andrew potter

andrew potter

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11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - On macho posturing · 1 reply · +2 points

I'm 80 pages in, it's very good so far. Fick, you may recall, is the Lt in Generation Kill. He's now the CEO of the Centre for a new American Security.

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Busting silos and tran... · 2 replies · +1 points

This is pretty much exactly where I'm coming from. Academia is the ground zero for a lot of this stuff, because it is the one place where theories of power/knowledge are most easily translated into organizational practice. So what I'm interested in looking at is how the arcane academic theories of disciplinarity that you mention have been translated into corporate theories of needing to "bust silos" in the name of innovation and creativity.

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Busting silos and tran... · 0 replies · +2 points

That's interesting -- thanks a lot.

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Busting silos and tran... · 0 replies · +2 points

This is kinda why I'm interested in the subject.

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Busting silos and tran... · 2 replies · +1 points

That's not remotely what I was asking.

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - In Afghanistan, all ro... · 0 replies · +1 points

Nice, thanks. His last point, too, about Afghanistan and Pakistan, is right I think:

"so we are destabilizing Pakistan, a country which does actually matter in terms of international security, out of some twisted perverse idea that Afghanistan matters and is somehow a threat."

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - In Afghanistan, all ro... · 3 replies · +1 points

You got any links?

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - In Afghanistan, all ro... · 5 replies · +2 points

Really? By who?

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Winter Management · 0 replies · +7 points

I always loved that line.

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - And suddenly Ottawa di... · 1 reply · +3 points

I thought he was referencing that old classic Aislin cartoon.