George Orwell once wrote that a classical education would be impossible without corporal punishment. Maybe that’s why it isn’t taught in school today. A classical education was demanding. It included rhetoric: the art of effective speaking and writing.
“Any organization that won’t take the trouble to be both clear and personal in its writing will lose friends, customers, and money.”
— William Zinsser, in his 30th anniversary classic, On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
It doesn’t matter whether you’re writing a book, governing a country, running a business, becoming sick, or getting well, everything is in process. Do you know where you are in the cycle? Continue reading “Four stages of just about anything”
Reviewed by Christopher Richards
The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the new world disorder constantly surprises us and what we can do about it, by Joshua Cooper Ramo
We may crave simple and easy-to-comprehend ideas but the world is complex. The Age of the Unthinkable relies on Chaos Theory for its perspective on a world where old ways of thinking no longer apply. Continue reading “Age of the Unthinkable”