After reading about Enron, I wondered a lot about the social phenomenon known as Diffusion of Responsibility. This phenomenon takes places when any one individual feels he does not bare the burden of responsibility because there are many others present that can instead. When an event occurs that requires a response, the individual assumes that someone else will or already has taken care of it, and therefore he does not need to do anything. Had the individual been alone, he would never have allowed the event to occur.
The Best of Bloginization This Week…
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AND NOW, FOR THE AWARD WINNERS THIS WEEK!
Best Overall: Leah’s The Enron Elixir
Best Adapted Theory: Dave’s Enron Population
King of Quotes: Evan’s When the wind blows, the house of cards will fall
Best Pop Song Lyrics: The song “Go hmmm…” in Wittney’s Enron’s Visions and Values: What are they hiding?
Original Video Research: Blaire’s Three Blind Mice
Best One-Liner: Take on Lewisburg’s weather in Blaire’s Three Blind Mice
Most Commented: Evan’s When the wind blows, the house of cards will fall with 8 comments
Announcing This Week’s Best Of…
Thanks to Ross and Blaire, this week’s Blgo Council. They also wrote our new “About Us” page.
Best Overall (content and writing)
Zuffola’s “Rock Bottom”
Using the way back machine to pull in Fayol, the award goes to Kristin’s “Enron and The Former President.”
The Blogitzer (Blog + Pulitzer)
Best written… Leah’s “When There’s a Will, There’s a Scheme.”
Honorable Mention for Amusing or Entertaining Post
Jgoods’ has the goods here: “Where do I Want to Work?” This post is also notable for having the Best Image.
The Envelope-Pusher’s Citation for Posts that go Above and Beyond
Two posts are really outstanding in this category.
Nadir’s “Cooking the Books: Recipes from Around the World” a post that also deserves a shout out for Great Title.
Megan’s sleuthing continues as she enlightens us with the mysteriously titled “Section 402”
The Commenter’s Early Bird Award goes to Nadir
Finally, the Student Thumbs Up for Funny Line: “we kick it to the curb (or in the dogs case, we serve it poisoned meat).” Geoff, hope your vacation helped you mellow out!