What is it they still don’t get?

Yesterday the Financial Times reported “Nuns shocked at being on Wal-Mart’s list of threats. A community of Benedictine nuns based in Texas has called on Wal-Mart to give further details of how they came to appear on a list of potential threats to the world’s largest retailer.” It’s sad to see one of the greatest “potential” forces for a...

The Annals of Spin

This weeks New Yorker Magazine (4/2/07) features a long negative story about Wal-Mart’s effort to “co-opt liberals.” This is another in the series of good news/bad news stories that both helps and plagues the company. After nearly a year of this endless seesaw one wonders when they will get the message that systemic change is the answer. As I have often...

Retreating

I spent two days this week doing something I haven’t done for five if not ten years – going to a retreat to explore who I want to be in the next iteration of my life. The retreat was led by Peter Senge and the Shamballa Institute outside Boston on bright, crisp sunny days that just oh so faintly smelled of springtime. We meditated, rolled around on the...