Friday Night Lights and the Power of NIMBYs

Posted on 11/1/10

I attended a high school football game last weekend in my small New England community, where playing sports is an important part of growing up, and local rivalries among the neighboring towns is serious business. Sadly, the game was on Saturday afternoon and not, as is tradition in 99% of America, on Friday night under […]

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Stoicism? Stubborness? Or Just Plain Stupid?

Posted on 6/24/10

As I watched BP CEO Tony Hayward testify before Congress last week, he appeared so bored and detached I imagined a thought running through his head: “These bloody Yanks…they are so reactionary and emotional. They would have never survived the blitz…” I’ve been asking my British friends if the lack of “passion” from BP (both […]

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