Drops from the Fire Hose – August 20, 2012

Admittedly, some of these “drops” weren’t published today, but I only recently came across them. For future reference: I do my best to only share drops that have been published the day of (or within a few days), but this one from Forbes seemed like it was worth sharing (and subsequently), worth pondering.

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner — Forbes

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.

Forget Washington: Here’s how we’d fix the economy — Fortune

Partisan politics and tired talking points aren’t solving America’s economic woes. Mitt Romney says he’ll prime the economy with pro-business measures; Barack Obama says he’s going to increase stimulus spending while reducing the deficit. But is either talking about the hard choices America needs to make? Fortune’s Geoff Colvin and Allan Sloan offer their own commonsense proposal for getting the country back on track.

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