— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“A man dies… only a few circles in the water prove that he was ever there. And even they quickly disappear. And when they’re gone, he’s forgotten, without a trace, as if he’d never even existed. And that’s all.”
– Wolfgang Borchert
“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”
– Max Lucado, Christian author and preacher
Tragedy and religion. Disease killed her son; her husband fell off a mountain. "No one escapes terrible loss," says Elaine Pagels
Something in me
can’t believe my luck
A poem isn't a puzzle to be solved but an experience to share
The rich really are different, and not just because they don't cut coupons. It often seems that they escape the rules that apply to the rest of us. Thus, there is understandable fascination when rich bad actors get a comeuppance. That is probably why so many folks blogged last week's decision about Wesley Snipes, where the Tax Court found that the Office of Appeals did not abuse its discretion in rejecting Snipes' OIC that would pay less than 4% of his $23.5 million tax liability. "Tax Girl" Kelly Erb put up this terrific post if you want the salacious details.
CAPABILITY: Leadership development programs should call on senior managers to “get out from behind the email” and take a more active role in mentoring staff, says a study on the influence of the 70:20:10 learning model.
Labor pledges new evaluator-general as program experts’ collaborator
EVALUATION OFFICE: Rather than another adversarial watchdog sitting outside executive government, Labor’s proposed evaluator-general would sit inside Treasury functioning as a collaborative partner.
◾ Why Australia needs an evaluator-general
Before replacing a carer with a robot, we need to assess pros and cons
HEALTH CARE: It's easy to get excited about the potential for robots to help care for the sick, injured and elderly, but we need the right regulations in place to deal with issues as they emerge.
Open learning: the whole BX2018 nudge conference is out now on video
New ways of thinking about how people move around our cities
URBAN PLANNING: As population increases and cities become denser, how will the government usher in a new era of transport with mobility as a service? (Partner article
What Empire Loyalists Are Really Saying When They Bash Julian Assange Caitlin Johnstone
5 recycling myths busted. National Geographic (J T McPhee). Panders to the mag’s middle class audience in touting recycling- although I won’t deny there will be some benefits to that. Overall, the piece is panglossian in its failure to confront the scope of necessary changes to prevent drowning ourselves in plastic