Daesh and The Fear of the Walking Dead: DeMarco Banter

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It dawned on me this afternoon as I was working out–as sad as it is to ponder–terrorist attacks seem to be the new normal.  Please realize, I am not saying we should accept this new normal by any stretch, but … Continue reading

You Don’t Know The Power of The Dark Side and Horrible Bosses: DeMarco Banter

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I’ve been doing some light reading this week…light reading usually means pointless reading in usual DeMarco Fashion…books like Death Star by Michael Reeves and Steve Perry (don’t think it is the same Perry of Journey fame…but you never know). The … Continue reading

It’s the Strategy, Stupid…or How Did I Get Here? DeMarco Banter…

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I’m sure all the “old” folks out there recall the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid.” In the realm of leadership… we might look at this infamous phase in a deeper and slightly new light.  While on a U.S. National Level…. it … Continue reading

Meeting the Future Before It Gets Here…a plea for today’s leaders… DeMarco Banter

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“It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.” – Harvey Firestone Recently, the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General Mark Welsh, noted: “Now more than any time in its history, the United States … Continue reading

What’s In A War: The Iran discussion the U.S. must have by Fallon, Hagel, Hamilton, Pickering, and Zinni

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DeM Banter:  So many issues to consider here…of course we all wish it were black and white, but live in the gray… not only do we need to ponder the 3rd and 4th order effects, we need to take it … Continue reading

The Audacity Of Democracy By Akhil Reed Amar

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DeM Banter: Are we still audacious? Do we remember our radical roots? Where are the crazy dreamers? Where are the BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) that will keep America on her trajectory of greatness? Los Angeles Times September 16, 2012 … Continue reading