Tag: experience

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up


Will Rogers used to say that it was easy to be a humorist.  He had the whole congress writing material for him.  Not too different today.  Certainly Jon Stewart has no trouble finding worthy material. Here is another. On Tuesday, December 17 a huge… Continue Reading “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”

More On Decisions


All decisions include an element of risk.  That is why some people have trouble with them.  Even people who deal with the risk part effectively and presumably make “better” decisions are sometimes wrong to do it the way they do. For the weak decision… Continue Reading “More On Decisions”

Are There Any Absolutes?


If you had asked me that question yesterday, I might have said yes.  After all there is “the real world,” morals and ethics, the laws of physics and more.  One absolute that I had never thought about before was “F”  The mark you get… Continue Reading “Are There Any Absolutes?”

Happy Father’s Day!


Objectively, every day is Father’s Day. Children and eventually grandchildren are the meaning of life. Fathers get to contribute and enjoy. What could be worth more? New fathers need to lighten up. Here’s a way to think about it. There is a big difference… Continue Reading “Happy Father’s Day!”

Why, Why Not, And Because


Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono knows about thinking. He believes it should be taught as a subject in schools. A bit of a surprise for some. While you might think that you learn to think in school, it appears that he believes you… Continue Reading “Why, Why Not, And Because”

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.”

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?”

Experience Is A Risk


If you think of culture as the set of rules that work in a given place at a given time, then today, we are all changing cultures and doing so rather quickly. Sometimes the old way work better, but you cannot be sure. You… Continue Reading “Experience Is A Risk”

Large Numbers Are Confusing


Million. Billion. Trillion. Similar right? Not so much! Numbers, especially large numbers, need context to make sense. If you count one number a second you will reach a million in 1,000,000 seconds. That is not surprising really. 11.6 days. A billion will take longer.… Continue Reading “Large Numbers Are Confusing”

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