Chains of a Different Master

Perhaps the most famous of all of Karl Marx’s writings was the clause “you have nothing to lose but your chains.”  Many people still believe that human beings are chained to corporate masters.  Writers like Seth Godin talk about an awakening in which workers refuse to remain cogs in someone else’s machine.  These well-meaning people […]

Apologies to Seth Godin and His Readers

I tried to manually trackback to Seth Godin’s post on TV from this post.  Between WordPress’s false negatives on reporting success of links, my laptop’s touchy touchpad, and Typepad’s weird trackback URL system, I managed to: a. Link once to the wrong blog post b. Link twice to the right blog post I pride myself […]

Not So Fast, Seth

I am a big fan of Seth Godin’s thinking.  He clearly understands that people are rejecting steep hierarchies where an oligarchy makes all the decisions and the rest of us are expected to blindly follow instructions. He wrote a wonderful book on the subject.  Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? holds some wisdom (and some fallacy) that […]

Who Has the Fear?

For 100 years in America, government, business, and the education establishment built schools and laws about education. The purpose of these government schools and education laws was to produce compliant, unimaginative, order-taking automatons.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s Woodrow Wilson, educator and president, speaking on the American plan for education: We want one class of persons […]

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