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NOT GETTING IT

Not Getting It By Leonard Zwelling          Currently, I am being bombarded with emails and links to web sites about the crisis in Israel and Gaza. Apparently anti-Semetic traffic is up on the internet. And an article in today’s NY Times discusses how the rest of the Arab world beyond the Palestinians are rooting for ...

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EXTRA: NEW UT CHANCELLOR (and new text)-Well, he got Bin Laden

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/McRaven-commander-in-Bin-Laden-raid-to-be-UT-5655509.php Let’s Hope McRaven=McNevermore By Leonard Zwelling          Now we know.          When the UT Chancellor’s job is open, be aware of who gives the commencement address. http://www.chron.com/default/article/New-UT-leadership-5655261.php          The Chronicle’s headline today announced the naming of the only finalist (is getting a top job at UT like having the World Series with only one ...

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THAT BUZZ YOU HEAR IS PROTONS

That Buzz You Hear Is Protons By Leonard Zwelling          Lots of MD Anderson’s faculty live in Bellaire as I do. We all get the local magazine called the Bellaire Buzz. In August, the Buzz had a paid advertisement from MD Anderson’s proton center with these statements: “When facing cancer, a fraction of a millimeter ...

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EXTRA: TO UNDERSTAND, WORK BACKWARDS

To Understand, Work Backwards By Leonard Zwelling          The latest 12-hour ceasefire has been broken as rockets flew into Israel from Gaza yet again on July 26. This morning, Sunday, July 27, Israel is considering reinstating a 24-hour halt to the fighting that Hamas has just accepted.          Many neighborhoods in Gaza are decimated. Many ...

5 mins

MAKE OR BUY?

Make or Buy? By Leonard Zwelling          This was a common question that we faced as business school students in our classes on strategic planning and entrepreneurship. When a company needs a certain skill or functionality, should that be created as a permanent part of the company or bought as piece work? It could be ...

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VIDEO and CORRECTION

First: How about a video from KTRK in Houston on which I appear commenting about our pending trip to Israel: http://abc13.com/news/us-pushes-for-truce-as-gaza-battle-rages/214187/ Second: I have heard from Dr. Marc Lippman of the Lippman Rules who denies having authored Rule #4 and claims it is I who made that one up. Of course, I remember it differently, ...

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BUT WHAT CAN I DO?

But What Can I Do? By Leonard Zwelling          Whether local or international, the news is grim.          Members of the MD Anderson community have been repeatedly greeted with more and more bad news mostly surrounding the behavior of its leadership and now with the hard to grasp fact that MD Anderson is no longer ...

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BORED OF DIRECTORS

Bored of Directors By Leonard Zwelling          No, that is not a typo and yes, I know how to use Spellcheck. I am trying to make a point. I believe the oversight of MD Anderson could use some freshening up.          In the corporate world and even among the non-profits, there is usually assembled a ...

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FOCUS

Focus By Leonard Zwelling          In this morning’s Houston Chronicle (July 17), Todd Ackerman reports that the American Association of University Professors will launch an investigation into the tenure dispute surrounding two Anderson faculty members that has roiled the waters at Anderson for months.          Let’s hope everyone can keep his or her focus on ...

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