Tag Archives: freedom

Poet Charles Bukowski on the crab bucket theory, and the loneliness of the leader

I love this poem. It shows that freedom — and by extension innovation — is about taking a risk, despite what the other crabs say, and then dealing with the consequences, good and bad. This is a lonely, liberating moment most innovators have to take in order to achieve their goals.

Update: Pussy Riot Activists Denied Parole — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s Speech at the July Hearing

Pussy Riot, the punk anti-Putin, pro-democracy activist band, still has two members in “re-education” facilities, on the charge of hooliganism, after a protest in Christ the Savior Cathedral in February, 2012. (Watch the protest on YouTube). They have been denied parole. (For an interview with the three members who remain in hiding, click here.) I’ve […]

No Ordinary Hero: Women’s Studies Pioneer Gerda Lerner Dies

Historian Gerda Lerner created new space for forgotten stories about women leaders, activists and ordinary citizens. She died January 2, 2013. From the Washington Post obituary: “Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison, sharing a cell with two gentile women arrested for political work who shared their food with the Jewish teenager […]