Lady Bird Johnson

I grew up in Austin, Texas and the LBJs (Lady Bird and Lyndon Baines) were an anchor in the cultural landscape.  There was the LBJ Library, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, LBJ State Park, LBJ High School… I grew up thinking of him more as belonging to Texas than being the nation’s president.  He got … More Lady Bird Johnson

Surprise Machine

Clearing out some old Wall Street Journals last night I happened upon an article called "Why Preparing for Failure Can Bring You Success" and it included a term that I can’t get out of my head: Surprise Machine.  Doesn’t that sound like a fun band? Or maybe I should rename this blog! So spin-meisters of … More Surprise Machine