October 20, 2020

There is No Such Thing as the Average Person: Remember that in Business or the Classroom


Todd Rose should know. He was a high school dropout, but is now a faculty member at Harvard School of Education’s graduate school.

Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang

Bold and short (less than two minutes because that’s all it needs) video of maestro principal conductor Herbert von Karajan (1908-89) conducting a Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 1984 performance of Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang [‘Introduction, or Sunrise‘] from Richard Strauss‘s tone poem inspired and named after Friedrich Nietzsche‘s Also Spach Zarathustra. I bet you’ve heard this musical composition before, and guess who was conducting it then, too! Von Karajan’s recordings have sold an estimated 200 million classical music albums.


Asian airlines are the cleanest in the world. That shouldn’t be a surprise. What’s surprising is that there are no North American airlines and only European airline among last year’s Top Ten Cleanest list.


I was sorry to read that, after more than a quarter millennium (256 years to be exact) the Hartford Courant, the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States, will no longer be printed in Hartford, Connecticut’s state capital. It instead will be printed in Massachusetts and trucked into the state. More than 150 printers in Hartford will lose their jobs. It reminded me of Willimantic, Connecticut, where on April 30, 2017, after 140 years of continuous daily printing, the last edition of that town’s daily Chronicle, founded and operated by my family, was printed. Here is a 360-degree video of that last pressrun.

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