[ by Charles Cameron — executive summaries — aren’t they just babyfood for thought? ]
I have nothing against Alicia Silverstone, that’s the first thing:
What interests me more, though, is the necessity for executives to be fed (readers?) digests on matters of national security.
If I recall correctly, Jerome Ravetz once made the point that the chief executive charged with the oversight of dozens of nuclear power plants may well have to make multi-million dollar decisions very rapidly, after brief briefings, and with full confidence that his orders will be obeyed without question.. which is not a situation that encourages nuanced discussion.
Brevity may be the soul of executive decision-making, I can see that. I don’t have to like it.