Entries for April, 2012 in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

  • Jared

    The first school

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Time after time after time I read a leadership post or article and always conclude, “It begins in the family.” Why are there so many leadership books out there now? Walk into Barnes and Noble, cruise Amazon, and you will ...

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    Recent religion

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Every father has etched in stone memories of special moments in the life of their children. First steps, first words, first recognition, first day they run to you when you pick them up from somewhere, first good deed, Baptism, first ...

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    Business of business

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Over at HBR, I ran across this nifty blog post that quotes Milton Friedman, “There is one and only one social responsibility of business — to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” It sounds, ...

  • Jared

    Has lit on virtue

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    No worries, here. I promise to bring scandal and much discussion in a near future post in which I complete my thoughts on inflation, promiscuous license, and inflationary sex. Trust me, it is amazing the corollaries. Today, though I want ...

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    They boom, we bust

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I was commenting on the good Doc’s facebook the other day and mentioned “Why can’t they see it?” After a mere few conversations with another very intelligent person a few years ago, my attention drifted to economics and I was ...

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    The house was packed

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    There was standing room only at my parish this past Sunday. I think it was over 30 kids dressed in Sunday best knelt down to receive Holy Communion for the first time in their life. Father Bob presented a wonderful ...

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    "Listen to me."

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I recently read a list of leadership no-nos. Actually, I would suggest these are acts against leadership. I understand leadership as a virtue rather than a title. Of course, many would disagree. However, my research suggests that most people want ...

  • Jared

    Scandal

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Wow, with less than 12 hours left of Lent… “Jared, what the hell are you talking about? Lent is not over today?” Well, yes it is. This evening marks Maundy Thursday. No, it is not meant to confuse. I said, ...

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    Marriage and Libertarianism

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Over the last few days, Jennifer Roback Morse has presented a case regarding marriage and non-privatizing the institution. Here are the links: Privatizing Marriage Is Impossible Privatizing Marriage Will Expand the Role of the State Privatizing Marriage Is Unjust to ...

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    Death and Life

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Those two 20th century evils, communism and nationalism, replaced the virtue of patriotism and solidarity. Those two evils, both sprouting from the same forbidden fruit of pride whose temptation goes back to tree that was to be rejected, replace the ...