6 min read) I got to page 31 but had to stop. I tried, I really did. But had to avoid hyperemesis (I'm trying to mirror Black's abundant vocabulary). Hyperemesis (noun): unrelenting vomiting. Actually, Read more...

The most important four-letter word is …

By |2018-10-09T08:10:52+00:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , , , |

vote – and you can use the other four-letter words to curse the outcomes if you don't vote Photo: Emily Howard Stowe (1831-1904) (9 minute read) Emily Howard Stowe was a great Canadian. She was the first female doctor to practice in Canada and she and her daughter Dr. Augusta Stowe-Gullen, spearheaded Ontario's suffrage campaign for 40 years. Hell, Read more...

“I was raised to know that I should never …

By |2018-08-30T07:11:29+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: community, politics, social, trumpwatch, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

sacrifice a principle for personal ambition." Who said it? (7 minute read) Oh, okay, that's an easy question to answer. But inherent in the answer is a much larger question and a much more revealing answer. In death, John McCain's belief in putting principle before personal will not only be amplified but may well write one of his most Read more...

Trump would fail “Basic Training” as Commander-In-Chief because …

By |2017-09-07T17:40:28+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , |

... he doesn't pass the minimum requirements in the US Army's FM 6-22 Leader Development Field Manual Three things you might not know Donald Trump would not pass the "five crucial qualities" in the US Army's basic leadership development manual. The "time horizon" and the "order of information complexity" inherent in most decisions required at the level of a Read more...

Thank you Bill O’Reilly – sort of, kind of …

By |2017-04-24T16:12:29+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , , |

at least you've reminded us of our Darwinian downside Three things you might not know Genetically, we humans are only 1.2% different than chimpanzees.[1] Research finds that male chimpanzees that wage a campaign of sustained aggression against females sire more offsprings than their less violent counterparts and suggests that such nasty behavior evolved because it gave the more powerful Read more...

The hypocrisy of democracy is the elephant in the room

By |2017-03-11T14:29:00+00:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , |

and its demise is accelerating in the absence of integrity, principles, patriotic guts and genetic mutation Three things you might not know The Economist Intelligence Unit's "Democracy Index 2016," ranks the USA 21st among 165 independent states. Norway is #1. Canada is #6.  The US dropped out of the top category of "full democracies" (19 countries) and joined 57 Read more...

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned …

By |2017-01-26T11:07:53+00:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , |

and democracy has no chance without women equal.   Five things you might not know Crowd scientists (there is such a profession) stated the Women's March in Washington had 3 times more people than Trump's inauguration. Ashley Judd at the Women's March said, "They ain’t for grabbing … they are for new generations of nasty women." In 1868, Susan Read more...

If knowledge is king, intelligence the king-maker and mental processing capability the difference-maker, where does that leave leaders like Donald Trump? And the rest of the world?

By |2017-01-19T10:18:48+00:00January 18th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , |

Don't answer that! At least not until you've read this book   Five things you might not know Research by Dr. Elliott Jaques and Kathryn Cason established two fundamental measures that universally apply to a leader's capability in judgement and decision-making: i) An individual's mental processing capability; and ii) the complexity of the information to be processed.[1] It's set Read more...

Is leadership in full retreat …

By |2017-01-10T07:33:05+00:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , , |

as speed, complexity and growth trump trust?   Four things you might not know Two-hundred and four years ago, megalomania and narcissism trumped trust in leadership as Napoleon, after ignoring repeated advice against invading Russia, suffered a ruinous retreat, returning with only 40,000 troops out of a Grande Armée of 400,000. Self-interest vs. cooperation is a fundamental dilemma in animal Read more...

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