Synopses in Progress; A Progress Report – The Deficit Myth, White Fragility, The Employee Experience,. and more…

What I am reading … I have a bunch of synopses to prepare in the coming weeks.  Two for the First Friday Book Synopsis, one for the Urban Engagement Book Club, one for the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, and one for a private climate. Sometimes, when I am reading one book right after the other, Read More

Lifelong Learner; Good. Perpetual Student; Better — a Lesson in Learning from Dr. Anthony Fauci

“I have read 2 Harvard senior theses this year – yours and Jenny’s – and I have learned from both.  This actually get to a theme that I often weave weave commencement addresses; that is the concept of a “perpetual student.”  I continually learn, even from people like yourself and Jenny who are much younger Read More

How do you Never Eat Alone when you pretty much only get to eat alone? – A Covid-19 Lament

  Sticking to the people we already know is a tempting behavior. But unlike some forms of dating, a networker isn’t looking to achieve only a single successful union. Creating an enriching circle of trusted relationships requires one to be out there, in the mix, all the time… So what should your objective be in Read More

Start with Why: History before Remedy – Reflections about Racial Issues

“The racial divide (in policing) is real, it is ugly, and it grows from a thing that has worked its way into all Americans’ minds.” Tom James, The Atlantic:  Can Cops Unlearn Their Unconscious Biases? “Implicit bias” training is spreading to departments around the country, the theory being it can influence officer behavior on the Read More