TFTD: If you involve your business in a supply chain that is ‘too complex to fully comprehend’ is your story likely to have 1. a happy ending; or, 2. an unhappy ending. Don’t be a rabbit.

March 31, 2022 § Leave a comment

A recent Foreign Policy article about potential COVID-related problems for China manufacturers noted that many supply chains are too complex to fully comprehend. “‘Most companies simply have no way of knowing all the participants in their supply chain,’ said Michael Essig, a professor of supply management at Bundeswehr University in Munich, in 2019. He added, ‘Let’s assume that a global company like Volkswagen has around 5,000 direct suppliers and that each has around 250 subcontractors. That means that the company has 1.25 million second-tier suppliers. With each additional step, the supply chain grows exponentially.’”

To paraphrase:

“Perilous to us all are the devices of an art deeper than we possess ourselves.”

Perilous it is to involve oneself in a situation beyond one’s comprehension.

Where does …

March 31, 2022 § Leave a comment

“Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit?” “Anywhere it wants to.”

Militarized US Police Gift War Gear to Ukraine Military… your tax dollars war on err “visit the world”

March 29, 2022 § Leave a comment

Apology or something else?

March 29, 2022 § Leave a comment

“By Monday afternoon, Smith had finally apologized to Rock on Instagram. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris,” he wrote. “I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”

  1. In two separate experiments, Lewicki and his co-authors tested how 755 people reacted to apologies containing anywhere from one to all six of these elements:

    1. Expression of regret;

    2. Explanation of what went wrong;

    3. Acknowledgment of responsibility;

    4. Declaration of repentance;

    5. Offer of repair; and,

    6. Request for forgiveness;

Her death card holds numbers from Iran, Iraq, Palestine

March 27, 2022 § Leave a comment

Just another dead war criminal and creep

Modern Human Sacrifice is required for some changes

March 26, 2022 § Leave a comment

Press Pussies

March 26, 2022 § Leave a comment

Octopus Books, part of literary empire Hachette, and London-listed Quarto have removed references to Taiwan and other subjects banned by Chinese authorities from several books, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The revelations follow a string of censorship controversies in the publishing sector. In 2017, academic publishers Springer Nature and Cambridge University Press were criticised after it emerged they had each blocked hundreds of articles from being accessed in China.

Trump is to Fremont as X is to Lincoln?

March 25, 2022 § Leave a comment

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