Category Archives: 05: People

Agents of Influence

“It’s not what you have, it’s what you do with it.” – Brazilian Samba instructor If there is any merit to the previous post proposing a connection between actual observed behaviors and the shapes that our Individual Behavior Curves or … Continue reading

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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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