How Does One Effectively Create An Enduring And Successful Team Spirit?

This has to be one of the most enduring challenges for any business whether small or large. I was struck by the Bill Pennington article in the NYT, “The Ski Team That Sleeps Together Wins a Lot of Gold Medals” outlining the … Continue reading

Beijing Olympics 2008 Medals Recap with Per Population Analysis

The Beijing 2008 Olympics have come to an end today Sunday, August 24th. It is hard to imagine that 303 events are crammed into the past 15 days. The kick-off and finale were works of art (if well ‘orchestrated’ in … Continue reading

China steps up efforts on Ecology

China bans free bags! In a second post (“Getting rid of Plastic Bags” May 2007) on the topic, I read in the Herald Tribune with a mixture of satisfaction and curiosity about China’s intended policy to ban the giving out … Continue reading

Thinking Blogger Awards Meets Blog Day 2007

It’s August 31st, BLOGDAY. Time to discover some new blogs. First, I would be remiss not to recognize Sarah at St Bloggie de Riviere for putting me up for a Thinking Blogger Award (see rules below)* and whose blog is … Continue reading

Will Live Earth encourage the sports world to go green?

In the aftermath of Live Earth 7.7.07, it struck me that the sporting world could also take up the green cause in a more formal fashion. Live Earth apparently attracted an audience of 2 billion people. [As an aside, I … Continue reading

Winter Scandalympics 2014 Put In Sochi, Russia

What kind of backwater Put[r]in-ification allowed the Winter Olympics 2014 to be ‘offered’ to the backwoods–not to say backwards–town of Sochi? With a minuscule 7km of slopes, this is truly Putin’s backyard ski resort. A day of portent, the selection … Continue reading