Tag Archives: Meg Whitman

Straight Out of California

It’s the old cliché – people move to California, and specifically Los Angeles, and maybe more specifically the beach here, to reinvent themselves – to start over, with a fresh slate or whatever, as someone new. And the sunshine and … Continue reading

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No Need to Explain Yourself

Fans of obscure nineteenth century British aphorisms – not the clever quips from Oscar Wilde, who was Irish anyway – tend to like William Shenstone. He was that odd fellow who once said that the world may be divided into … Continue reading

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American Contrarian

Americans don’t get around much, and it’s probably a good thing they don’t. It’s probably best to stay home. Japan, for example, is entirely incomprehensible – a culture where the notion of shame is paramount. No American CEO who screwed … Continue reading

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Lost Labor Day

It’s the mattress sales. That’s how you know it’s Presidents Day or Labor Day – folks on radio and television breathlessly telling you about a great deal on queen sets or something. Some of the ads are urgent – in … Continue reading

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