Category: Rants

Thinking Straight Is A Losing Proposition


Our intuitive belief is that the world is linear.  It has many easy to digest characteristics. Deterministic – if you know the process, knowing the input means you know the output and the output is proportional to the input The whole is equal to… Continue Reading “Thinking Straight Is A Losing Proposition”

Where Is The Inflation?


Will printing money work? Certainly, there are governments and economists advocating that as way back to prosperity. In the United States, a great deal of money has been printed in the last three and and a half years.  So why is there no obvious… Continue Reading “Where Is The Inflation?”

Hunters, Farmers, Fishermen and Trappers


Are you a hunter or a farmer?  Not actually, but in how you organize your career. The essential difference is that farmers are about process and hunters are about events. Hunters look for a situation that matches their talents and BANG!   Done!  Now go… Continue Reading “Hunters, Farmers, Fishermen and Trappers”

The KISS Method Revisited


Keep It Simple Stupid (The KISS Method) is usually good advice.  However, some things are complicated to start with, so the “keep it simple” option does not exist. Then you need the MISS method.  Make it simple stupid.  There is a limit to this… Continue Reading “The KISS Method Revisited”

The Rebirth Of The Innocence


For years, I have told my children, partly tongue in cheek, that if I was humble I would be perfect.  I think I can see the next step. We attended the christening of Egan, our newest grandchild, on Sunday.  It is easy to be… Continue Reading “The Rebirth Of The Innocence”

What Should Students Learn?


Curriculum should consist of only two subject areas and one technique.  History and Language are the subjects.  Research is the technique. What about math, music, art, physics, geography and biology you cry.  (I can hear you!) To get along we need to know what… Continue Reading “What Should Students Learn?”

Should Teachers Teach?


Does anyone rationally believe it is possible to teach Steven Jobs to be Steven Jobs?  What do you think is teachable?  If anything? For many years, at least 30, I have been complaining that the education system aims at the wrong target. Our current… Continue Reading “Should Teachers Teach?”

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