Să ne trăiţi ! Conducător iubit !

Mihaela Nicola în 2014

FP: Ca în orice mare organizaţie, multe lucruri depind de orientarea strategică imprimată de viziunea liderilor. Cum se vede leadership-ul instituţional al SRI din afara instituţiei?

MN: Ţinuta intelectuală a domnului Maior, statura diplomatică a domniei sale şi felul în care acesta a modelat profilul instituţiei, preocupările academice şi parteneriatele internaţionale pe care SRI le-a conturat cu universităţi internaţionale de prestigiu precum Harvard, ca urmare a acestor preocupări, personalitatea extrem de echilibrată şi viziunea amplă, strategică, aşa cum transpar din fiecare apariţie publică a directorului SRI, au contribuit decisiv la poziţionarea instituţiei şi la felul în care aceasta este acum apreciată.

Am avut ocazia să îi întâlnesc pe fiecare dintre cei cinci membri ai echipei de conducere a SRI, în locuri şi la momente diferite. Ca responsabil de management al unei organizaţii, incomparabil mai mică, desigur, şi mai puţin semnificativă, cum este agenţia mea, dar ca om care ştie importanţa echipei şi a resorturilor de intimitate profesională ce alcătuiesc mecanismele unei echipe de succes, vă invidiez organizaţia pentru colecţia de valori individuale de la vârful ei şi mai ales pentru felul extrem de omogen în care acestea lucrează. Complementar, articulat, în perfectă sincronizare.

America first, Romania second

Astazi, in contextul agitat al momentului, am primit un clip video. Greu de spus ce, cum pentru ce, de ce, par sa fie niste printscreenuri dupa un video mai amplu.

America first, Romania second

 

 

Clickbait

Confessions of a clickbait creator – AMAZING! LOL!

Perhaps I found myself in the viral content world because I made the careless mistake of taking an arts degree at university. For over half a decade afterwards, I was lucky enough to work as an actual journalist for a few quasi well-known publications.

But after years of trying, I gave up pursuing work with more esteemed outlets because colleagues with qualifications from prestigious institutions were more desirable hires.

After a round of layoffs at my publication and in hefty personal debt, I was forced to accept the first job I could find. So I took a role at a popular viral content site. The writers were young, mainly white men and women, who didn’t exactly pride themselves on cranking out posts about cute dogs and videos of someone almost dying.

Democraţia

The Case Against Democracy By Caleb Crain

Roughly a third of American voters think that the Marxist slogan “From each according to his ability to each according to his need” appears in the Constitution. About as many are incapable of naming even one of the three branches of the United States government. Fewer than a quarter know who their senators are, and only half are aware that their state has two of them.

Democracy is other people, and the ignorance of the many has long galled the few, especially the few who consider themselves intellectuals. Plato, one of the earliest to see democracy as a problem, saw its typical citizen as shiftless and flighty:

Sometimes he drinks heavily while listening to the flute; at other times, he drinks only water and is on a diet; sometimes he goes in for physical training; at other times, he’s idle and neglects everything; and sometimes he even occupies himself with what he takes to be philosophy.

It would be much safer, Plato thought, to entrust power to carefully educated guardians. To keep their minds pure of distractions—such as family, money, and the inherent pleasures of naughtiness—he proposed housing them in a eugenically supervised free-love compound where they could be taught to fear the touch of gold and prevented from reading any literature in which the characters have speaking parts, which might lead them to forget themselves. The scheme was so byzantine and cockamamie that many suspect Plato couldn’t have been serious; Hobbes, for one, called the idea “useless.”