One of the things I like to think about is the relationship between goals and groups, or collective purpose. How do companies, teams, communities, etc, figure out a joint purpose so that people can work towards a hopefully common goal? In fact I have a long post on this issue that I haven't finished. In the meantime, it's nice to know that a lot of important people are having a conference right now to determine America's Purpose. Glancing over the agenda, it seems like our main purpose is fighting off terrorists. I wonder what it was prior to 9/11? The presentations are online but I don't have time to watch them now.
Keywords: goals, groups, politics