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The Other Question Google Can’t Yet Answer

“Do intelligent beings inevitably develop an attitude problem?” – Steven Pinker In an article at Bloomberg.com, “Google Just Found the One Question It Can’t Yet Answer,” Jeremy Kahn discussed a recently published blog post by DeepMind, the Google artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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The $100 Question

“A crisis is a terrible thing to waste” – Paul Romer, 2004 It’s taken a while to get to this point, but I trust you will find that it is worth it. Where we are now is the result of … Continue reading

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The Two Questions

“Crisis Doesn’t Develop Character, it Reveals It” There are many discussions of the desirable attributes of outstanding employees that are readily available through leadership literature, and I have also posted my thoughts beginning here. One of these attributes is Attitude, … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – Russia & Ukraine – For Whose Good?

It is not very often that a football player who has been prepared by watching sufficient game films, in the game is suddenly confronted with a specific play formation, then “stares his opponent in the eyes” and watches them telegraph … Continue reading

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What’s up with the Crimea and the Russian incursion into the Ukraine?

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” Mahatma Gandhi Culture 5: Russia, A Mostly –∑ Culture To try to understand how Russia predominantly thinks (its culture), one must go back several hundreds of … 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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Family, Clans, Tribes, and other Social ‘Networks’

“You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family,” Anonymous In working my way down the sequence from civilizations to trying ultimately to apply Toynbee’s arguments to the individual, the next post was to see if Toynbee’s arguments … Continue reading

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