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Archive for January 2011

On the Overconfidence of Consciousness

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Striking a similar tone to a speech I reviewed last week by William Deresiewicz, David Brooks’ recent piece in The New Yorker also addresses the theme of over-achieving people and understanding their paths to success and happiness.  Arguing that “brain science helps fill the hole left by the atrophy of theology and philosophy” in our understanding of the human person, Brooks notes that “Researchers at the University of Minnesota can look at attachment patterns of children at forty-two months, and predict with seventy-seven percent accuracy who will graduate from high school.”  The early experiences of life do not determine us, but they certainly provide us with pathways, “changed or reinforced by later experiences.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by ryancberg

January 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm

On Leadership and Solitude: Its Connection and Absence in Society

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In a speech to cadets at the US Military Academy, William Deresiewicz addresses issues of privacy vs. solitude, leadership vs. achievement, and conformity vs. vision.  Deresiewicz argues cogently that universities, especially top universities, perform a great disservice to their students by failing to position them for successful and reflective leadership.  In fact, Deresiewicz questions their very definition of leadership as askance.  Elite education no longer affords students the toolbox to offer refreshing visions and transformational change.  Instead, they teach graduates to “keep the ship moving,” follow an established routine, conform to their superiors, and make conservative choices, if faced with any.  And this definitional change in leadership does not apply solely to those working in government! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ryancberg

January 20, 2011 at 2:19 pm

2010 Book List

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Before we completely leave 2010 behind, I wanted to take a retrospective look at my year in reading. I started tracking the books I read in 2009, after reading Louis L’Amour’s Education of a Wandering Man. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Russell S.

January 2, 2011 at 7:59 pm

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2010 in Review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how Capitolism did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 78 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 128 posts.

The busiest day of the year was November 15th with 103 views. The most popular post that day was Review: The Back of the Napkin.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were conservativewahoo.blogspot.com, online.wsj.com, bgdailynews.com.cinergycom.net, twitter.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for capitolism, investment biker, toyota public imagecourage in business, and lack of courage in leadership.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Review: The Back of the Napkin November 2010

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Review: Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Production of Henry V March 2010
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Review: Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant March 2010
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About Capitolism October 2009
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Written by Russell S.

January 2, 2011 at 7:31 pm

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