Category: General Ruminations

Recent thoughts and happenings

A “mini-UN” for Education (in Omaha??)

A “mini-UN” for Education (in Omaha??)

Last week was really cool. I had the opportunity to spend 5 days at the offices of the Opportunity Education Foundation (OEF) meeting with people from around the planet discussing how to use the Foundation’s work to create opportunities for kids. Never in my life have I been with so much diverse talent in the room! […]

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Blessed to have health insurance

I had an unplanned run-in with a surgery room last week for an emergency appendectomy. The care was great, the hospital experience could not have been better given the circumstances. I don’t know what it will all cost. A lot, I’m sure. But I’m one of the fortunate – having health insurance as a result […]

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Overview of Spiral Dynamics

For a very brief, and I hope accessible, look at the evolution of value systems in the framework of Spiral Dynamics, I invite you to review A Peek at Spiral Dynamics.  This is a synthesis of information from a variety of sources, but mostly from my own education in this by my friends Carol Hunter and […]

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The Retirement is Official

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Last Friday was my last day in the office at Union Pacific. It was a great place for a second career. I learned and incredible amount, especially by watching the leadership of the current Chairman, Jim Young. He totally changed the feel and performance of the company. The last two years were best ever in […]

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