Mahatma Ghandi, on the Dynamics of Change

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

Niccolo Machiavelli, on the Trials of Change

“There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to institute a new order of things.”

Pablo Picasso, on the Meaning and Purpose of Life

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”



January 2022

Given my business, I know the recipe for solid communication — listen first, and then think before you speak, considering the audience. Yet often I’ll fall short in the moment. I don’t speak up, fearing contempt. Or I speak out in a way that sends people rushing to the exits. Blogging is easier, avoiding as it does direct contact with pesky people. I post when the spirit moves me.

Opinions are my own, not my clients’. Posts to date garnering the most comments are: “The Islamic State, Antiquities, Idols & Acronyms” (July 2015, under Global Affairs); “Brave New World” (December 2016, under U. S. Politics & Culture);  “Fetish of Process Perverts the People’s Business”  (April 2017, under Life in California); and “The U. S. is Less Than the Sum of its Parts” (4/16/20, under U. S. Politics & Culture). Subscribe to see what’s new, no cost. Hope I hear from you.





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