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Sometimes, being a competent editor starts with scrawling something bizarre on a whiteboard

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(Thanks to my colleague Tom Davenport, whose excellent article in the forthcoming MIT Sloan Management Review provoked this image.)

Written by guterman

November 29, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Posted in work

Morning-after thoughts

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  • Election results still feel a bit unreal. Tomorrow we have to go back to working for the things we must work for — out of Iraq, yes to equality, etc. — but today I think I’ll just walk around with a wraparound smile. At least I can know that the tears of joy and relief are behind me (maybe).
  • Like so many others, I obsessed about the election in recent weeks, worried about everything from an October surprise to bad weather in swing states. Now that we’ve won, I’ll have to find a new way to procrastinate. Best news: I don’t have to visit Drudge or the Fox News web site again for another three years and 11 months.
  • Another gifted community organizer has entered a state legislature. Wonder how far she’ll go?
  • Whither negative ads? The most high-profile ones, from Elizabeth Dole and John McCain, backfired, sometimes terribly. They usually work so of course they’ll come back, but for now the Karl Rove Jr.s of the world have to rethink their tactics.
  • Alaska is insane.
  • Still biting my nails on Prop 8…
  • Not nearly as historic, but particularly welcome this morning as I send off this post and get to work, is the release today of a Remember The Milk application for the iPhone. Early impression: damn near perfect.
  • Written by guterman

    November 5, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Posted in politics


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    Grace votes

    Written by guterman

    November 4, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Posted in politics, PSA