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Launching two books

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Twin colloquia in 2011, held only days apart, gave birth to twin books, only weeks apart in 2013. My task at the launch last night was to bridge between the two. The model of a small, sociable gathering of scholars at various stages of their careers around a focused topic which leads (after a period […]

Bright Sparks

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  Honesty compels me to admit that there are times when exactly the wrong person at exactly the wrong time with exactly the wrong motives has nevertheless said exactly the right thing. Tom Marshall, Understanding Leadership, 1991, p97 (HT: ξἐνος)   Of course, the reverse is also true: There are times when exactly the right […]