Being Right vs Being Effective
We have all encountered this situation: you disagree with someone over some nontrivial issue -a friend, a classmate, a coworker - and you KNOW you are right and they are just so wrong. So you make sure they know it over and over again … but they still won’t budge. The question you have to ask yourself here is: “Am I more concerned with being RIGHT or being EFFECTIVE?” If...
Save the Constellation Program
Dear Mr. President, I’ve learned that the in your proposed budget, you are planning to shut down NASA’s manned space flight program and use the funds to invest in commercial ventures designed to replace the Constellation Program. I’m a big fan of market based solutions - after all, I live in Silicon Valley - but I don’t think this is the right move. We’ve lost a...
Open Letter to Daily Staffers
Hey Daily staffers, I’m frequently in contact with business managers at other colleges and a few months ago the Stanford Daily was invited to attend CONBY - Conference for Newspaper Business at Yale. Hosted by Yale Daily News’s Business Division, it featured opening and closing keynote speeches by senior executives at The Wall Street Journal and Time Inc, and workshops and round...