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Krugman on the Senate – read your Polish History

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment

A brief history lesson: In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Polish legislature, the Sejm, operated on the unanimity principle: any member could nullify legislation by shouting “I do not allow!” This made the nation largely ungovernable, and neighboring regimes began hacking off pieces of its territory. By 1795 Poland had disappeared, not to re-emerge for more than a century.

via America Is Not Yet Lost.

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Kurt Warner on Retirement

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment

“It’s not the way I threw the football, it’s not particular games that I won, but that they remember that here’s a guy that believed, that worked hard,” he said. “Although things didn’t always go in his favor, he continued to press through, and with his faith in himself and his faith in God, he was able to accomplish great things.

via snaptic – cshonea@gmail.com.

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Entrepreneurs – Beware of Vanity Metrics

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment

In order to tell if we’re making progress, we turned our attention from the outputs of models — from things like gross revenues and profits — to the inputs, insisting that the path to successful innovation is to prove the viability of the concept in micro-scale.

via Entrepreneurs – Beware of Vanity Metrics.

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