Category Archives: Things I have learned

If, seventy years ago, you asked Henry Luce….

…”What is Time magazine for?” he’d probably talk about setting society’s agenda, capturing the attention of the educated and powerful and most of all, delivering the best weekly news package he could. Today, the answer is clear. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Sprechen Sie Du?

This is one of those Strange German Things. As an Ausländer, you’re in a parallel universe. And it depends on what sort of Ausländer you are. Look vaguely foreign and you’re likely to be addressed with Du in a friendly/patronising/dismissive … Continue reading

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Leadership

To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When … Continue reading

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