Tag Archives: The Guardian

NBC Makes “Nice:” Why Such Weak Leadership?

Yesterday I had dinner with a friend, who showed me the video of the missing dance from the Olympic Opening Ceremony. Choreographer Akram Khan’s powerful tribute to the victims of the 7/7/2005 terrorist attackĀ in London was replaced by an interview with Michael Phelps — and not a particularly interesting one, either. I could find no […]

Leading with Symbols: Thomas Heatherwick’s Olympic Cauldron

Last night, the world was treated to an extraordinary, playful, and sometimes self-indulgent pageant of human history. It was all about the people — people dancing, people forging iron or herding sheep, people jumping on beds, people singing, people parading for their countries. It honored such great leaders as Winston Churchill, James Bond, Tim Berners-Lee, […]