Category Archives: Lessons from History

Gap Theory 2 – Why Does AT&T Do Stupid Things?

“Stupid is as Stupid does.” – Forrest Gump I was feeling somewhat relaxed after posting the last piece on Gap Theory. At least until about 3:00 am the next morning. I thought the next obvious question about the Gap would … Continue reading

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Gap Theory

“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” – Robert Heinlein Behaviors and Consequences No, this is not what you might think it is about. This is about something much less hypothetical and much more practical. And very real, in an … Continue reading

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Perfect Storms – 3 – Fake News

“Those who do not remember the past and fail to learn from it are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana (tweaked by me) It must be that time of year. December, I’m traveling, and all sorts of articles begin to … Continue reading

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Perfect Storms – 2: The Election, Revisited

“Those who do not remember the past and fail to learn from it are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana (tweaked by me) I couldn’t resist. I had to add that phrase just to be sure Santayana’s point wasn’t … Continue reading

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Perfect Storms – 1

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana I would really like to add, “and fail to learn from it”, but I strongly suspect that was Santayana’s point. Which would explain why his … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – The Whopping Effects of the Nonexistent Culture of Nations

While researching materials for the topic of the Culture of Nations, I discovered a very impressive book, one that I have now readily added to my Top Ten or More List of significant books (in this world there really needs … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – Fun with Flags, Parking Tickets, Saunas, and #Hashtags

The previous four posts (beginning here) sought to confirm that Nations do indeed have a Culture (a question somehow not yet resolved by either sociologists or historians) by looking at historical events, behaviors, and cultural sources for two not so … Continue reading

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