Yes Minister Christmas Special Sketch: “Christmas at the Ministry”

A two-minute Christmas-themed television sketch, featuring Paul Eddington as the Rt Hon. Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby, and Derek Fowlds as Bernard Woolley, was broadcasted on BBC One as part of a Christmas special named The Funny Side of Christmas. Sir Humphrey has a special end-of-year message for the Minister, delivered in […]

25 Great Quotes On Thinking New Ideas

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. — Albert Einstein (1879–1955), German-born Physicist & Philosopher, Author of Out of My Later Years Every time you meet somebody, you’re looking for a better and newer and bigger idea. You are open to ideas from anywhere. –Jack Welch (b. […]

The Fantastic Ornate Building of Saint Philomena’s Church, Mysore

Though Mysore has been a stronghold of traditional Hinduism from time immemorial, it has been famous for the harmonious coexistence of other religions also. This is testified to by many churches and mosques, which have been serving the cause of religion of their followers without any hindrance. Saint Philomena’s Church on the Ashoka Road (and […]

The Romantic Rome at Nighttime

During the day, Rome is a very busy modern city of two and a half million people and people are going about their business—they are crowding onto the buses, they are trying to hail a taxi, there speeding like heck through traffic—and it really can be very exhausting. When the sun goes down, the entire […]

Saints Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas Vilified Women in Their Writings

You can find other disparaging remarks about women throughout the history of philosophy. Consider what seminal Catholic thinkers like Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas had to say about women: “Woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active force in the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; […]

Warren Buffett on Time Management: “All You Need Is … Time”

Warren Buffett once said on time management, “The rich invest in time; the poor invest in money.” Buffett is currently the fourth richest men in the world. He can buy practically anything he wants to, and more than nearly everyone else could ever dream of. Nevertheless there’s one thing that even Warren Buffett cannot buy, […]

FedEx’s ZapMail Service: Failure to Foresee

Innovation is Not Without Risk One of the defining characteristics of great leaders is their knack for seeing into the future. Innovation is not without risk. There are plenty examples of failures at companies. However, on the other side of the coin, if you’re too cautious and too late—all you have is a dinosaur business. […]

Charlie Munger in Praise of Multidisciplinary Thinking

A multidisciplinary approach involves drawing appropriately from multiple disciplines to redefine problems outside of normal boundaries and reach solutions based on a new understanding of complex situations. From ‘Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor’ by Tren Griffin No one can know everything, but you can work to understand the big important models in each discipline at […]

Is Costco threatened by Amazon?

The North American retail landscape appears entirely different today than it did even ten years ago. The method that consumers make purchasing decisions has radically changed: they stand in stores, using their smartphones to match prices and product reviews; family and friends instantaneously chip in on shopping choices via social media; and when they’re ready […]

Costco’s Winning Business Model Strategy

Costco has built a devoted foundation of customers with low prices and workers with high wages. The discount warehouse services industry is highly competitive. There are several warehouse operators across the United States and Canada that offer similar merchandise quality, selection, and price. At the end of financial year 2015, Costco managed 480 membership warehouse […]