Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mushrooms, pigs and innovations.

Like pigs and mushrooms, innovations hide in shit. They are there inside and under your least favorite, most intractable problems. I first learned this from a  quote by the 20th shipbuilder and philanthropist Henry Kaiser. “Problems are opportunities dressed in … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Way to Choose a Police Chief?

What’s the best way to hire a police chief or commissioner? The answer in the real world is, whatever the mayor or selectmen say it is. With the above maxim in mind, some notions to kick around. One approach is … Continue reading

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You Have Reached the FBI. Please Leave a Message.

The following blog post by David Firestone is reprinted from today’s NY Times.  Just another example of the non-governing government currently sitting in Washington, DC. ______________ “For 10 workdays over the next year, the nation’s law enforcement agency will be … Continue reading

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Oh where, oh where, has my little 9 gone?

My heart goes out to the ATFE agents and analysts who got stuck with trying to gin up a national report on lost and stolen weapons in the US (link below).  Nuts in Congress have so stripped that agency of … Continue reading

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Harvard Study Shows What the Police Officer Knows

A recent Harvard School of Public Health study on guns and suicide validated what cops already knew about means, motive and opportunity in any kind of killing, where suicide or homicide.  But two things about the study are very important. … Continue reading

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