Al LeBlanc's Blog – June 2017 Archive (4)

#Cyberpeacefare #Power of An Idea, #David Yaho

"The power of an idea can be measured by the degree of resistance it attracts."  David Yaho

(I have Found the NIH (not invented here) factor to be a common human response to a new idea for product/service improvement/cost reduction.  When in fact, "the biggest room in the world is room for continuous improvement" (e.g., Moore's Law).

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 25, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Mind #Archibald MacLeish

"Our reliance in this country is on the inquiring, individual human mind. Our strength is founded there; our resilience, our ability to face an ever changing future and to master it.  We are not frozen into the backward-facing impotence of those societies, fixed in the rigidness of an official dogma, to which the future is the mirror of the past.  We are free to make the future ourselves."  Archibald MacLeish

Added by Al LeBlanc on June 16, 2017 at 10:05am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #DESTiNED FOR WAR #Graham Allison

"As a rapidly ascending China challenges America's accustomed predominance, these two nations risk falling into a deathly trap first identified by the ancient Greek historian Thucydides.

Thucydides Trap: When a rising power threatens to displace a ruling power..............................."  Graham Allison…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 7, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Wars #George C. Marshall

"Wars are bred by poverty and oppression.  Continued peace is possible only in a relatively free and prosperous world."  George C. Marshall

All Humanity/Individuals need to fight for global peace, freedom and prosperity and deter war mongers through our Individual/collective personal cyber power (I/CPCP).  CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on June 7, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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