Archive: August 2012

Day Doesn’t Understand the Night’s Darkness

27th August, 2012


in Civilization, Ethics


My favorite novel is Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, a story that investigates the questions of what lives inside the heart of man, and what relationship civilization has to dark regions of the Earth.  Do we really understand the heart of darkness, and can we say that when we “live in the light” that…

Patriotism Innovation Inclusiveness Virtue

25th August, 2012


in Ethics, Leadership


While on a recent visit to a major city, I was struck by the boldness and freshness these four words brought to the public arena: patriotism, innovation, inclusiveness, and virtue.  Emblazoned in many locations, these four words announced this city’s new effort to define its spirit and inspire its residents.  I think these four…

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