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1. Managing by portents, is it far out?

The art of taking portents is not much in vogue nowadays, is it? [Link]

Managing lies in the doing. Doing things wisely as fits, could help.

2. If silliness grows worldwide, it spells "the present goings", like it or not.

One aspect of India's teachings is that many of them are told to be quite universal. And some measure of Self-help confidence in those who grow up, might be good. All in all, frantic cackling will regrettably not help all the way. Silliness yields future pay-offs - but for whom? Follow the money trail to find out out it. At least one may try to get informed about it.

Einstein Anyone who thinks science is trying to make human life easier or more pleasant is utterly mistaken. - Albert Einstein

All of our exalted technological progress, civilization for that matter, is comparable to an axe in the hand of a pathological criminal. - Albert Einstein

We could look to nature for a solution that may work very well, at least if transposed and very well modified. In an age where machinery and big data are taking over and most humans are made statistists, more or less, make way for human kindness at least, in time, before the good id gets stunted.

Einstein Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. - Albert Einstein

Everything? Surely he is overdoing it.

3. Gongs help more than beer in plots one meets

Human freedom helps human judgements. Albert Einstein thinks science rests on free spirits.

A clue that looks like a smashing hit still needs to be substantiated or documented. Substantiation rests in part on on how well things get measured, and on measuring devices.

Gongs are said to be spiritually helpful, and ringing bells - perhaps.


If taking portents is accepted worldwide, one meets with plots adapted to it. That is rather certain.

Added: A "portentic" trend of a sort, and far from good. Startling figures

"Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.

In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese.

39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese.

Most of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.

41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2016.

Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016.

Obesity is preventable."

(World Health Organisation: "Obesity and overweight" 16 Feb 2018).


Managing, management, Literature  

Bird, Polly. 2010. Time Management. London: Hodder Education.

Drucker, Peter F. 2011. Managing for the Future. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Maslow, Abraham. 1998. Maslow on Management. With Deborah C. Stephens and Gary Heil. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Smolin, Lori A. and Mary B. Grosvenor. Nutrition and Weight Management. 2nd ed. New York: Chelsea House. ⍽▢⍽ "In the United States today [2010], 66% of adults are either overweight or obese. This percentage has increased dramatically over the past 40 to 50 years." — Added to it: Percent of adults aged 20 and over with overweight, including obesity: 71.6% (2015-2016) - Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Health, United States", 2017, table 53.

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