Author Archives: Rick Ludeman

MLK on greatness…

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle … Continue reading

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This Year Try Passing the Buck

Author’s note: This article first appeared December 10, 1998 in Holiday Memories, a special publication of the Beaverton Valley Times, Tigard Times, Tualatin Times, Lake Oswego Review, & West Linn Tidings. I couldn’t remember exactly how it started, so I … Continue reading

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Literacy Goes Beyond K-12

Author’s note: An edited version of this article was published as a guest commentary by The Oregonian and OregonLive.com, January 10, 2000. It is republished today in honor of the United Nation’s International Literacy Day. “Let us think of education … Continue reading

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On fathers and sons…

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. – Charles Wadsworth

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In honor of April 1…

Nature never makes any blunders; when she makes a fool she means it. – Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw]

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A review of two leadership fables by Patrick Lencioni

Art Imitates Life Management books are peppered with anecdotes in an often vain attempt to demonstrate relevance to real life. Patrick Lencioni, management consultant and part-time screenwriter, takes this approach to its logical extreme in his series of “leadership fables.” … Continue reading

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On changing one’s mind…

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. – John Kenneth Galbraith

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