It may not be as grounded as some of his other writing, but NYTimes columnist David Brooks' combination of whimsy, observation, correlation and sharpened barb comes through well enough to be worth considering in his piece, "The Thought Leader."
And, perhaps apposite, perhaps not, this NYTimes Magazine opinion piece entitled "What Drives Success" was passed along in email. It has what I take to be a thought-leader feel to it, but that may just be me.
David Brooks is a conservative embarrassed by the republican party. Entrepreneurial smarminess is the hallmark of a capitalist society where idea's are protected by law and hocked as commodities. I'd say he just added himself to the roster of the snarky.ReplyDelete
When i was a lad i was told to do well in school or do badly in life. But i chose life and to hell with school. Maybe i slipped between the paradigms. Maybe i'm deluded.