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One of my pipe dreams in recent years is to hire myself out as an independent consultant under the name of Dr. No.
You see, the problem in most organizations of appreciable size is that the internal office politics militate against devil’s advocacy. Most insiders don’t have the guts to say certain ideas are bad. Bosses are often surrounded by “yes” men (or women) who dare not utter a discouraging word about whatever proposal is on the table.
As my 18-year-old daughter prepares this week for her high school prom on Saturday night, I can’t help but think of the wonderfully unique prom tradition at the school from which I graduated nearly 53 years ago.
It’s a lottery.
For more than 80 years now, juniors and seniors at Aquin Central Catholic High School in Freeport, Ill., have used blind draws to determine with whom they’ll be attending the annual prom.
Among today’s anniversaries is Jackie Robinson’s debut in Major League Baseball, which is the subject of a new movie entitled “42.”