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Sunday, September 30th, 2007


Tom Barnett pointed out this tome to me in the comment section of his blog:

As I have not read a new economics book since Freakonomics came out, I’ll grab this the next time I run over to Border’s ( despite Col. Frans Osinga’s Science, Strategy and War, sent courtesy of Shane, sitting there, staring me in the face, taunting me). Idoru needs to be finished too and…

So many books. So little time.

Saturday, September 29th, 2007


Recent additions to my blogroll, all worthy of attention, though having little in common, certainly not politically or topically, other than that fact.

Network Weaving ( Valdis Krebs’ blog)

Permanent Innovation Blog


Wolf Pangloss

Social Edge

Presentation Zen

Friday, September 28th, 2007


Better late than never – yes ?

Top Billing! Edge Perspectives With John Hagel – “Convergence or Divergence?

I think Hagel operates on the theory that your blog will always have fantastic posts if you only write ten or twelve of them per year.

Steve DeAngelis at ERMB – “Radical Collaboration” and “Complexity and Resilience

Complexity and Radical Collaboration are two elements of operating at “the intersection”, the creative verge of multiple domains. This is the field of play for the horizontal thinker! More on this topic very soon but read Steve’s take first.

Haft of the Spear -“Words are Important” and “this is funny

Tanji en fuego !!

Fabius Maximus – “Beyond Insurgency: An End to Our War in Iraq

Part of a DNI series by FM on Iraq. Some of which is sensible and some of which will provoke the readership and cause gnashing of teeth – perhaps on both ends of the political spectrum.

Thoughts Illustrated – “What goes around, comes around! ” and “Too many ripples in the pond?

The first post by Dave is some tech history and the second deals with an important concept (ROA) for anyone considering issues of attention scarcity.

The Long Tail – “Social Networking is a feature, not a destination

Thoughtful commentary on the cultural-technological evolution of social networking apps by Chris Anderson, author of The Long Tail.

The Small Wars Journal Volume 9 (PDF)

‘Nuff said.

That’s it !

Friday, September 28th, 2007


As Dan of tdaxp would say,”Woot!”.

Thursday, September 27th, 2007


As you are no doubt aware, Buddhist monks have led the largest protests against Burma’s military-socialist junta, which has misruled Burma in various guises for almost sixty years, since the student democracy movement was crushed in 1988. Given the track record of this exceptionally brutal regime, only intense international pressure from the US, the EU and especially, Burma’s major economic trading partner and supplier of military equipment, China,prevent an epic massacre.

As my blogging time is sharply constricted at present, I can recommend others who have been following these developments:

Pundita: Burma: Oh ho! The aged emperor is isolated!, Hello, CNN, we’re trying to prevent a massacre, Diamonds are a dictator’s best friend; beware the white heads!

Duck of Minerva: Crackdown, Photos from Myanmar

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