They show how good judgment makes a difference in managing people,
setting strategy and handling crises,
and they convincingly argue that far from being an inborn trait,
judgment is really a set of skills that can be nurtured
and taught throughout an organization.
Indeed, if the New York Times takes itself out of the free
online news business, that just increases the incentive
for other start-up firms to collect, aggregate,
and publish the key details faster and more effectively.
The importance of Canada's trade with Fidel Castro's Cuba
is not so much the money as the principle of the thing-and Canada
and the U.S. incline to differ sharply on the principles at stake.
Although few professional economists would share these views,
in recent years many attempts have been made
to incorporate environmental concerns within mainstream economics.
Professor Woods' "dinner party in Islington" is quite different.
There he will find many who already inhabit that elite world.
They also know how to ensure their offspring are set on the same path.
But what about the problems inherent with a big ensemble cast?
"It doesn't matter the size of the story line,
it's the quality of the story line.
If you have one or two scenes and those scenes are great,it's OK."
On a quiet inlet of the Queens waterfront,
where Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proposed putting up athletes
for the 2012 Olympics, land is being cleared
for a series of parks that will be the front lawn
for a large midpriced housing development.
Michael Frayn hosted the first evening,
a set of Chekhov's vaudevilles or farces written in the 1880s.
But, although Chekhov was dismissive of these
prentice money-spinners, they reveal his innate gift
for blending the serious and the comic.
A: What's your resolution for the oncoming year?
B: All I want to do is making big money.