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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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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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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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Behaviors: Practiced or Just Professed?

Earlier I proposed that understanding follows attentive observing and processing of all three forms of communication (words, tonal, and non-verbal). Actually, this would be better expressed as better understanding results for those people who are better observers and better processors … Continue reading

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What follows after 7, 38, 55? [FP]

No, this is not a mathematical sequence, but it is a very important concept and directly influences the conclusions we draw when we are following Fundamental Principle 8, observing people. Our entire lives are based on experiences where we observe … Continue reading

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