To recognize error, to cut losses, to alter course, is the most repugnant option in government.

—Barbara Tuchman

Media

Note: Due to the number of media appearances, the harriedness of the author, and (presumably) your limited appetite for listening to every single interview I've ever conducted, the below list is not comprehensive.  If you're looking for the greatest hits, my personal favorites include Talk of the Nation, KQED, Paul Kedrosky's terrific podcast, and -- especially -- New Zealand Public Radio's Kim Hill Show, whose eponymous host is exceptionally funny and smart. 


Talk Of The Nation (NPR)

6/7/2010.  Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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The Takeaway

6/2/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Leonard Lopate (WNYC, New York Public Radio)

6/3/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED, California Public Radio)

6/22/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Radio Times (WHYY, Philadelphia Public Radio)

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The Conversation with Ross Reynolds (KUOW, Seattle Public Radio)

7/1/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Women's Hour (BBC Radio 4)

10/4/2010.  Click here for more.


HearSay with Cathy Lewis (Virginia Public Radio)

7/9/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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The Colin McEnroe Show (WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio)

7/9/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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KUER Radio West (Utah Public Radio) 

8/20/10.  Click here for more.


Saturday Morning with Kim Hill (New Zealand Public Radio)

7/31/10.  Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Infectious Talk, hosted by Paul Kedrosky (Kauffman Foundation podcasts on growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship)

8/24/10.  Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Ed Champion's Podcast

Kathryn talks to Ed Champion, 1/1/2010. Click here for more or use the player below to listen.

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Fox News / Strategy Room


The tale of the Trojan Horse might be apocryphal – no one knows – but it stands out as one of military history’s most famous cautionary tales about yielding to unexamined beliefs. The story goes that the Greeks, frustrated by years of waging an unsuccessful siege on the walled city of Troy, built a massive wooden horse, left it at the city gates as a parting “gift” to their putative victors, and pretended to sail home. Ignoring the naysayers (most famously, the prophet Cassandra and the priest Laocoön, both of whom warned their fellow Trojans that the gift was a trap), Troy’s leaders brought the horse inside the city walls. That night, thirty-odd soldiers who had been concealed inside crept out and opened the gates to the returned Greek army. The Greeks destroyed the city and slaughtered its citizens, thereby ending – and winning – the Trojan War.