Link Loving 30.06.11

June 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Failure – Avoid The Second Arrow

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From James Altucher

Failure is actually two arrows. The first arrow is the failure itself. That first arrow is a horrible impact. Knocks you down. Knocks the breath out of you. Makes you bleed. But that arrow won’t kill you. The second arrow is how you react to the failure.That arrow will blind you, infect you, and eventually kill you.

Most important for success is to dodge that second arrow. Here’s 13 ways you do it.

How’s that for a campaign evaluation meeting starter for 10?

Case number 1: The left’s reaction to the financial crisis.

What’s The Economy For, Anyway?

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Earth Economics

What Is In Your Hand?

June 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

Talk about story-telling. There is little that can beat a good pastor on a roll. Don’t get me wrong – I disagree vehemently with his attitude towards gays and lesbians, but he is one hell of a speaker. Also remarkable is his willingness to challenge the individualist nature of Christian evangelism and introduce difficult social issues like HIV/AIDS. You’ll be surprised by how much this will resonate.

“I’m not trying to impress you, I’m trying to teach you – so please don’t clap.”

Link Loving 29.06.11

June 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Attack On Hari – Dismantling Our Infrastructure

June 29, 2011 § 4 Comments

This is not a defense of Hari’s breach of his readers’ trust. I am as disappointed in him as you are. He has undermined his own credibility by trying to be too smart.

But to suggest that this Westminster story is simply a question of journalistic integrity is naive. This is a full-on attack on one of the media-pillars of the progressive left, a powerful writer and attack-dog.

Guido brought the story to light yesterday. Telegraph soon followed. Toby Young got in on the action, turning it into a broader attack on the editor of the Independent. (Perhaps he’s forgotten his own writing misdemeanors – here the New York Times and a former employer accuse him of plagiarism.)

Hari’s apology for not attributing quotes trailed on page 1 and page 7 of the Independent today. To put that in perspective, The Sunday Times apology for making up John Prescott’s quotes? Bottom of page 24.

Johann is a powerful writer. His pieces (like this one about the Congo) are worthy of the prizes bestowed on him. He will have to work doubly hard to regain the trust of his readers, but for us to hang him out to dry is as shortsighted as it is dangerous.

Oh – and if you want to read why he’s hated? It’s because he’s good.

Coal Lobby Warns Wind Farms May Blow Earth Off Orbit

June 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Oh, The Onion – how I love you.

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