Friday, September 17, 2004

Friday Night

There's something incredible about Friday night. A thrill of anticipation even though you know you have a great deal of work to do this weekend. Still, the collective memory of a thousand Fridays past fills your current Friday with a small touch of the same thrill that used to accompany a birthday morning. I wish we could all share Friday night together.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Politically Correct Myths

Today we present the first installment in a series designed to shed a little empirical light on popular politically correct myths.

Myth #1: Diversity rocks.

Truth: It ain't necessarily so. Diversity is not a panacea...and it never has been.

Empirical Support: In the Harvard Business Review, Sethi, Smith, and Park report the results of their study detailing the fact that "while more ideas may come to the table as diversity increases, team problem solving gets harder. Information overload can bog down the process, canceling out the benefit of having more perspectives and ideas to work with" (2002, p.17).

Sethi, R., Smith, D., & Park, C. (2002, August). How to kill a team's creativity. Harvard Business Review, 80(8), 16-17.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Who Is Littleteemy

A rational voice of reason to those whose reasoning has become irrational.
A beacon of light to those who haven't enough light to find the switch.
A correcting rebuke to those who had the light but can't quite keep the current running.

Quote for the day...from Clive Staples Lewis' Is Theology Poetry?

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen - not only because I see it, but because by it, I see everything."

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Baggie & McCain

I think there are some similarities here.