~ Where is Culture
The song When I Grow Up offers an bittersweet view of childhood dreams about adult freedoms (and responsibilities):
When I grow up
I will eat sweets every day
On the way to work
And I will go to bed late every night.
[Waltzing] Matilda the Musical
It was an inspiring experience to hear man of the future, Alex Malley, of thenakedceo.com aka Naked CEO fame, speak about leadership ... Alex is proud of his Greek heritage and uses his roots to boldly share number of touching stories about his parents, especially about his loving relation with his mum...
"The Naked CEO is about the pursuit of insight. It reminds us to look deeper, listen harder, reach further and not least of all, to have faith in ourselves. Alex is a true leader and a passionate educator, and everyone--from student to experienced CEO--can take something from the wisdom he shares in these pages."
--Chris Jordan, Commissioner of Taxation, Australian Taxation Office [Alex's Impression of Chris Jordan]
What if we do nothing? Could this be the most important policy question? Is doing nothing a Nudge?
In episode 32 of InTransition, we are joined by Flip Prior, Twitter Australia’s Partnerships Manager – News & Government. In this episode we examine how government departments and politicians use Twitter to advance the conversation. Why politicians love Twitter
What is stupid?: People’s conception of unintelligent behavior Science Direct
According to Peter Drucker, author of The Practice of Management,1 "There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer." While there is some truth to that statement, creating customers or clients is always the easy part; the hard part is retaining those clients and making them ardent advocates to amplify their value to the firm. Amplifying client value does not only mean repeat business but also acquisition of new business for expansion of client base for a measurable impact on the firm's profits. This takes time, effort and a complete change of mindset not to mention investing in the right technological tools available.
Greece’s top tax collector sacked by Tsipras Financial Times
Eliminate corruption, structure decision making and give to charity - it could save your blood pressure Five things every leader should know - lessons from behavioural economics
Iceland Just Jailed Dozens of Corrupt Bankers for 74 Years, The Opposite of What Australia and America Do Free Thought
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Harvard Business Review just published its annual ranking of “Best Performing CEOs in the World“. The noteworthy part, picked up by the Financial Times, is that last year’s numero uno, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, fell from his perch to number 87 based on Amazon’s poor social responsibility marks. The new “best CEO” is Lars Rebien Sorensen of Novo Nordisk, a biotech player best known for a diabetes drug. Harvard Business Review courteously confirms that former librarians like Jeff ( and Ronda's of this world ;-) are most predatory ...
Bank’s severance deal requires IT workers to be on call for two years Computerworld “What leadership ..."
In the Wall Street Journal “Sightings” column TT wrote about surviving sound recordings of the speaking voices of men and women born in the nineteenth century. Here’s an excerpt.
In 1931, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the oldest person ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, turned 90. By then the seemingly ageless judge was widely regarded as a national treasure, so CBS marked the occasion with a prime-time birthday tribute in which he spoke briefly from his home in Washington, D.C. Justice Holmes was the most eloquent jurist this country has yet produced, and he rose to the near-final occasion (he retired from the bench ten months later and died in 1935) with characteristic grace, closing by quoting his own elegant translation of a passage from amedieval poem in praise of wine, women and song that he bent to his own austere purposes. “To live is to function,” he said. “That is all there is to living. And so I end with a line from a Latin poet who uttered the message more than fifteen hundred years ago: ‘Death plucks my ear and says, Live—I am coming.’” Voices from the grave
Three years ago the Harvard Law School Library, where Holmes’ papers are housed, launched an online “digital suite” (library.law.harvard.edu/suites/owh) that allows anyone with a computer to access its digitized 100,000-document collection of Holmesiana. I knew from having read G. Edmund White’s 2006 biography that the 1931 radio broadcast was recorded off the air and that the Harvard Law School Library, where Holmes’ papers are housed, possessed a tape copy of the recording. Why, I wondered, wasn’t it possible to use the Holmes Digital Suite to listen to that 1931 aircheck? Go here to listen to a RealAudio copy.