A few more notes on change while the New Year still holds its tinge of newness. Heard an interview today with an author who decided to spend an entire year following the strictures of self-help kingpins like Stephen Covey, Richard Simmons, Tony Robbins, Suze Orman and the like. She began, she says, as an utter skeptic who believed the whole self-help industry was run by a bunch of fraudulent windbags. She changed her mind, not entirely, but some. A review of the book waits here.