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Ed, sorry for your losses this week. Yes - 91 is a lot of years. He saw lots of change - 1918 - 2009. I think it is great you have a local group taking this together. Ought to have a support group - a team. Take care Gene
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PS (and comment #50) Posted 2 slide remakes on the cited Flickr pool http://www.flickr.com/groups/858082@N25/pool/ - (perhaps we should start a new group?) I didn't post the most minor remake - change "fired" to "fried" and "(served with a good muscatel, of course)"
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Comment # 49 to this post! A record over the 3 years? I luv NPR - last Sunday's Weekend Edition was an educational home run. "Taking an American Vacation - Google Style" is definitely worth the listen - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111921898 Other items were NYU's middle east campus, digital textbooks in California and "teaching naked" (thankfully college, not K-12). Pockets of change are rampant in education, while the core.......
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One of Deming's 14 points for change was to "drive out fear". Being fired is fearful. Understanding consequences of the status quo is probably a better method albeit slower than using fear. How about a contest? Keep the idea, but re-word the slide.
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Movie Promotes Blogging - driving home last eve after seeing Julie and Julia and I thought of your post Scott. Movie is about a young woman who cooks all of Julia Child's 520+ recipes in 365 days and BLOGS about the experience daily - circa 2002. It is also about Child's life in France in the early 50's with her husband learning French cooking. OK this is not a great movie, but will be watched by a fair number of middle age plus folks. My bet is that it will promote blogging as a creative regenerative growthful activity. I found a certain irony that this tech promoting movie had a "foreign food" motif. I do agree with the post message that "globalness" is about more than food and holidays. Re good comment on language and competition and cooperation - I'm reminded of old saying about change - it happens due to peer or fear. We change because we copy a peer or because we are scared. Both are external motivators. Change liking learning works best and lasts longer if internally motivated.
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