General under investigation in Afghanistan

By rickColosimo / April 30, 2013 /

I know Bill Caldwell. Worked for him. He convinced me, unintentionally I’m sure, to leave the Army. I know nothing about what he did, didn’t, should, or shouldn’t have done with all this stuff in the paper. But my personal opinion, FWIW, is that he’s not above suspicion and should not get the benefit of…

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Some women DO belong in Ranger School

By rickColosimo / June 14, 2012 /

Sometimes the WSJ depresses me. I read it for sensible, no BS news and financial analysis, and then their opinion page goes off the deep end with this sort of crap. I almost don’t want to link to this — it’s that embarrassing to the author in my opinion, but some guy whose Army time…

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Set people up for success

By rickColosimo / January 28, 2011 /

Ever feel like the deck was stacked against you, that your boss or wife or boyfriend had somehow made it impossible for you to succeed? In the Army, we called that being set up for failure. It sprouted from poor planning, from shirking responsibility, from deliberately withholding resources. (Some might say at this point that…

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Why you can’t just hedge your bets

By rickColosimo / January 25, 2011 /

More on the bad effects of dilution of effort – 10000 hour rule. What’s my answer? Pick something and put years into it? Give up? Or find the space in-between?

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