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Ayn Rand on Laissez-Faire Capitalism


“Laissez-faire capitalism is the only social system based on the recognition of individual rights and, therefore, the only system that bans force from social relationships. By the nature of its basic principles and interests, it is the only system fundamentally opposed to war.”

What is objectivism?   The Ayn Rand Institute

I think everyone should read Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead at least once.

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Knock, Knock…


I’m excited to say that the American Society for Quality (ASQ) has reached out and asked me to participate in their new Influential Voices initiative as a “quality expert.”.  I don’t have all of the details quite yet, but I’m honored that they thought of me and am really looking forward to contributing content.  As a senior member of ASQ, I do stay active in their LinkedIn discussion boards and of course follow them on Twitter as well.  They’re an excellent organization offering education and resources across a variety of industries.  And, I’m never short on commentary so I think it will be an excellent fit!

Also, I’ve been asked to write an article pertaining to a recent LinkedIn discussion I started regarding common quality misconceptions.  The article will highlight this topic in relation to the pharmaceutical & medical device industry.  It will be placed in a newsletter that I’m told reaching over 60,000 professionals in the field.  The discussion thread sparked some really interesting comments that will make for some rich content in the article.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to delving in… And, somewhere in there, I still want to hit the books and get the GMAT going. I’d hate to pass up a chance at going back to school for my PhD because I’m scared to death of a little math!

Busy, busy…

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Here’s to the crazy ones…

I came across this when putting together a class assignment and just loved it…

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

–Steve Jobs
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Top Five Favorite Movies


Listography… Your life in lists.

  1. Pulp Fiction
  2. Vertigo
  3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  4. Star Wars – Return of the Jedi
  5. Avatar
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Favorite Authors


Listography… Your life in lists.

  1. Tom Robbins
  2. Kurt Vonnegut
  3. Ayn Rand
  4. Peter Drucker
  5. Dr. Seuss
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