Category: Our Societal Issues

More Pilates


I recently wrote a blog item, Life is Like a Pilates Class, that received intelligent comment. That made my day.  Any day I learn something is a good day.  In response to the idea that we should hold old core values, Avastmick made this… Continue Reading “More Pilates”

Applying Sutton’s Law


Sutton’s Law requires that simple plans be implemented before complex ones. The model form is, you rob banks because that is where the money is. The problem is that many stop there and do not pay attention to what happens next. Eventually banks grow… Continue Reading “Applying Sutton’s Law”

Poverty Sucks


The nobility of poverty is a concept that has never been clearly explained to me.  I think there is a reason.  Poverty is not noble. Poverty is not related to income.  A poor person in North America, would be middle class in a large… Continue Reading “Poverty Sucks”

Measure Results


My local Ford dealer accomplishes something when he delivers a new vehicle. Possibly a used one, or possibly service, but new vehicle is primary. His stock in trade is vehicles and he measures success by how many he delivers, how satisfied is the customer… Continue Reading “Measure Results”

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”

Are We Going The Same Way?


Many of us in Canada have been a bit mystified by the uproar over aboriginal conditions and the rights they have under their many treaties.  While few of us  believe that they were well treated in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the argument… Continue Reading “Are We Going The Same Way?”

On Keeping Up


Future Shock Happened a Long Time Ago. Setting the amount of human knowledge as one unit in the year 1, we find two units by about 1500, 4 units by about 1750 and 8 by about 1900. The progress accelerates sharply around here. 16… Continue Reading “On Keeping Up”

Tax Rates Have Increased


You will recall, from 3 weeks ago, the fiscal cliff and the discussion of income tax rates increasing and those higher rates having an adverse affect on the economy. People are concerned that either the rich people need to pay more, or they need… Continue Reading “Tax Rates Have Increased”

Counterfeits Everywhere


Counterfeit means made in imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive or defraud. – Google There is no shortage of counterfeit money, counterfeit movies, counterfeit fashion goods, counterfeit drugs and counterfeit airplane parts. The fact is that a counterfeit is… Continue Reading “Counterfeits Everywhere”

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