Category Archives: 11: Growth

Gap Theory 3 – This Is Why We Do Stupid Things

“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” – Bertrand Russell The next obvious question from the last post about doing stupid … Continue reading

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Are You Deciduous Or Coniferous? (Guest Post)

Honestly, I’m not taking a break (again). I just think I tend to recognize notable things when they pop up. This guest post is a short piece by Jessica Hagy from Forbes complete with her trademark graphics.  Her thoughts are of … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking but Obscure Articles from 2014 – 2 Career

Onward, now, with Topic 2, and those articles which pertains to career (and work, and job. In case one has forgotten the difference between these three: One is perceived as +∑, one is 0∑, and the third is -∑. The … Continue reading

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Culture 4 – Of Generalists and Experts

Sorry, I seem to have been interrupted in my plans for the next topic on culture and nations. While that was definitely underway, a strong thought took over my waking hours, convincing me that I had left a large uncut … Continue reading

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We’re Moving To Where?

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” ― Rodney Dangerfield I suspect that, if pressed, we could separate people into three rough categories: those who would not mind living in other places, … 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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If History is Useful for Anything – 2: Organizations

I lost a month. It was around here just a minute ago; at least it seemed like a minute ago. I set it down on my desk and suddenly it was buried under a pile of Life. Apparently, this is … Continue reading

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