Not extending the license is indeed a people's victory. Closing, once and for all, this dangerous plant that should have been shuttered decades ago is long overdue. And President Obama would do well to reconsider his ill-advised push for nukes.
Thirty-one years ago, the housemate with whom I’d found an apartment
moved out, and I invited a poet friend of mine to take his place. We
shared that apartment for several months, until he, too, moved on, and
another friend moved in.
Last weekend, I went to see that poet friend for the first time since
around 1980. We’d been completely out of touch–but about a year ago, a
mutual friend tracked my wife down on Facebook. Turns out that mutual
friend also convinced my old housemate to join Facebook, where we found
each other a month or so ago.
I just read a very interesting article called "How to Weather a Twitterstorm"—and one of the most interesting parts was the comments, which included a whole lot of people who basically said that Twitter, Facebook and other social media are a marginal part of the overall audience, and kowtowing to them is a mistake.
At LinkedIn, a great discussion on <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&gid=54066&discussionID=2031924&commentID=2462364#commentID_2462364">when it is or isn't OK to pay referral fees</a>. I don't believe you have to be a member to see the conversation though you do if you want to make a comment (might have to join the group first, I don't know).
Some experts say the Madoff meltdown will be worse than Enron.
Are you as sick and tired of this as I am? Enron fell apart in 2001. Michael Milken was indicted in 1989—that's almost 20 years ago! And now we find out that Bernard Madoff, former head of NASDAQ, took the whole financial system for an astonishing $50 billion, suckering investors in with the promise of outrageously good yields—the same week we find out Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich actually had the chutzpah to try to sell Obama's vacant Senate seat.
Barack Obama's historic landslide
victory provides many lessons about leadership—and about successful marketing. To name some of them:
A transformative, emotion-based, positive campaign will trump a
narrow,negative, issues-based campaign. Obama inspired hope, and gave
millions of people a voice and interest in presidential politics that
they hadn’t had before. The last two party nominees to try this were
also successful: John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan (remember "It’s morning
It's a big challenge to the Darwinian notion of "survival of the fittest": research shows that the species who thrive in nature are not the most competitive but the most able to take advantage of—and sometimes adapt to—opportunities.