Noonan’s Views

Walt Wood forwarded this article from Peggy Noonan to me… Why do we do this when you know I am not a terrorist, and you know I know you know I am not a terrorist? …  Our politicians congratulate themselves

The Focus of University Leadership

Update –  A provocative article from Thomas Sowell entitled the “Economics of College“.    Sowell makes some fascinating observations for the reason that college costs so much: There are two basic reasons. The first is that people will pay what the colleges

One-Way Trip to Mars

NASA was interviewing professionals they were considering to send to Mars. The touchy part was that only one guy could go and it would be a one way trip, the guy never returning to Earth. The interviewer asked the first applicant,

Are People Inherently Irrational?

During my recent vacation, I read an interesting book entitled, “Predictably Irrational”. Since the various stories were engaging and the book was only 250 double spaced pages, it was an easy read over a few days. There are already many

A PowerPoint Compiler

Everyone in the business world is well aware of how the use of PowerPoint has taken over the world.  I will readily admit that I frequently use the ubiquitous software tool to convey concepts to both engineers as well as business people.  

You Have to Trust the Pilot

The photos below show the views that the pilots sees when approaching some of the interesting airports around the world… Tioman Island, Malaysia Wake Island Macao And this doozey in Northern Quebec Hat tip to Joe Knecht