ERII has just arrived to celebrate Jamestown's 400th. As a guy born south of the Mason-Dixon line, with a Virginia born (and proud) Mom, I could never understand what all the fuss was over Plymouth, the iconic rock, and the Pilgos. Clearly, J'town got there first! And now it's getting some belated recognition. Good on 'em.
NB: You know me on the topic of effective leadership—I have a longstanding split with Jim Collins over the attributes of the best leaders:
JC: "Quiet, workmanlike, stoic leaders bring about the big transformations."
Here's Time (0507.07) on Captain John Smith & Jamestown: "He was a bully, a braggart, and a rebel with a big chip on his shoulder. They would never have made it without him."
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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