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Old Photo Of City Hall Park In Burlington, Vermont

digital file from intermediary roll film

Here is a photo of City Hall Park in Burlington, Vermont.

The photo was taken between 1900 and 1920 and is part of the Library of Congress American Memory Series.

I once spent a summer in Burlington. It is a great place to spend a summer.

I sat in this park for a few hours one day reading V.O. Key’s Southern Politics In State And Nation. 

That was a day well spent.

June 5, 2008 Posted by | Books, Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Boston Consulting Group Says A Tsunami Might Be Good For You

I recently came across a book called Globality—Competing with Everyone From Everywhere For Everything.

The book is about, as you might guess, the global economy.

The three authors are from something called the Boston Consulting Group. 

Contract with these people and they will help compete all the time, everywhere, and against everybody.

Isn’t that just the life you want to live?

In the dust jacket of this book you read the following—

“Globality is a business and economic force that, like a giant tsunami,, is rapidly crashing over world markets–for better or worse—and is intensifying with incredible power and speed.”

These authors say this tsunami is coming “for better or worse.”

Who exactly does a tsunami help? Funeral home operators? People competing against others who are dead or crippled after the tsunami?  

If you go to the Boston Consulting Group’s webpage, you see that it is a top company for working mothers. 

It’s flex-time if you work for BCG, and a tsunami for others.

Below you see a picture of people who survived a tsunami. Maybe the deal is that simple survival will make you a winner.

For many, just getting by will be all that is left.

 

June 5, 2008 Posted by | Books, Uncategorized | , , , | 4 Comments