Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Neoliberalism Triumphant

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A new generation of parents is taking solutions from the workplace and transferring them to the home. From accountability checklists to branding sessions, the result is a bold new blueprint for happy families.

Written by gerrycanavan

February 11, 2013 at 11:26 pm

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  1. “Bestselling author Bruce Feiler was a young father when he was diagnosed with cancer. He instantly worried what his daughters’ lives would be like without him. “Would they wonder who I was? Would they wonder what I thought? Would they yearn for my approval, my love, my voice?”

    Three days later he came up with a stirring idea of how he might give them that voice. He would reach out to six men from all the passages in his life, and ask them to be present in the passages in his daughters’ lives. And he would call this group “The Council of Dads.”

    “I believe my daughters will have plenty of opportunities in their lives,” he wrote to these men. “They’ll have loving families. They’ll have each other. But they may not have me. They may not have their dad. Will you help be their dad?”

    The Council of Dads is the inspiring story of what happened next.”
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Council-Dads-Daughters-Illness/dp/B004E3XI62

    zz

    February 12, 2013 at 3:57 am

  2. You mock, but there’s nothing wrong with weekly retrospectives. Structured reflection, deliberate improvement, communication and commitment… If anything, Agile Development took techniques from successful families and applied them to the workplace.

    alexchaffee

    February 12, 2013 at 4:45 am


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