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Divided Leadership: While I understand the need for a two party (or more) system, there is a fundamental flaw that comes along with such a system when it comes to advancing policies. Businesses are ultimately bound together by one common goal even when their leadership is divided -- the bottom line. In the government, there is no shared vision. Even within a given party, leaders at the highest levels can have divergent interests. This makes it nearly impossible to enact meaningful change. Until our leaders on both sides of the aisle determine that reform is needed and that it is going to take sacrifice both in revenue and entitlements, nothing will move forward the way it needs to.

The Lesson: No common goals combined with no common vision equal no meaningful progress.

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Recent comments

Thanks for your comment, Alan. I understand and appreciate your frustration about the pictures and belief…

Posted by D. Craig MacCormack on 2014 10 14 · commented on
'Inside Look: Long Island Railroad's Hiperwall Command Center Unveiled'.

Too bad the pictures only show a promo of IntraLogic and no real or simulated picture of what was used during…

Posted by Alan M Hoffberg on 2014 10 14 · commented on
'Inside Look: Long Island Railroad's Hiperwall Command Center Unveiled'.

Benson - nicely done.  This is a trend in some of the smarter integrators in AV, but needs the kind of…

Posted by dave fahrbach on 2014 10 10 · commented on
'5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans'.

For sure it’s not always better! Maybe just selling better!

Posted by Argis on 2014 10 06 · commented on
'Getting Over That Growth Hump: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself'.