virginia tech shooting
This is the second time a city I live in has been labeled the "worst" shooting site. Violence and terrorism thrive on our continued inability to find common solutions.
The Art of Crisis Leadership elaborates on "reputation elasticity" with the examples of Starbucks, Google and Amazon and quotes wisdom from Warren Buffet. The chapter describes crisis-prone industries, consumer relationships and reputation capital.
"I wish we never had to talk about it, but we have to talk about it."
On a very basic and scary level, before our story became a national headline -- a "massacre" -- and before the heated discussions around violent video games and gun violence, it was a very real, vivid, and tragic series of loud, piercing, and fatal moments in time.
As individuals, we are responsible for our choices, especially the choice to kill. But something in our collective heart appears diseased. We cling to guns, it seems, more tightly than we cling to God.
No issue is more integral to us all than the future of America's children, and the opportunities that our society gives them to succeed. The senseless violence affecting children in America today is abhorrent.