This and That

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments by

As promised, today’s post is a quick collection of links related to Change and other topics I found interesting. Click around to read more and use the comment feature to let me know what you think.

Without further ado…

… 1 … Change Or Die: This article by Alan Deutschman came out a while ago in Fast Company, but it’s still useful & essentially true. He suggests that change is hard enough for the average person, but even harder for industries like health care. Lambo-Hyundai-Crash

… 2 … Pardon Me While I Crash My Car: Here’s why it’s not a good idea to routinely forgive folks who break the rules… It turns out that the South Korean government has a habit of excusing tons of traffic violations – but their benevolence has lead to a slew of auto accidents. I wonder if there’s a lesson in there for Sponsors of Change?

… 3 … Almost Skated Off a Cliff: I love hockey, but I was just about ready to give up on the 2012-13 National Hockey League season when I heard Sunday morning that the owners and players have reached an agreement to save the season. This is particularly great because my team (the Minnesota Wild) is actually supposed to be good this winter after signing two of the top available free agents. I wonder if the fans will come back or stay away in retaliation for the holdout/lockout/money grab/labor dispute?

Continuing with the forgiveness theme…

lance-armstrong-tour-de-france-2009 4 … Maybe He’s Hoping Yellow is the Color of Forgiveness: Looks like Lance Armstrong is weighing an admission to doping charges so he can stage yet another a comeback… Has anyone generated more fierce opinions of support and opposition than Lance? Love him or hate him, you have to admit that he’s almost qualified to be an honorary Kardashian with his sheer ability to stay in the news… 

… 5 … What Can I Say? I Like to Eat!  We unpacked the roaster and followed this standing_rib_roast21simple recipe for Horseradish-Crusted Rib Roast on Christmas Day. Even though it took about 4 hours, it was surprisingly easy to make and it vanished in short order.

Syracuse Football Coach Greg Robinson… 6 … Do It Your Way – As Long As You Win Right Now: If you just got a new leadership position to start the year, you may want to read this Freakonomics post about how new college football coaches can avoid getting fired by balancing their desire to lead in their own way with their stakeholders’ desire to win right away.

 … 7 … Go Big or Go Down Under: Finally, what must be The World’s Largest Rubber Duck was spotted in Sydney’s Darling Harbor this week. I think he’s trying to tell us to set  BIG goals for 2013…Sydney Harbor Giant Duck

Here’s a quick picture. Can you imagine how big his tub at home must be?

That’s all for this week. Email me stuff you find interesting and I’ll try to fit it into a future weekly post…



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