Not enough sleep? A brutally painful (beyond OD-ing on Advil) back? Reading too much about maniacally action-oriented U.S. Grant ("almost inhuman disinterestedness in ... strategy"—Josiah Bunting, from Ulysses S. Grant). For whatever reason, in a Comment on a Comment re systems thinking, I called it "gentrified bullshitting."
I more or less believe it—but I surely shouldn't have said it so crudely, and it surely wasn't personal.
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.
What we're talking about
on the front page.