David L. Phillips, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Center for Preventive Action, in conjunction with the Council on Foreign Relations, recently put out a very good report on the future of Georgia.
David collaborated with 18 people, including myself, to put together this report for Georgia’s newly elected President.
CRM guru Bruce Daley asks: Will 2004 be the real year of the customer?
I met Bruce when I was in Denver over Christmas. He is always thinking one to two steps ahead.
Peter Maass puts together another terrific article in tomorrow’s NY Times magazine: Professor Nagl’s War
it outlines the history of counterinsurgency and goes in detail about our efforts in Iraq today. this is a must read (but very long) article.
Speaking of love, I just finished reading I Love You, Ronnie. These are the love letters written by Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan.
You can tell from these letters that this former first couple were truly in love. I highly recommend this heartwarming book.
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported on a phone Love-Detector by the Israeli company Nemesysco.
You purchase software for $50 that analyzes a conversation between you and your significant other. This software will apparently chart any random conversation and let you know how much the person is in love with you.
Chris Alden blogs on Lead21 superstar Maxine Friedman —Go Maxie! — who was featured in New York Magazine.
Books: An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 by Robert Dallek
Listened to the unabridged book on tape. What a treat.
Kennedy is extremely complex individual. His public life is still heroic to me — he was the first major politician of his error to see that lowering taxes would massively spur the economy. His dealings with the Cuban Missile Crisis were masterful and he averted WWIII.
An Unfinished Life, which just came out in 2003, details JFK’s newly released medical history and really goes in depth about Vietnam, Cuba, and JFK’s rise to the presidency. I highly suggest this book.