Hunters

Paca, Al

The Deadly Genius of Drug Cartels

Rodrigo Canales is an associate professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management. There, he researches the role of institutions in entrepreneurship and economic development. More specifically, he focuses on how individuals can change organizations and systems--how their backgrounds, professional identities and roles affect how they relate and act in business.

Canales teaches the core MBA course on innovation at Yale, sits on the steering committee of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT and advises several startup companies in Mexico. He earned his MBA and Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Lord Sauron, Hong Kong

Cloud Capture

Harry Truman on fighting communism

"Now I am going to tell you how we are not going to fight communism. We are not going to transform our fine FBI into a Gestapo secret police. That is what some people would like to do. We are not going to try to control what our people read and say and think. We are not going to turn the United States into a right-wing totalitarian country in order to deal with a left-wing totalitarian threat."

-- Harry S. Truman, in a speech regarding the threat posed by domestic communism, April 24, 1950

In revolutions everything is forgotten...

"In revolutions everything is forgotten.... Gratitude, friendship, parentage; every tie vanishes, and all that is sought is self-interest."

-- Napolean Bonaparte, quoted in Barry E. O'Meara, Napolean in Exile, 1822

American blood

"You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world.... We are not a nation, so much as a world."

-- Herman Melville

The love of money as a possession...

"The love of money as a possession--as distinguished from the love of money as a means to the enjoyments and realities of life--will be recognized for what it is, a somewhat disgusting morbidity, one of those semi-criminal, semi-pathological propensities which one hands over with a shudder to the specialists in mental disease."

-- John Maynard Keynes

The working class, the ruling class, and War

"Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder.... the working class who fight all the battles, the working class who make the supreme sacrifices, the working class who freely shed their blood and furnish their corpses, have never yet had a voice in either declaring war or making peace. It is the ruling class that invariably does both. They alone declare war and they alone make peace....They are continually talking about their patriotic duty. It is not their but your patriotic duty that they are concerned about. There is a decided difference. Their patriotic duty never takes them to the firing line or chucks them into the trenches."

-- Eugene V. Debs

This country will not...

"This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."

-- Theodore Roosevelt

The frozen sea...

"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us."

-- Franz Kafka

This nation will remain...

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

-- Elmer Davis

Bankers as Feudal Lords

"The powers of financial capitalism had [a] far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences."

-- Carroll Quigley, 'Tragedy and Hope'

Zinn on civil disobedience

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem."

-- Howard Zinn, Failure to Quit
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