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Facebook is an odd space.  I’m learning new ways of communicating and new definitions of old words.  Such as “friend”.  I have a friend on Facebook who was never a friend in the usual sense, we were students in the same engineering school 1967 and haven’t seen each other since. Lorraine, another Facebook friend, definitely does fit the usual definition.  I was her boss for quite a while, at Cawthron Institute where she rose from a lab technician to manager of an analytical department of almost 100 people.  She was superb, responsible for creating a customer driven culture that differentiated us from nearly all of our competitors.  I watched her leadership skills and network grow as she joined Toastmasters, the Chamber of Commerce (where she became president) and various professional bodies.  Then she was gone!  She had fallen in love with a Spanish sailor (a sailmaker for one of the…

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