How Things Work

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After spending 20 years learning how things worked on the upper floors of government (military) bureaucracy and Fortune 500 corporate management I spent another 20 years at the other end of the economic and...

Part II, How the Organization Man Went Rogue

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Part II The Gordon Gekko vision (1987) more or less defined the next iteration of Organization Man, which I learned the hard way after returning to the US, trying to help link up American entrepreneurs...

Has the Wuhan Flu Given the World a Competition Between Statism and Democratic Solutions?

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Long before Communism, the Chinese had been considered "inscrutable". Popular fiction of the late 19th-early 20th Century had portrayed them as possessing the most complex and cunning criminal minds, both for crime, Fu Manchu,...

The American Political Class, God help me….

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God help me... ...but every time I see a GOP member of the political class, with a few exceptions (Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Jim Jordan...just a handful) refuse to speak or take a position on...

A 30-Day Track Ahead of the Fear Mongers

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There's a gentleman on Twitter named Mike Anderson @mikeandersonsr, who's a 60-something executive manager. He's begun posting on Twitter every morning, early, around 6, a running total of reported US coronavirus cases, at their...

“One of These Day I’m Gonna Run This Construction Company!”

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For those of you old enough, there was a beatnik comedian from the 60s named Brother Dave Gardner. He told a story about going to a construction site where he saw a fellow standing over by the gravel pile with his foot on his...