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Clayton Christensen’s book: How Will You Measure Your Life? is wonderful. And I say that as an atheist. Clay is a Harvard grad and now, a Harvard Business School professor. His insights are often brilliant and I’ve read a couple of his books, including this one. Do yourself a favor…

Learn this and maybe you’ll save a life.

This video explains things in Syria as well as anything I’ve heard or seen. (Of course, I don’t know all that much about, so caveat emptor.)

This isn’t a misuse of statistics, this is the American reality.
American Insanity

When you fail some of life’s tests, the consequences can be fatal. Thirteen young people standing on a 5′ x 10′ balcony is just plain stupid. I’m sorry that six of them are dead, but until we call things by what they really are, we’ll never solve anything.

Wow, I’m impressed. Former CIA & NSA Director Michael Hayden really gets it.

MICHAEL HAYDEN: I don’t have any inside knowledge… This was done by the Ministry of State Security, which is essentially the equivalent of the CIA in the Chinese system. Whereas PLA Department Three is roughly the equivalent of the NSA. The human intelligence service.

These records are a legitimate foreign intelligence target. If I as director of CIA or NSA would have had the opportunity to grab the equivalent from the Chinese system, I would not have thought twice, I would not have asked permission, I’d have launched the Star Fleet and we’d have brought those suckers home at the speed of light.

So this is not shame on China, this is shame on us. For not protecting that kind of information.

Our destruction of our habitat, not the Earth itself, is.

Whenever you venture into unchartered territory, there aren’t any maps. Such is the nature of doing new things. Such is the nature of Quixote University. I don’t have all of the answers. But I have enough of them to know that we’re on the right track. And that others (our students and our progeny) will help to fill in some of the gaps.

The greatest challenge, as is so often the case, is having enough courage to get off the beaten path. (What I often refer to as “The B Road”. To be like everyone else.)

You can Lead. We need you to Lead. Yes, we need more doctors, lawyers, scientists, administrators, entrepreneurs, millionaires, even politicians. But the lines for these positions is long. Over here, where I work, there isn’t anybody waiting in line, on the contrary, there is a huge shortage of Leaders.

Dean Kamen’s short video talks about creating the map.

Homeward Bound

The Chinese government has been kind enough to give me a visa allowing me to return to my Chinese hometown, Shenzhen. I will be in Shenzhen from the 11th to the 22nd of this month. Needless to say, I’m thrilled.

If you don’t know Simon & Garfunkel’s classic song, “Homeward Bound”, you should give it a listen. If you can’t access YouTube, here are the lyrics. There’s a reason that it’s a classic.