Micromanagement – The Incurable Disease

Try this experiment:  Get together with your coworkers and ask them what they think of micromanagement.  I’m guessing that you will get animated responses, indignant denunciations, and outright hatred of micromanagement and its practitioners:  micromanagers.   In terms of public opinion, micromanagers are rated near the very bottom of society.  In fact, in a recent study…

In Defense of Summer

In Defense of Summer When I remember my childhood, I first think of summer; for summer reminds Americans that they are free. I read a horrid little article this morning entitled How Summer is Making U.S. Kids Dumber and Fatter.  The author, Peter Orszag, is apparently a big deal; not only is he a Vice President…

Posterity! May I have your attention please?

Posterity!   You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it. – John Adams in a Letter to Abigail Adams  (27 April 1777)…