Monthly Archives: September 2009

Godin Don’t Preach

For a long time it’s kind of stuck in my craw that marketing “thought leaders” seem less like marketing professionals than preachy proselytizers of the human potential movement. I was thinking specifically of Seth Godin and was grumbling that I … Continue reading

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Formalism versus Fundamentalism

As some of you may recall, and many of you will not, Frances Fukuyama published a book in 1992 entitled, The End of History and the Last Man. Fukuyama’s thesis therein was that, with the ascendancy of societies combining a … Continue reading

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Do It Now

Speaking with my friend, Rando Calrissian, about a woman who used to work for him, quoth he, “One great thing about her was, if she had something to do, she always did it right away.” I often think of Rando, … Continue reading

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Is Science Satanic?

“Oh, who can wonder at that old reproach against science, that it is atheistical?” – from The Confidence-Man, by Herman Melville For a long time I’ve harbored the notion that enmity towards the Devil stems not from the bad things … Continue reading

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