Post by Rob Collie
JACK RYAN: “…with them in the same place, the odds of coincidence are
dropping fast. Still, there’s no way I can be… absolutely certain.”
ADMIRAL GREER: “Excuse me, Jack. Tell me one thing in life that IS
absolutely certain. What I need to hear is your best guess, and I think
I’ve heard it. Haven’t I?”
Belatedly Reviving a Thanksgiving Tradition
In past years I occasionally took Thanksgiving Week as an opportunity to write some more “thoughtful” things, such as The Cult of the Right Thing.
This year, I would like to share something more “on topic” than any of the previous ones, while still very much fitting the theme of thoughtful/reflective.
An Exchange in “Patriot Games” Captures It
The conversation pictured above, between Jack Ryan and Admiral Greer, was pretty much lost on me the first time I saw Patriot Games in 1992. It’s a relatively “bland” exchange. No emotion, no drama, no action.
But in subsequent viewings, that brief little clip etched itself in my brain. It captures something CRUCIAL about being a human being, regardless of what you do for a living. But for those of us in data-driven professions, I think it’s even MORE relevant.
WHY is it so crucial? Well, let’s start with Left Brain and Right Brain…
Left and Right Brain: A Powerful Alliance