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Memory and Media

A Thought-Provoking Post by Seth Godin

Memory and media Not too many millenia ago, just about everything we remembered happened to us. In real life. Books and then radio and TV changed that. Orson Welles demonstrated that a radio drama could create feelings (and then memories of those feelings) that were as powerful to some as the real thing. Eleven years […]

Japan Earthquake Damage


THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR THE U.S. Written by Michael Mahoney, March 17, 2011 Geophysicist, FEMA, National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) Coordinating Committee Member, FEMA, National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the multi-agency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) joins with the […]

Open Letter to Editor:

Letter to Editor: Structural Engineers Call for More Stringent Building Standards After Quake in Japan. The world has once again experienced a devastating earthquake and its ensuing tsunami and aftershocks. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their loved ones, their livelihoods and their homes in one of the largest earthquakes in Japan’s […]

Advanced Change Theory (ACT)

Commentary on an article, “Changing Others Through Changing Ourselves: The Transformation of Human Systems” in the Journal of Management Inquiry by Quinn, Spreitzer and Brown A ubiquitous and critical component of adaptive change is alteration of human systems. There is also a scarcity of research, expertise and effective, proven tools to accomplish this grand task: […]

Organizational Silence

Comments on an interesting article, “Sounds of Silence”, in Stern Business by Morrison and Milliken. The article is about the ubiquitous situation in which employees know about certain issues and problems that their organization faces but do not dare to speak the truth to their superiors. The article likens this to a CEO who has […]