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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Tooth to Tail Ratio

The U.S. Marine Corps likes to boast about its “tooth to tail” ratio versus the U.S. Army. The tooth being the combat power, the tail being the support echelon. With its motto of “every Marine a rifleman,” the Marines take pride in accomplishing more with less, in being able to put more Marines on the […]

Taking the High Road

“So many of us make a great fuss of matters of small consequence. We are so easily offended. Happy is the man who can brush aside the offending remarks of another and go on his way.”   – Gordon B. Hinckley Bob Woodward, who chronicled the Nixon-era Watergate scandal in “All the President’s Men” (perhaps […]

What DIDN’T you do?

Often when a project goes awry or a deadline is not met, I am regaled with long explanations of all the things that were done in an attempt to achieve the goal or meet the target date. While I greatly appreciate intelligent effort, in the final analysis it’s performance that counts. So frequently I stop […]

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