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Are we running short on adult supervision?

I am by nature an optimist. I see that almost all problems are manageable—few are, in truth, more than a bump in the road. Provided we get ourselves together and focus on the characteristics of the problem not on self-aggrandizement … Continue reading

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“Look at what I made!” The Hand Teaches the Mind Many Useful Things

Last week I made the wooden bowl pictured here. Crafting this bowl is one of my most satisfying accomplishments in quite some time. It’s also a surprise that I could actually do it, adding to the pleasure and humor of … Continue reading

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Awareness/Attention Causes Success—and On It Goes!

A somewhat mysterious set of circumstances leads to the fact that some of us succeed early and then never again. It’s especially puzzling when that high early success washes out of a part of our lives that we value, the … Continue reading

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“Doctors Warn: 9 Out of 10 Deciders Suffer from Inattentive Blindness”

To have fun with this essay we have to invoke the honor system. You have to promise–cross your heart, that you will not read the body of this note until you click onto the following link and watch the video … Continue reading

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The U.S. Open Tennis Championship Gives Us Two Striking Patterns of Success

Wouldn’t it be something if we truly understood what causes some to succeed beyond all expectations, while others fall short of their dreams and aspirations?  Talk about a sure-fire best seller—the book that spelled out that answer! Just trying to … Continue reading

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The Olympics Are Life’s Training Table

My third note on the Games of the XXX Olympiad follows, and I’ll send you my fourth and final note on this inspiring subject and ready metaphor next week. The branding strategy of the Olympic Committee hasn’t convinced anyone that … Continue reading

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The Truth About the “God Particle” and Other “Genius Discoveries”

Last week, numerous press pieces heralded the near certainty that the elusive Higgs boson exists. Theoretical physicists confirmed that this discovery is one of the great moments in scientific history. Wow! A statement like that includes a lot of discoveries, … Continue reading

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Want Coworkers to Change? Try Selling Them the Brooklyn Bridge!

I was in San Francisco last month as the city celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Several articles I read out there spoke to the engineering marvel of this bridge, its construction representing a huge leap forward … Continue reading

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In Baseball as in Organizations, Players, not Tactics, Win Games

Recently I read a review article about a new book on baseball managers. The author was comparing several managers to answer the question: “Who is the better manager? Someone steeped in strategic acumen, the type of guy who constantly shuffles players … Continue reading

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Let’s Do Two Things At Once

I just read a fascinating article on human evolution by scientist Matthew Ridley.  The article centers on the question of whether human evolution has stopped. I have no definitive answer except to say that we have all come upon folks … Continue reading

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