At the end of a conversation about success, business people will inevitably agree that it’s about the people. Among those who toil on a day-to-day basis — you know, the real people in the trenches — people matter. In the world of academia, where toiling involves a lot of theoretical pontification, the answer is the same — people matter. So why does the “command and control” autocratic leadership model still exist? (more…)
There is a recently released book on the Wright Brothers. It is aptly named “The Wright Brothers.” I read the Wall Street Journal review versus reading the entire book. My attention deficit disorder allows me a much greater aptitude when I read short articles versus 320-page novels. Big books ensure that I’m daydreaming by page 37.
John T. Daniels, according to the author, witnessed the first flight in 1903. He wrote: “It was one of the grandest sights, if not the grandest sight, of my life.” (more…)
Choosing a pillow is a big deal. According to sleep experts, the pillow is probably as important as the mattress it calls home. I should probably pay more attention to the details surrounding my nighttime head rest, but to date, my war is usually with the room temperature, not the pillow. (more…)
So the old guy just kept looking at me. I would kind of glance at him, our eyes would catch each other for a split second, and we would both look away quickly. But then he’d be right back at it. Because I’m taller than the average guy, especially those of age who have begun the shrinking process, he was looking at my chest more than anything else. (more…)