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CRIMEA ON THE BAYOU

Crimea on the Bayou By Leonard Zwelling          Despite the American President’s reluctance to admit it, Crimea is now part of Russia and is likely to stay a part of Russia. After all, who is going to take it away? The Europeans? No chance. They need the Russian oil and gas to get through next ...

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PAY UP

Pay Up By Leonard Zwelling       No fans are more engaged in the fate of their college athletic teams than those of us who graduated from Duke University. Every Duke graduate currently above ground lived through several years of basketball frenzy while on campus and the latest grads will even have a great football team ...

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MAKING IT UP: MH370, RELIGION and LEADERSHIP

Making It Up: What MH370 and Religion Can Teach Us About Leadership By Leonard Zwelling          I believe (please note choice of verb) that the evidence is incontrovertible that the need for religion is hard wired into the human psyche. As much as eating, breathing and sex, somewhere within our DNA we have a desire ...

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ACADEMIC BRACKETOLOGY

Academic Bracketology By Leonard Zwelling          It’s March Madness time again. I assume this season has this name because the fans of over 60 teams will be mad by the end of the month because their favorite college basketball team is not among the Final Four. As a graduate of a university with many Final ...

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STRATEGERY

Strategery (With apologies to Will Farrell) By Leonard Zwelling        I am now working in the second organization in which a strategic planning effort has been launched. Like most such efforts, it is likely that this one will probably generate less benefit than the gathered board and executives anticipated at the opening meetings to organize ...

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WHERE THE HELL IS IT?

Where the Hell Is It? By Leonard Zwelling      As I write this on March 15, the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 is still missing. It is very hard to understand how, in the era of Facebook, Twitter, Skype, CNN under your bed and gotcha on live TV, humans have misplaced a huge airplane. First thoughts ...

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PORNOGRAPHY AND THE FOUR-LETTER F WORD

Pornography and the Four-Letter F Word By Leonard Zwelling      That got your attention, I bet!      No, I am not going to write about porn, even, as Trekkie Monster points out in Avenue Q, “in volatile market, only stable investment is porn.” A co-ed at my alma mater has now taken the use of ...

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THE DANGERS OF MULTICULTURALISM

The Dangers of Multiculturalism By Leonard Zwelling       This is not a diatribe against political correctness although I have no love for the PC crowd. The multiculturalism I am talking about here has nothing to with religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference or country of origin. Rather it’s about institutional culture.       I always liked ...

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INTJ: 2% of People, Most of MD Anderson Administration

INTJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judgmental): 2% of the People, Most of the MD Anderson Administration By Leonard Zwelling          My time at MD Anderson was a roller coaster ride. It started by being beaten into academic unconsciousness while presenting my research at a Leukemia Department seminar for Dr. Frieriech shortly after arriving in 1984. It ...

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