Archive: March 2013

The long, strange trip of Désirée Clary (March 19, 2013)

In an age of turmoil, she rose higher than nearly anyone else. But it cost her her happiness

How winners win: John Boyd and the four qualities of victorious organizations (March 14, 2013)

A culture focused on a particular set of essential principles, Boyd believed, would give an edge when confronting an organization that did not

A word of advice for Rand Paul and anti-drone activists (March 7, 2013)

You keep talking about drones. If you want to win, you should stop. Here is why

Stephen Douglas, the politician who was too smart for his own good (March 6, 2013)

With the administration of George W. Bush still fresh in our collective memories, it’s easy to think that the problem with our system is the way it periodically throws stupid people into positions of power. But intelligence, in and of itself, is no guarantee of wisdom

Google and Paint.NET need to stop misleading users (March 5, 2013)

The Paint.NET web site runs ads designed to lead naïve users to download unrelated adware. This needs to stop

Just say what you mean (March 4, 2013)

Too often communicators outsmart themselves by trying to anticipate what their readers are thinking, and then bending their message to fit the contours of those imagined thoughts. But doing this makes you appear weak