Between a rock and a hard place? Not at all.
April 22, 2020
Reference https://www.garynorth.com/members/forum/openthread.cfm?forum=25&ThreadID=280152#280152 (Website subscription required.)
A subscriber to GaryNorth.com recently posted information about technical opinions regarding the current COVID-19 virus, originally published as a slide presentation about the COVID-19 virus event, by Alliance Bernstein, a global asset management firm in Nashville, Tennessee.
Continue reading “Prototyping As A Method”
The hallmark of an immediate action fight is a situation seemingly disconnected, reactive, chaotic, exceedingly noisy, casualties are accumulating, and [normal] operational capability is rapidly expended. It’s obvious a fight is in progress.
April 17, 2020
One of the concepts one learns in the military that is applicable to any business, including the business of oneself, is the concept of “defense in depth,” which although typically used to mean fighting a defensive battle within geographical space using multiple defensive positions, in the upshot actually refers to “time AND space” AND fluidity of action as an expression of capability. It is the expression of capability in time and space that allows one to overcome adversity. As a concept, the expression of capability is applicable to manifold contexts of varying scopes.
Continue reading “Defense In Depth: Capability In CoVID-19 Context”
…whether the mess belongs to the subject, or to someone else (or a combination) is unknown, and really doesn’t matter;
March 11, 2020
Some fifty years ago
(this summer), “Harry” was confronted with the dilemma of either
immediately upsetting his peers resulting in their extreme (and immediate)
disapproval of “Harry,” or requiring them to put their lives at very
real risk by immediately intervening in a hazardous undertaking.
Continue reading “The Price”
…it matters little what perspective others have; yours is the perspective of paramount importance vis-a-vis your career plan. You may choose to adopt another/different perspective; then again, you may not. Same choice for everyone else.
This is part of a dialog recently posted on GaryNorth.com:
“How common is it for anyone to have a 40,000 ft perspective?”
- a technique of depicting volumes and spatial
relationships on a flat surface.
- a picture employing
this technique, especially one in which it is prominent: an
architect’s perspective of a house.
- a visible scene,
especially one extending to a distance; vista: a
perspective on the main axis of an estate.
- the state of
existing in space before the eye: The elevations look
all right, but the building’s composition is a failure in perspective.
- the state of one’s
ideas, the facts known to one, etc., in having a meaningful
interrelationship: You have to live here a few years to
see local conditions in perspective.
Perspective is a human trait, in all humans,
exercised to a greater or lesser extent in any individual as the individual
chooses. Those that choose to step back and consider a broader (or another)
perspective in any particular context will; those that don’t, won’t.
Continue reading “Perspective”
…as our world continues to devolve in so many ways, more than anything, it will be integrity that empowers one to personally minimize participation in and the consequences of that devolvement.
A recent article by Dr. Gary North on his website referred to Harry
Hobbes’ posted contributions to the forums on that website as the focal point
to advise members of the need to develop and publish information on their own
websites, and eventually to sell that information.
The specific passage within Dr. North’s article
Continue reading “Exercising Muscle Groups”
There is a site member who goes by the name of Harry Hobbes. His answers are detailed. If he were to collect all of the answers that he has posted for free on this site, he could begin to produce the outline of a textbook in either management or followership. Maybe he could produce a textbook that would be half management, half followership. You have to be a good follower before you can be a good manager. On the other hand, to be a really good manager, you had better follow a good manager for several years.