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This is a short article about Schmidt's culture shock when joining Google - last section shows the power of a clear strategy in unleashing growth at all levels within an organization.

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Re: MH370 Another point of view.

Many comments flowing in indicate that you have only read my original post but I have added two lengthy comments, one yesterday and one this morning as more information has developed. It is important before commenting to read those two additional comments as they cover many questions which you are putting to me.

I did not mention this morning my thoughts regarding the engine data bursts which apparently went on until fuel exhaustion. This system is apparently separate from ACARS and communicates data bursts on engine parameters at a set period (30 mins in this case) via satphone to the Immarsat system. These data bursts would of course include engine RPMS, temps and a whole host of other sensor data. What we need is for Rolls Royce to come clean now.
If the data indicates a constant cruise condition for these engines for the six hours that would be a strong indication that the plane was a ghost plane following a course set by the heading bug on the autopilot and changing direction with shifting winds at altitude. If on the other hand the data shows power setting changes then that would give powerful credence towards the aircraft being maneuvered by pilot input. The last data burst would be critical as if the plane were being prepared for descent, the rpms would of course indicate power had been pulled back.

It has been stated the Malaysian primary radar detected the altitude change to 45,000 and then down to 23,000 which may or may not be valid. The engine power settings would give us some hint of whether the ascent was accomplished through adding power or the aircraft simply ascended slowly of its own volition and when reaching 45,00 0 stalled and lost altitude quickly only to recover. If no power changes took place this plane was flying of its own accord at that point. It is quite possible with a properly trimmed aircraft to remain in straight and level flight on a heading for a protracted period. It might oscillate in pitch up and down somewhat reflecting altitude changes and change heading because of winds.

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This tiny innovation firm in DUMBO is doing outsized and interesting things.  Keep an eye on them!

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I liked this article - it lays out some basic observations rooted in experience that will help any marketer with a customer...  B2B and service folks - look at packaging as a metaphor - a clear promise, defined "product", can suffer from inconsistency as well!

 http://www.fastcodesign.com/3026729/how-to-repackage-a-product-without-infuriating-customers

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I liked this brief article about keeping motivation and momentum up on projects and even day to day.  Worth the quick read.

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This is a very quick read, but is a great case summary of what heavy lifting is sometimes needed when resurrecting a moribund brand.  Craftsman tools are still great, but in a very different retail environment than their heyday - and have basically zero media weight behind them in memory.

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Google is getting better and better at helping me procrastinate!  I won candy on the #googlebirthday doodle! Score: 150

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Lots of folks will question science for some reason and acknowledge that glaciers have come and gone, which is true but frustrating and only part of the picture.  What is never said is the speed we're seeing is unprecedented, that the melts are ecologically a problem for us, and regardless of the cause, we need to solve it.  Argue about the whether the problem is man-made, fine, but acknowledge that it can only be fixed by us, not nature, at least on the timeline we need.  
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