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Two Posts You Need To Read

Okay, those of you who have been here a while know the author of the first one under a couple of names.  I'm going to ask you to put aside whatever your feelings are about him, and do three things:  respect the service, respect the decision, and read the post.  It is a very well done post on a topic that does not get the coverage and consideration it should.  It is not an easy topic to consider, and an even harder one to develop protection, detection, and treatment.  From my own days hanging around biomedical engineering, I can tell you that the frequencies matter as much as the intensities, and right now there is no where near enough (IMO) being done to protect, much less detect and treat (though there are some interesting possibilities for early intervention). 

The Mad Medic has a post on leadership that I wish everyone wanting to lead at any level of business would read.  The only quibble I have with it is with his take on a leader who says "I don't know."  I respect the hell out of any leader who says "I don't know, but I will find out" and then gives orders to take care of things while they find out.  A leader who freezes, or simply says "I don't know" and does nothing to rectify their lack of knowledge will kill people, jobs, or companies depending on circumstances.  I have no respect for them as a leader, but appreciate the hell out of anyone who realizes they need info, and makes things as safe as possible (and preferably moving forward) while they find out.  Doc makes some good points, go check them out.