Archive for the ‘ Planning Education ’ Category

The Weakness of Positive Thinking

Depends on how you define and put into operation “positive thinking”

An Election Half Empty

Optimism and leadership and Jeb Bush’s candour

The Happiness Project

Book and references interesting review comments both pro and con

Let’s Be Less Productive

What does this imply for our individual lives as academics, the field of planning and governance?

A Richer Life By Seeing The Glass Half Full

Half Full

The Gardens of Democracy

The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, The Economy and the Role of Government

Authors on Charlie Rose

Honing Your Comparative Advantage

The Creative Monopoly Good thought Brooks but the wrong words for shaping and fostering the concepts appeal

Imagine & How We Decide

Jonah Lehrer



The Lottery for Tenure Track Assistant Professors

Why Are Harvard Graduates in the Mail Room?

Note for the prof wannabees the pay-off is in “job satisfaction”

Connections With Integrity

A most interesting article by the developer of Linked In on the pros and cons of alternative strategies for forming alliances and coalitions as an individual and an organization. Appeals to my biases. What does it say about collaboration in the academy? What are perspectives of alternative literatures on this? Very positive responses from those commenting.