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Book Report: On Tyranny

“The European history of the twentieth century shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary men can find themselves standing over death pits with guns in their hands. It would serve us well today

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Posted in Books, Leadership

Book Report: Winner Take All

“The world is arguably facing seemingly insurmountable constraints across the whole gamut of commodities – arable land, water, energy, and other minerals. Moreover, with China’s aggressive rush for resources, many countries are likely to be caught short as the commodity

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Posted in Books, Everything

Book Report: How to Lie with Statistics

“The fact is that, despite its mathematical base, statistics is as much an art as it is a science. A great many manipulations and even distortions are possible within the bounds of propriety. Often the statistician must choose among methods,

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Posted in Advertising, Books, Math and Science

Book Report: How to Lie with Maps

“A good map tells a multitude of little white lies; it suppresses truth to help the user see what needs to be seen. But the value of a map depends on how well its generalized geometry and generalized content reflect a

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Posted in Advertising, Books, Leadership

Of politics, leadership, and marketing

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m busy reading Lessons from the Top, by Gavin Esler.  I’m quite enjoying it so far, having marked several passages for later reference, and have observed several links to other “things”.  For instance,

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