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Rising to Total Incompetence

Richard Nixon was finally sworn in as president on January 20, 1969, the same year that Laurence J. Peter published his book on the Peter Principle – his insight into the nature of large organizations. In almost all organizational hierarchies, … Continue reading

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The First Crisis

Hurricane Harvey doesn’t count. That may be the first test of our new president – his first crisis – but this wasn’t his fault. These things happen. Even so, Donald Trump was now supposed to be an empathizing, unifying, consoling, … Continue reading

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Dreamers Awake

“Never to have to think of yourself as white is a luxury that makes you deeply stupid.” ~ Leonard Michaels It does? Michaels was an Ashkenazy Jew born in New York City – his father was born in Poland. He … Continue reading

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Losing Pittsburgh

Gertrude Stein was born in Pittsburgh. She left. David O. Selznick, the guy who hired Clark Gable to play Rhett Butler, was born in Pittsburgh. He left, early on. Gene Kelly and Oscar Levant were born in Pittsburgh. They left for … Continue reading

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Not Quite Professional Grade

Americans know their helplessness. When the car breaks down, take it back to the dealer. There are no backyard mechanics anymore. There’s nothing under the hood that anyone can ticker with. It’s all solid state stuff sealed in little black … Continue reading

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The Winner Loses It

Losing is no fun, but there’s advice on how to deal with losing. Samuel Butler recommended moving on – “One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting … Continue reading

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