Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Art of writing MEdia Dragon headlines: Wrong Way, Turn Back

As writers and bloggers are so fond of saying; you couldn't make it up. You don't cross the Iron Curtain and come out without scars ...
· Jozef Imrich, Survivor of the Iron Curtain Crossing

 “I regret the mistakes I made in my 20s, though I am the same, and would make them again. In fact I wish I could make them again.” This is something I too want from poetry — truths no one can contradict....

Some of Media dragon observations  lie dormant for years before experiencing a sudden spike in citations as they are discovered and recognized as important.” 
Nick Greiner has been a great person to obtain timeless quotes from: "I actually think that the primary objective to be achieved, which is once and for all to change the culture of integrity in the public sector in New South Wales at every level of judiciary and public servants and politicians, has been lost. The pendulum has clearly gone too far and a lot of the public sector people, both politicians and bureaucrats, are using ICAC as an excuse for not doing anything"
Nick Greiner on Democracy ; Leadership style ; 

Bloodless Headers in Lifeless Papers
The art of writing vivid and original headlines is dying.
June 11, 2015

For centuries, sloths have been caricatured as the essence of laziness. But the stigma no longer applies. Choloepus (the two-toed sloth), has been replaced by homo diurnalis (the creator of headlines for daily newspapers and tabloids). Gone are the raffish days of HEADLESS BODY IN
Art of writing headlines

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?
NY Times - The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think.

Outrage over China dog meat festival Financial Times

 A collection of biographies shows literature as a longtime refuge for sad sacks and self-destructors, a cynical celebration of spectacular  failure...

The Drum, Peter Lewis, 16 Jun 2015. As long as there are laws there will be loopholes, and as long as there are loopholes there will be accountants. But while their existence comes as no surprise, their social standing does.  Why is it socially acceptable to be an accountant?

Freedom: Strong people don't need strong leaders

Director’s Blog: Something Interesting is Happening
Tom Goodwin made an intriguing observation in a recent Techcrunch.com essay : “Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.”

  • Death of culture