Month: December 2009

Quote of the Day 2009-12-30

You wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues. Wisdom, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance. As I read the list I knew I had none of them. But I have other virtues, father. Ambition, that can be a virtue when it drives us to excel. Resourcefulness. Courage. Perhaps not on the battlefield, but there are …

Lessons Learned 2009-12-13

Time to review what I learned this week! 1) Being a good leader means being a good recruiter, a good motivator, and putting people in the right places It bears repeating because I think this sums up the entire job very quickly while at the same time still showing the magnitude of the job and …

When generosity isn’t free

A lot of interesting research coming out of behavioral studies today from Slate, about moral sainthood and its costs: But new research by Nina Mazar and Chen-Bo Zhong at the University of Toronto levels an even graver charge: that virtuous shopping can actually lead to immoral behavior. In their study, subjects who made simulated eco-friendly …

Quote of the Day 2009-12-7

I had a great many prejudices that have since dissolved. But what I still hate about the women’s movement is their insistence upon male piety in relation to it. I don’t like bending my knee and saying I’m sorry, mea culpa. I find now that women have achieved some power and recognition they are quite …