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data on killing

This observation by scientists in On Killing is oft ignored by society.1 Kruck’s 1972 research describes scenes from the animal kingdom that show that senseless and wanton killing does occur. These include the slaughter of gazelles by hyenas, in quantities way beyond their need or capacity to eat, or the destruction of gulls that could […]

the right people on the bus

“Getting the right people on the bus” is a phrase made famous by Jim Collins in his examination of organizational success, Built to Last.1 But what about organizations that have no choice in who is on the bus? Military units, for example, have relatively little influence in who is a member of the unit, and […]