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Open Government and Recruitment

Open Government and Recruitment

The recent court cases made it appear that "the media" won a great victory and Georgia's economic development community lost a major tool for attracting new industry. No one won or lost anything.

July 2006
Building Blocks

Building Blocks

Work harder than those around you, earn the respect of those higher and lower on the food chain, help your co-workers in their time of need. Never, never get involved in office gossip or backstabbing. Keep a positive attitude.

June 2006
The Trouble With Harry

The Trouble With Harry

It's not surprising that a Gwinnett mother was trying to force the school system to remove the Harry Potter books from school library shelves because she believes the books run counter to her Christian beliefs. It's not even especially surprising that she admits she has not read the books. Troubling, but not surprising.

June 2006
LINKing with Miami

LINKing with Miami

The ARC's eighth annual LINK trip gave leaders a chance to visit Miami and South Florida, which saw the same growth in the ethnic population in the 1990s that Atlanta and other parts of Georgia are now experiencing.

May 2006
Decor and Decorum

Decor and Decorum

The best office I ever had was a small architectural jewel with a real fireplace; but it was physically removed from the people I needed easy access to and often eerily quiet. It should have been a great place to get work done, but it wasn't. It was just too isolated.

May 2006
You Call That a Pork Chop?

You Call That a Pork Chop?

When I worked for a magazine that was owned by a big corporation headquartered in New York, the HR office would send someone down once a year to explain changes in benefits and give us a chance to ask questions.

April 2006
Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box

Georgia faces some tough issues relating to prisons, high school dropouts and drugs. It's time for some new solutions, not just business as usual.

April 2006
Fueling the Debate

Fueling the Debate

Last September, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, I was happy to find an out-of-the-way station selling gas for $3.05 per gallon. Barely three months later, I paid $1.90 a gallon at my regular station and felt foolishly grateful for the lower price.

March 2006
Nonproblems, Nonsolutions

Nonproblems, Nonsolutions

It's hard to figure why some relatively tame topics become flashpoints (anybody remember the fluoridation flap?) and some things you'd expect to provoke an outcry (skyrocketing heating oil prices, for instance) don't stir much interest.

February 2006
Philosophy's Profound Impact

Philosophy's Profound Impact

Four 20th-century French philosophers have helped lead the world away from noble ideas into despair and concern. What we need now are new thinkers to help us unite.

February 2006
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