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An exemplary study in story management: Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015)

I’ve been reading with interest a Brookings Institution study entitled: Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015). The way the book itself is constructed is a study in effective story management. As well, the contents of the book – featuring … Continue reading

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Mr. Putin (2015) illustrates that story management is possible even in the absence of evidence-based biographical details

In a previous post, I’ve discussed the Story of Mississauga, which I’ve been following since January 2017. The project is driven by a focused approach toward heritage management. The Story of Mississauga is concerned, as well, with community engagement. It’s my … Continue reading

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Bill Browder’s testimony; significance of Magnitsky Act; Mikhail Lesin’s death

Magnitsky Act A July 25, 2017 Atlantic article is entitled: “Bill Browder’s Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee: “I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers … Continue reading

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Some links regarding empathy

At a page at this website dealing with mindfulness meditation, I’ve shared a comment about empathy. In order to bring attention to the comment, I have created the current blog post. The comment reads: Empathy A July 12, 2012 Wired … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2017) provides a good overview of “irregular warfare” in the Second World War

I’ve recently finished reading Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler’s Defeat (2017). I’ve also been reading A Most Ungentlemanly Way of War: The SOE and the Canadian Connection (2015). I first became interested in irregular warfare … Continue reading

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Not a good day, some days ago: Graeme Decarie, who taught history at Concordia University for many years, shares some thoughts about mass murders

I’m just catching up with posting of a message from Graeme Decarie. Graeme Decarie was a history teacher at Malcolm Campbell High School in Montreal. I didn’t have a history class with him but he was an advisor to the … Continue reading

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Tactics, strategy, and logistics drive the management of organized violence

When we speak of military leadership we are speaking of the management of organized violence. A random thought, that has occurred to me, concerns the inter-connectedness of all things. What follows are some additional, accumulated random thoughts. Vladimir Putin and … Continue reading

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets, First U.S. Edition (2016)

This post concerns three books: The Moth, First Edition (2014) Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015) Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets, First U.S. Edition. (2016) Each of these books focuses – with a high level of skill … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures (2016): A great movie; I recommend it highly

In the course of my life, I have been inspired by decency, honesty, fairness, and genuine (as opposed to fake) justice. It’s been my observation that the pursuit of such qualities as decency, honesty, and so on, appeals to some … Continue reading

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190-page Mississauga Heritage Management Strategy outlines framework for Story of Mississauga project

I have an interest in a City of Mississauga initiative that seeks to develop the Story of Mississauga. The project is outlined in a 190-page City of Mississauga report entitled: “Mississauga Heritage Management Strategy”: MississaugaHeritageManagementStrategy_May2016 A related report is entitled: “City … Continue reading

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