In a recent mini-blog post Seth Godin makes the following observation: Enormity Enormity doesn’t mean really enormous. It means incredibly horrible. The problem with enormity in marketing is that it doesn’t work. Enormity should pull at our heartstrings, but it usually shuts us down. Show us too many sick kids, unfair imprisonments or burned bodiesContinue reading “Enormity”
Tag Archives: Crisis of Leadership
From this: The Forum To this: The “Wall of Desperation” I remember visiting Conimbriga as a child. I returned as a young man with a bride. Then again, much later, with a spouse. Conimbriga is a symbol of the reach of empire, the power of a center basking under a broad hegemon, extending across aContinue reading “Conimbriga”
I keep returning to the questions surrounding these two terms. I’m a writer and therefore aspire to Author, have in a limited sense been one with my book on Design, but here I’m talking about the role of Author of Fiction, the capitals are semi-ironic, just as my thoughts on the subject are semi-muddled. IContinue reading “Author, Authority”
Imagine that Power wasn’t a zero-sum game.
This should be easier than it seems, Power isn’t a zero-sum game, not real Power. Let’s set up the parameters of a conceptual equation. Power exists in an unstable relationship with Control and Faith. Those without Faith in anything beyond themselves – actual, not professed Faith – also, unsurprisingly, feel a strong need to maintainContinue reading “Imagine that Power wasn’t a zero-sum game.”