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Put your money in Conservation Authority Flood Management Programs and it will be well-spent – May 10, 2017 Credit Valley Conservation post

Updates A Nov. 18, 2016 Water Canada article is entitled: “Evaluating Long-Term Performance From Low Impact Development Practices.” A July 12, 2017 CBC article is entitled: Don’t drain the swamp: report says wetlands help avert flood damage: Study says leaving … 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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North Korea makes a great topic for storytelling

A March 7, 2017 Brookings Institution article, which originally appeared in the Nikkei Asian Review, addresses the current situation in North Korea; the opening paragraphs read: Amid the sound and fury of President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office, the … Continue reading

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Storytelling: Getting attention; playing the role; collaboration

This post concerns three key features or elements of storytelling. At a previous post, I have noted some insights that have occurred to me regarding storytelling. Some subsequent posts are entitled: CBC The Current podcast: We are natural storytelling machines, not statisticians … Continue reading

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The story that claims that bombing will solve the problem of ISIS is a story that leads us nowhere

A basic point that Nicolas Hénin makes in Jihad Academy (2015), a study that is featured at a previous post, is that some news stories lead us astray. With any story, it’s useful to consider where the evidence leads, and to … Continue reading

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New Board of Directors at Small Arms Society features skills in archival research, event planning, cultural planning, marketing, and project management

I’ve discussed the Small Arms Society at a recent post, and will talk about the society in more detail later in the current post. Click here to access the Facebook Page of the Small Arms Society > On a related topic, … Continue reading

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Police Use of Force: A Global Perspective (2010). Policing has a relationship to military history.

The history of policing has a relationship to military history. Both realms – policing and the conduct of warfare – concern themselves with the management of violence for strategic purposes. I first became interested in military history when I began … Continue reading

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Erving Goffman’s “total institutions” warrant inclusion in a comprehensive theory of management

As I have noted, John Hendry provides an impressive and valuable overview of management theory and practice in Management: A Very Short Introduction (2013). According to a blurb, the Very Short Introductions of which close to 400 have been published by … Continue reading

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The oldest approach to management involves telling people what to do, if necessary by using violence or the threat of violence

Management: A Very Short Introduction (2013) is a delightful book, which provides a brief and cogent overview of management theory and practice. The book’s author, John Hendry, is founding director of the University of Cambridge MBA and has been teaching … Continue reading

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1989 was a critical year in the history of Eastern and Central Europe, and of the world

Twenty-five years ago in the summer of 1989, I travelled to the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia  – at that time still under occupation by the Soviet Union. I also travelled to Sweden, which had maintained a state … Continue reading

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