About Todd Thompson

I am a native Texan, married for 34 years, and I have one daughter. My interests are in history, true crime, general fiction, political science, and theology. I enjoy music (bluegrass, currently). I live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but I really like visiting the smaller towns of Texas where our Western history was established.

Recent Activity

  • Todd shared from Pleasure Trap, the by Douglas J. Lisle
    The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. —Thomas A. Edison
    Note: thomas edison's comment on the future of medicine and medical care
  • Todd shared from The Protein Myth: Significantly reducing the Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Stoke and Diabetes while Saving the Animals and the Planet by David Gerow Irving
    We are now raising generations of children who will live shorter lives than their parents all because of the food they eat.
  • Todd shared from Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
    If you seek out critics, bureaucrats, gatekeepers, form-fillers, and by-the-book bosses when you’re looking for feedback, should you be surprised that you end up doing the things that please them? They have the attitude that there is an endless line of cogs just like you, and you better fit in, bow down, and do what you’re told, or they’ll just go to the next person in line. Without your consent, they can’t hold on to the status quo, can’t make you miserable, can’t maintain their hold on power. It’s up to you. You can spend your time on stage pleasing the heckler in the back, or...
    Note: a helluva good quote from Oden...great point!
  • Todd shared from Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
    No, the competitive advantage the marketplace demands is someone more human, connected, and mature. Someone with passion and energy, capable of seeing things as they are and negotiating multiple priorities as she makes useful decisions without angst. Flexible in the face of change, resilient in the face of confusion. All of these attributes are choices, not talents, and all of them are available to you.
    Note: brilliant and profound statement about how to become a linchpin in your organization
  • Todd shared from Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
    The only way to get what you’re worth is to stand out, to exert emotional labor, to be seen as indispensable, and to produce interactions that organizations and people care deeply about.
  • Todd shared from All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? by Joel Berg
    The USDA report also tells us that hunger defies geographical stereotyping. While hunger is, as we would expect, highest in cities and in rural areas, even in the nation’s suburbs—which were not too long ago bastions of middle- and upper-class comfort—one in eleven households suffer from food insecurity.
    Note: Hunger defies geographical and class stereotypes #hunger
  • Todd shared from All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? by Joel Berg
    The most characteristic features of modern American politics—entrenched ideological divisions, the deceptive use of statistics, the dominance of big money, the passivity and vacuity of the media, the undue influence of interest groups, and empty partisan posturing—all work in tandem to prevent us from ending domestic hunger.
    Note: Hunger is the harvest of political seeding.
  • Todd shared from Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
    Those are the only two choices. Win by being more ordinary, more standard, and cheaper. Or win by being faster, more remarkable, and more human.
    Note: Good business sense is often good common sense #service #sales
  • Todd shared from State vs. Defense: The Battle to Define America's Empire by Stephen Glain
    Like so many members of his generation of military leaders, Dwight D. Eisenhower feared an overweening military and its corrosive effects on civilian authority. As his administration progressed, he wrote in his White House memoir, Waging Peace, he felt “more and more uneasiness about the effect on the nation of tremendous peacetime military expenditure” and “the almost overpowering influence” of the nation’s defense contractors. He was appalled at how Pentagon leaders were not above exaggerating the Soviet threat to leverage congressional support for ever-expanding budget requests. His...
    Note: Ike was right.
  • Todd shared from State vs. Defense: The Battle to Define America's Empire by Stephen Glain
    “The cost of war is constantly spread before me, written neatly in many ledgers whose columns are gravestones,” he said. “The maintenance of large armies for an indefinite period is not practical or a promising basis for power.”
    Note: George Marshall, in 1951 at his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.
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Todd Thompson