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Informal Leadership: Leading Without Authority

During a lunchroom conversation at work the other day, a colleague asked how you can lead without authority. How can you be an effective leader without having the formal or positional authority of a VP, director or manger? It’s a … Continue reading

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On Dumping Stuff

Last weekend we took a load of stuff to the dump. Technically it’s called a municipal waste transfer station. You pull up, back up actually, to the sloping edge of a long deep rectangular trench. The trench is really an … Continue reading

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Mr. O’Byrne

I’ve been remembering my high school calculus teacher, Mr. O’Byrne, over the last few days. It started while I was reading a lengthy article about neural networks and how they’re trained using backpropagation and analytic gradients. There’s not that much … Continue reading

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Swainson’s Thrush

They’re back! Swainson’s Thrush have returned to the North Cascades forests. I’m not a birdwatcher – glasses too thick – so I’ve never seen this bird close enough to identify it by color or markings. But I sure have heard … Continue reading

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Underground New York Public Library

I came across this article about New York photographer Ourit Ben Haim’s project photographing people reading books on the New York Subway.  Her blog is http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/.  If you click on any of the photos, you’ll get taken to her Flickr collection.  … Continue reading

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Canadian Election Recap

Back on April 14, the Elections Desk here at Katz News Network issued its prediction for the outcome of the May 2 Canadian general election.  We predicted another minority government for Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, and the resignation of Liberal leader … Continue reading

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Burma’s military dictators clearly terrified of Aung San Suu Kyi

As reported in the Guardian, and other media, Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi pleads not guilty to violating house arrest.  About a week before Aung San Suu Kyi was due to be released from six years of house … Continue reading

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