Obama, Networking and Knowing When to Leave

Andrew Sullivan: The Top Ten Reasons Conservatives Should Vote for Obama–are 10. A body blow to racial identity politics. 9. Less debt. 8. A return to realism and prudence in foreign policy. 7. An ability to understand the difference between listening to generals and delegating foreign policy to them. 6. Temperament. 5. Faith. 4. A truce in the culture war. 3. Two words: President Palin. 2. Conservative reform. 1. The war against Islamism terror.

Gretchen Rubin: Friendship and Networking–She suggests bringing people together by joining or starting a group. She asks her readers for suggestions on getting people together. As usual, her readers give some interesting feedback:team building for church have food; putting people together by common interests; encouraging people to bring an extra friend will help to meet new people; inviting people to join in an organized hike (physical fitness and new contacts as well as renewing the older friends); and scheduling phone dates.

John Hollon: The Fine Art of Knowing When to Depart–John acknowledges that while it is hard to walk away from a situation, you will be able to keep self-respect by listening to the writing on the wall. I personally leave a position when I hear from two sources that are indirectly recommending something else for me. In this post he used Jerry Yang (Yahoo) and Steve Smith(editor of Spokane Spokesman-Review. The contrast is huge between the two men’s decision to stay or to go.

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