Sweet treats, sweet kiddo!
More treasures from the notebooks which have filled by shelf for 20+ years.
Carl Sandburg wrote the following short poem that I identified with. Perhaps its the Scot-Irish heritage of being fiercely loyal.
Cleaning some notebooks around the new year and found an excerpt of the William Cullen Bryant poem, "Thanatopsis." According to Wikipedia, the title comes from the Greek thanatos ("death") and opsis ("sight"); it has often been translated as "Meditation upon Death". Bryant wrote the bulk of the poem in 1811 at age 17, and it was first published in 1817 by the North American Review. He added the introductory and concluding lines 10 years later in 1821.
I highlighted the closing verses below:
This treasure is from Ben Rich's book Skunkworks.
Ben told Kelly about his plan to attend a 13-week advance program at Harvard Business School, which was only available to 150 carefully selected executives. Kelly wrote Ben a glowing recommendation, but still insisted that it would be a complete waste of Ben’s time.
"I’ll teach you all you need to know about running a company in one afternoon, and we’ll both go home early to boot. You don’t need Harvard to teach you that it’s more important to listen than to talk. You can get straight As from all your Harvard profs, but you’ll never make the grade unless you’re decisive: even a timely wrong decision is better than no decision. The final thing you need to know is don’t half-heartedly wound problems – kill them dead. That’s all there is to it. Now you can run this (excerpt) place. Now, go home and pour yourself a drink."
After Ben completed the program and returned to Skunk Works, Kelly asked him for his appraisal of the Harvard Business School. Ben wrote the equation: 2/3 of HBS = BS .
October 1994 Article by Stuart Brown. He interviews Ben Rich and discusses the SR-71 and working with Kelly Johnson.
70 Percent of 527 Survey Respondents Say Cloud Reduces Complexity
New research from Harvard Business Review (HBR) shows the connection between the use of cloud computing and increased business agility and competitive advantage. The research, which was sponsored by Verizon Enterprise Solutions, surveyed 527 HBR readers from large and mid-size organizations around the world. The goal was to understand what businesses and government organizations think about cloud and how that thinking impacts adoption and perceived value of cloud.
There were a number of interesting findings and the below slideshow highlights some of these. Here are just a few data points:
A Model of Learning Objectives
Among other modifications, Anderson and Krathwohl’s (2001) revision of the original Bloom’s taxonomy (Bloom & Krathwohl, 1956) redefines the cognitive domain as the intersection of the Cognitive Process Dimension and the Knowledge Dimension.
This document offers a three-dimensional representation of the revised taxonomy of the cognitive domain. Although the Cognitive Process and Knowledge dimensions are represented as hierarchical steps, the distinctions between categories are not always clear-cut. For example, all procedural knowledge is not necessarily more abstract than all conceptual knowledge; and an objective that involves analyzing or evaluating may require thinking skills that are no less complex than one that involves creating. It is generally understood, nonetheless, that lower order thinking skills are ubsumed by, and provide the foundation for higher order thinking skills.
Source -> http://www.celt.iastate.edu/pdfs-docs/teaching/RevisedBloomsHandout.pdf