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Setting deviation as a standard

One of the simpler ways to begin setting goals for measured improvements is to leverage the statistic known as standard deviation.  The first standard deviation (or sigma) from the mean is something which has been achieved (or exceeded) by the … Continue reading

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Faith without works is dead

God does want us to work with Him; He “began a good work in” us and expects us to “go forth and teach all nations, baptizing them….” We can only do so effectively if we act in His Love, if … Continue reading

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Ueber dem Zeitgeist

Time. I recall a conversation with Charlie Hammons in 1999, as we worked with a company readying itself for “Y2K,” where he strongly impressesd upon me the complete artificiality of time.  Certainly time is a human construct.  Zulu, local mean … Continue reading

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Forest Winter

Slight the breeze Too light to feel Known by its wake, raining color  Leaves aloft and drifting down, silent until Palmettos tap softly catching the fall          

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Ewigkeit Reverie

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What worked?

There is no single ingredient which ‘works’ to implement change. To help a team adopt new practices, one may choose to refer to the authority of a recognized expert (argumentum ad verecundiam). The key lesson for an agent of change … Continue reading

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