Tweet For the past two days, I’ve been gathering links that I’ve meant to use in stand-alone posts. That’s clearly not going to happen, though, so let me pass the links onto you, in the hope that you find them as interesting as I did. Here’s something of a public service announcement: if you post [...]
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Tweet Last night, I went to hear Atul Gawande give a talk promoting his new book, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. The book’s premise is a simple one: In an increasingly complex world, even experts benefit from a routine checklist that requires them to focus on the essentials necessary to their task. [...]
Tweet In the old days, when work dried up in one geographic area, unemployed people migrated, often with tremendous difficulty, to another area. Think of the great Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, or the enormous Black movement from South to North during the Jim Crow years. People, being adaptable, followed the jobs. What strikes [...]