Monthly Archives: July 2018

Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (2nd Edition) By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler McGraw-Hill, New York, 2012 Have you ever had a conversation with someone and they suddenly got defensive? Maybe you were … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Management | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Principles

Principles by Ray Dalio Simon & Schuster, New York, 2017 I don’t often read books by celebrity CEOs. They can be jejune; more a testament to the author’s ego and less about providing any real insight or substance. Principles by … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Management | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Trump v. Hawaii

Reading through the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii – the Muslim travel ban case – is like drifting off to sleep on an ordinary commuter train headed for home and then being jolted awake when it shudders to … Continue reading

Posted in Law and justice, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment