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Interesting 800-CEO-READ podcast with Charles Fishman, author of The Wal-Mart Effect. Charles wrote the book in order to try and move the conversation on from its current pro versus anti framing. Seeking to explain instead of excuse is something we need to become more comfortable with doing in order to make the world a better place. As children it is something that comes quite naturally as we seek to understand our world. However with time our constant questioning gives way to excusing instead of explaining. Runtime is 53 minutes. Recommended listening.


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  1. […] Catching up on an some reading Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker piece on Charles Tilly's new book 'Why' registered. Malcolm continues the conversation over on his weblog in this post talking specifically about focus groups. Some interesting comments follow and are recommended reading. As someone who has been thinking aloud about 2006 the year of why and seeking to explain instead of excuse I look forward to reading Tilley's book. […]

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