Can we turn the course of events?

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So, it’s not a fluke.  Remember when we discussed the Santa Cruz experiment to predict crime?  So that the police could beef up patrols in those areas that were likely to have crimes perpetrated.    Well, now STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) may have a valid method to predict incidents of war (not the incidence of war, though).

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Step on a crack, break your mother’s back (or spend $ 75 billion?)

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OK.  True confessions.   I hate slowpokes on the road.  You want to drive below the speed limit- stay right- all the way to the right.  Better yet- if you feel that driving 50 is nifty, stay off the interstates.    Second verse.   Why does it take 13 folks standing around watching one guy fix a pothole?

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Welcome to the Poorhouse

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Growing up, I thought that America had changed the way it viewed poor people.  We no longer made the poor go to jail.  We outlawed debtor’s prisons in 1833 (which, unfortunately, did not really stop the practice).  And, certainly by the end of the Depression, America knew that putting poor people in jail was bad policy.  Obviously, some folks no longer understand bad policy.

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It’s a new gig. How do you approach it?

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If you are going to be working with a client for the first time, there are all sorts of issues that need to be addressed.  Since we typically serve as CXO (Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Research Officers), we understand these concerns.  Which includes the near abject terror a client may experience putting his baby in our hands. (Even if you are not serving as CXO, they are entrusting you to achieve some success on a part – or all- of the project that they themselves can’t effect [which is why they hired you.])  It is our job- and yours- to help allay such fears.

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Come on, Jack, you know corporations are NOT people!

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Dear Jack:

I admire you- a lot After all, you are not only a fellow chemical engineer, but you managed to drive General Electric to unparalleled heights. But, that does not mean that I can accept everything you say without complaint.

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