Lloyd A. Conway

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Darkness On The Edge Of Town ~ Bruce Springsteen
Darkness On The Edge Of Town ~ Bruce Springsteen
He would have been hard-pressed to outshine Bruce Springsteen. I first bought this LP in 1978, as a 16 year-old, on the strength of having loved "Born To Run." The mood shift is clear from the opening track, perhaps my favorite rock 'n' roll song: "Badlands." Coming out when it did - 1978 - with factories closing all around my native Detroit, malaise gripping the country, hostages taken in Iran the next year, et cetera, this work combined songs mixing equal measures of hope and despair.
As another reviewer noted, this was also the first rock 'n' roll album I heard dealing with adult themes - from the fantastical workd of the Magic Rat, et al, on "Born To Run" to flesh-and-blood… Read more
The 2000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization &hellip by Donald Mitchell
The nautre of organizational behavior (really individual behavior within the constraints imposed by organizational culture) is to seek incrementalist changes at the margins. Rarely do the well-entrenched want to leave those trenches to risk what they have in the fluidity of the uncretain. This is natural, since safety is something innately sought by most organisms most of the time. Short-term safety can be a good predictor of impending decline and death, as the old adage says: "Whom the Gods Would Destroy, They First Give 40 Years of Success."
The authors propose that aiming for incremental, marginalist change is a "stall," a way of refusing to face or accept… Read more
The Irresistible Growth Enterprise: Breakthrough G&hellip by Donald Mitchell
Fritz Leiber's "Lankhmar" stories tell of a fail-safe system available to the citizens of Lankmar in case they were in grave danger of defeat: They could summon the Gods of Lankhmar, who would lay waste their enemies - and them, too. (Naturally, one does not summon them too often.)
Many leaders, thinking like managers, wait until drastic action is mandatory to save their organization - risking possible destruction in the process. Mitchell and Coles outline a series of steps, somewhat reminicent of Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" system, for recognizing danger (read: opportunity), planning for riding the crest of said opportunity, and for overcoming the organizational inertia… Read more