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Archive for November 2011

Where Does Culture Come From?

November 29, 2011

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”     — Red Adair I have never considered the origin and evolution of the culture of my workplace, not even the one that I created as a small business upstart.  I guess I just accepted that ‘it’ […]

Feedback is a Gift

November 22, 2011

“If, on occasion, the knowledge brought by science leads to an unhappy end, this is not to the discredit of science but is rather an indication of an imperfect ability to use wisely the gifts placed within our hands.”     –Polykarp Kusch Tis the season.  Time to make the list, choose the perfect gift, wrap it […]

The Process of Discovery

November 15, 2011

“A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.”     — Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Did you know that the discovery of the Titanic was accidental?  That Robert Ballard and crew were really on a spy mission disguised as an exploration to find the ship? …an accident meeting a prepared mind. On Saturday at the […]

The Satisfaction of Influence Felt

November 15, 2011

“The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself.”   — Eleanor Roosevelt Last Thursday evening I attended the Bravo Awards, an annual event celebrating extraordinary Chesterfield alumni.  I am proud to have been a part of developing this fund raiser, and continue to be influenced by the truly extraordinary individuals […]

Discovering the Layers of Culture

November 12, 2011

“The universe is true for all of us and different for each one.”     Marcel Proust When I was in elementary school, a lesson each year in geography had to do with contour maps.  The maps were in 2D on a textbook page, and I never understood the concept that these maps represented elevation. Years […]