Category Archives: Information

The Holodomor: Marxism in Action

By | September 10, 2019

[September 10, 2019]  Karl Marx knew what he was talking about when he said, “There is a specter haunting Europe, the specter of Communism.”  Fortunately for European leaders, they discovered the Ukrainian Holodomor.  During the 1932-33 Holodomor, 7-10 million Ukrainians died of starvation in a catastrophe nearly unprecedented in the history of humankind. Surpassed only by the Great… Read More »

The Importance of Allies

By | September 6, 2019

[September 6, 2019]  “United we stand, divided we fall” is a common phrase meaning without each other we are condemned to fail.  The consequence of the idea is strong; going back to before recorded human history and used in some form across all cultures and across all time.  Based on this idea, formal relationships are created during peacetime… Read More »

How NOT to be a Good Leader

By | September 5, 2019

[September 5, 2019]  For those following the U.S. presidential campaigning, you probably overlooked some of those doing poorly in popularity polls.  I’m looking at them because they tell us something of value.  What they are doing says what NOT to do as a leader. Take, for example, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.  I’ll be using his… Read More »

Leaders Solve Hard Problems

By | September 4, 2019

[September 4, 2019] Leadership is not easy; it means taking on complex, ambiguous, and difficult problems. These are closely tied to our deepest values and we are limited by cultural mores and social responsibilities.  Solutions can be slow and are often fraught with unintended consequences. When the government gets involved, it can bring enormous resources to bear; a… Read More »

Whatever it Takes

By | August 31, 2019

[August 31, 2019]  In 2003, during the initial invasion of Iraq, the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines were often the tip of the spear of American and coalition attacks.  They fought with distinction and were later deployed several more times to Iraq.  Their motto is “Whatever it Takes.” One of the best habits a leader can have is to… Read More »