Monday, March 27, 2006

Advice For Leaders

Guy Kawasaki: Ten Questions With Jackie Onassis is the kind of piece that has made this Apple evangelist a guru to be much respected. Here is the end-quote, a mordant epilogue which offers a powerful metacognitive perspective over the whole article:

"One of my recommendations for innovators is that they eat information like a bird eats food. (If you had the metabolic rate of a hummingbird, you would ingest approximately 155,000 calories per day.) This means reading voraciously—and not just HTML for Bozos and Encryption for Lovers—but books like these that are seemingly unrelated to 'business'."

Modern leaders have no choice. To be unaware of the universe around you, or insufficiently aware, can be fatal to the organisations they lead. Hence it is heartening whenever national leaders show insights into a well-stocked and hungry bookshelf.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

No False Moves

It's possible to search for Bobby Fischer and find better than what you were looking for. This is the story of a chess prodigy who turned out well. The balance is intimidating, but the man is good. Would that we were all as fortunate.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


How To Be a Great Moderator is a really excellent piece of advice from a guru who ought to be better known (well, even more than he already is).