Category: Learning

Who Is Brene Brown?


I recently watch two TED presentations. A week later, they are still on my mind. I am beginning to act on what I learned. It is time for me to put away some old ways. This is what I observed: Brene Brown is a… Continue Reading “Who Is Brene Brown?”

Life Is Like Poker


A life plan should make early decisions that reduce the risk and the complexity of future decisions. In that respect it is like poker. Good poker players have several clear behavioral characteristics that are not shared with weak players. They do not play hands… Continue Reading “Life Is Like Poker”

The Greatest Mistake


“It Started With a Quote” is a blog I follow. You should take a look. I found this recent one to be helpful because it shows how intuitive it is for us to accept one of life’s crucial mistakes as being reasonable. Story adapted… Continue Reading “The Greatest Mistake”

Life Is Like A Pilates Class


We have all heard the idea “It has withstood the test of time.” What does that mean, really? What can we assume to know from that simple fact? First, things that have been around for a long time probably have value. People sometimes wonder… Continue Reading “Life Is Like A Pilates Class”

Make More Mistakes


When I was at university, a very bright guy on my residence floor, had a saying.  “I was wrong once.  I thought I had made a mistake, but it turns out I really didn’t.”  I have occasionally wondered how he deals with adversity. I think you… Continue Reading “Make More Mistakes”

Go Ahead! Take The Cover Off.


In the spring of 1954, there was great tragedy in the home of my grandparents, just up the street from where we lived. A wonder of the mechanical world of that time had stopped working. Their brand new, pop-up toaster, would not pop-up. My… Continue Reading “Go Ahead! Take The Cover Off.”

Make Big Money Working Half Days


Many years ago I received good advice from an old pro in the financial services business. “You can make big money working half days and it doesn’t even matter which 12 hours you pick.” This related piece [The site is down.  See below]  makes… Continue Reading “Make Big Money Working Half Days”

Are You Smart Enough To Know The Future?


Ronald Gerald Wayne is a smart guy.  He understands life and the range of its possible outcomes.  If you don’t know who he is, you can be forgiven.  A carefully crafted survey of all the people who work within 25 feet of my office… Continue Reading “Are You Smart Enough To Know The Future?”

Conflict Resolution


Much of life is resolving differences between yourself and “the others” For this purpose “others” include family, friends, employees, co-workers, partners, bankers, customers and more. How do we do it? I recently watched a bright young professor from MIT, Rebecca Saxe, deal with this… Continue Reading “Conflict Resolution”

Digital Intuition


It will soon be 48 years since I first played with a computer. Back then RAM and Hard Drive space cost about $1.00 per byte. About two and half gallons of gas per byte. There was not a gigabyte of RAM in the entire… Continue Reading “Digital Intuition”

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