Behind the Scenes: Sometimes the government does it right. A couple of stories from the past several weeks have shown that our government does not necessarily have a tin ear when it comes to public opinion. First the story about President Obama writing a note to excuse a student, who was attending a Presidential speech, from class. Some of the people that I have talked to think that President Obama was being a smartass, but I believe that he took the time to talk one-on-one with a student in a very real and meaningful way. Another story was the US Navy allowing a group of top bloggers, including Robert Scoble and Guy Kawasaki to spend 24 hours on the USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier. These bloggers were able to tell a story of the servicemen and servicewomen who work on our behalf and provide a very interesting group of reports including photos, podcasts and videos.
Thought for the Day:
My life is not adrift. There is no road map, but there is a horizon that I am moving towards. That horizon is broad, but it is informed by what I believe… The keel to your boat needs to be to your values, your principles, your beliefs and some sense of purpose, but that needs to be aimed at a horizon, not a point of latitude and longitude, because that point may turn out to be irrevelant.
– Randy Komisar