Mckinsey, September 2017. Rudeness and bullying are rife, says Stanford professor Bob Sutton. Wise leaders figure out how to fix their teams and organizations; and they start by taking a long look in the mirror.
I'm a riddle in nine syllables,
An elephant, a ponderous house,
A melon strolling on two tendrils.
O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers!
This loaf's big with its yeasty rising.
Money's new-minted in this fat purse.
I'm a means, a stage, a cow in calf.
I've eaten a bag of green apples,
Boarded the train there's no getting off
Do you agree with this statement "The pharmaceutical industry does not create cures, they create customers'?
BBC: Honor among thieves and pharma culture
British drinkers are paying 14 times more tax on a pint than Germans
O’Neill credited his hospitalization with inspiring him to plumb the depths of his psyche, a tool necessary for a life of composing profound dramas. How a serious illness gave Eugene O’Neill his dark literary power | PBS NewsHour
In his study of 19th-century American democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville explained his mission this way: “I undertook to see, not differently, but further than the parties; and while they are occupied with the next day, I wanted to ponder the future.” Nearly two centuries later, all of us — Republican, Democrat, Trump supporter, Trump critic — should be able to agree that some future-pondering about the state of our democracy is in order. A few ideas for improving democracy?
Some research showing that there's no link between tax rates and competitiveness: Reality of Real Politics
Never mind, if you feel that you are still the stable, rational, person you always were, just avoid investing in real estate.
Fear, Not Debt, Limits Our Spending on Education and Infrastructure FAIR
A TELEVISION advertisement for Monte dei Paschi di Siena begins with a toddler tumbling and a gymnast stumbling. “Falling is the first thing we learn,” declares the voice-over. “The second is getting up again.”
Rolex Daytona Sells For $17,752,500, Becoming The World’s Most Expensive Wristwatch Ever Sold Hodinkee. Mason K: “This is auction report for Paul Newman’s watch. It was the most expensive wrist watch ever sold. Also, 80,200 people are homeless in Chicago, where I live, and where nighttime lows are already in the 30s.” Moi: And Rolexes aren’t particularly good watches either.
From the Archives: The 411 on Area Codes: Why New York City's original one was 212 and Los Angeles got 213, despite the fact that they're hardly neighbors
Crime Commission freezes Savas Guven's assets
Australian government becomes foreign finance broker for Adani?
The Australian government appears to be actively soliciting financing from foreign governments and investors towards Adani’s coal mine and rail line, projects it plans to subsidise
Robert Gottliebsen: Federal Court judge warns tax commissioner