Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 6/2/14
This week’s focus point: It’s both sad and ironic that we pay so much attention to the frivolous–who wins a sports championship or what’s the best binge watching on Netflix–and so little to the truly vital, such as our children’s teachers’ competence and treatment, and our veterans’ health quality and access to medical care. Firing a school superintendent or Secretary of Veterans Affairs is a weak response and not the answer. The route to fix the problems is to create alliances of interested parties to apply the best and brightest talent to the issues. If we can stage a Super Bowl which creates millions spent on 60-second ads, or an Oscars night where a billion people watch around the world, we’re certainly capable of similarly celebrating out kids’ education and our veterans’ well being. We have the smarts. We seem to lack the volition and the leadership.
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