Posts tagged "politics"

April 10 2020

The statesman's task is to hear God's footsteps marching through history, and to try and catch on to His coattails as He marches past.

Otto von Bismarck

April 10 2020
Tags: politics

"But a number of Republican lawmakers and Fox News personalities are lobbying the president to reopen the economy as quickly as possible." (NYT)

News Personalities is surely an Oxymoron and a clear indication that a nation has capitulated its critical thinking skills to the Telly

January 07 2020

"Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict ones prejudgment simply need not be believed- in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous."

September 29 2018

A zealot is one who redoubles their effort after they've forgotten their aim.

Andy Hunt (agile manifesto)

September 11 2011

Not sure how i missed this when it came out five years ago.

Former management consultant Matthew Stewart's witty and damning article on the state of Management Consulting and business school education reads like a synthesis of the ideas of Pfeffer, Mintzberg, and Bennis et al, but is actually the result of his own experience as partner in a management consulting business.

With a PhD in Philosophy from Oxford rather than the habitual Harvard MBA, his writing is a refreshing change from most business journalism.

July 17 2010
Tags: politics

One more commentator dancing around Otto Von Bismark's famous aphorism.

Poltics is stlll just the art of the possible, but the 'possible' has changed a bit in a world of Entertainment Tonight and Larry King Live