Archive for January 2011
In a speech to cadets at the US Military Academy, William Deresiewicz addresses issues of privacy vs. solitude, leadership vs. achievement, and conformity vs. vision. Deresiewicz argues cogently that universities, especially top universities, perform a great disservice to their students by failing to position them for successful and reflective leadership. In fact, Deresiewicz questions their very definition of leadership as askance. Elite education no longer affords students the toolbox to offer refreshing visions and transformational change. Instead, they teach graduates to “keep the ship moving,” follow an established routine, conform to their superiors, and make conservative choices, if faced with any. And this definitional change in leadership does not apply solely to those working in government! Read the rest of this entry »
Before we completely leave 2010 behind, I wanted to take a retrospective look at my year in reading. I started tracking the books I read in 2009, after reading Louis L’Amour’s Education of a Wandering Man. Read the rest of this entry »
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how Capitolism did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 78 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 128 posts.
The busiest day of the year was November 15th with 103 views. The most popular post that day was Review: The Back of the Napkin.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were conservativewahoo.blogspot.com, online.wsj.com, bgdailynews.com.cinergycom.net, twitter.com, and en.wordpress.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for capitolism, investment biker, toyota public image, courage in business, and lack of courage in leadership.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Review: The Back of the Napkin November 2010
Review: Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Production of Henry V March 2010
Review: Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant March 2010
About Capitolism October 2009