Category Archives: 05: People

Gap Theory 4 – And Another Stupid Thing We Do

“One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this … Continue reading

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Ketchup Physics 101

“Shake and shake the catsup bottle. None will come, and then a lot’ll.” – Richard Armour I couldn’t resist. I needed a bit of humor today, at least to break the tension. Beyond that, how can one resist someone “applying” … Continue reading

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Culture 1 – It’s About Values [FP]

“I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.” ― Peter Ustinov Actually, I thought it was English cooking, at least according to the old joke about the World’s Shortest Books where everybody gets skewered. But, it’ll do. This … Continue reading

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Dirty Little Secret: Baggage

“If God meant for us to carry baggage around, he would have made our skin have little pouches like kangaroos” ― Rachel Van Dyken Ever wonder why you probably have less success in your attempts to influence others than you’d … Continue reading

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If History is Useful for Anything – 4 Individuals

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference,” Jane Goodall We’ve arrived at the smallest people group to which we can try to apply Toynbee’s Arguments: You and Me – as Individuals. Can … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Truth

I had thought about posting this in December and entitling it A Christmas Story, or perhaps A Success Story.  Or perhaps An Ounce of Prevention.  The life, career and business lesson is not complicated, but it takes setting the stage.  … Continue reading

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Three Part Fugue “Getting It” [FP]

Ever get caught in a situation where you suddenly felt that everyone else around you was in on something and you were clueless?  Or on that occasion when the tables were turned and someone else in the group was the … Continue reading

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