4 Harbingers of BAD Strategy organized by J. William DeMarco (sort of…)

Bad strategy is more than just the absence of good strategy. All too often, bad strategy consists of nothing more than platitudes, unrealistic goals and warm-and-fuzzy sounding slogans. Good strategy, by contrast, specifies how an organization will focus its resources to respond to challenges and move forward toward greatness. After reading Does U.S. Need Grand …

The Mastermind Century Group Principles of Command

The Principles below are more borrowed... or perhaps collected over the years--but they have served very well through a myriad of commandand staff tours.  Of course to even imply that this Airman has all of these down would be a gross overstatement and assumption. But, keeping these principles near and reviewing them often does help to …

ARCHIVE: Lost Childhood: Fear or Promise or…. on being Holden Caulfield

ARCHIVE: Lost Childhood: Fear or Promise or.... on being Holden Caulfield.  Now… I find myself the father of a teenager…   I am forced to confront my own childhood… have I  really lost it (my childhood, not my sanity)?  I know many that would say… Bill?  No way he is still a kid… some might …

Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin’

Songs that cause me to think...deep...Come gather 'roundpeopleWherever you roamAnd admit that the watersAround you have grownAnd accept it that soonYou'll be drenched to the boneIf your time to youIs worth savin'Then you better start swimmin'Or you'll sink like a stoneFor the times they are a-changin'.Come writers and criticsWho prophesize with your penAnd keep your …

Switchfoot - Where I Belong (Live NYC) Video Link Just listening to Switchfoot... a powerful band indeed... always get something out of listening to them. This is a good one... "Where I Belong" Feeling like a refugee Like it don't belong to me The colors flash across the sky This air feels strange to me Feeling …

Christmas Eve in Paris

Christmas Eve in Paris

Great vacation at all levels except for rest. The boys were able to see the historic city and visit Disney. Sundie and I were able to enjoy the city of love (more or less) and sample some fine French cuisine. Now we just need some time to catch up on sleep.

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