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Sep. 18, 2014 11:39 pm
1/2 C Coconut Milk 1/4 C Low Sodium Soy Sauce 2 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar 1 tbsp Sriracha Sauce 1 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice 4 ears of Sweet Corn, shucked Chopped Cilantro, for garnish Finely grated Cotija cheese, for garnish Lime wedges, for serving In a small saucepan, combine the coconut milk, soy sauce, sugar, sriracha and lime juice. Cook over moderate heat until the glaze is syrupy, about...  Read More
Sep. 17, 2014 2:56 pm
This week we take a look at the burgeoning industry of invoicing scams, that is, billing people for goods and services they never received, didn’t order, or don’t need. As with many of the other forms of fraud we’ve covered they peak at year-end when criminals know you and your office are busy and working with limited time. How Bad is It? It’s bad. By some reports this form of fraud costs...  Read More
Sep. 17, 2014 2:44 pm
As conservatives slaver over the prospect of winning control of Congress in the midterm elections this November, a group that has suddenly become very important to them is Latino voters. So the Koch brothers and other conservative and libertarian donors are pouring money into something called the Libre Initiative to try to hoodwink Latinos into believing that right-wing billionaires are their new...  Read More
Sep. 17, 2014 2:39 pm
As we’ve seen across the United States over the last year, severe weather, disasters and even intentional acts of vandalism can cause financially devastating property damage. Below are tips on how to document and pursue claims with your insurance company to enforce your rights under your property and casualty policy. • Step One: Actually having adequate insurance Check on your property damage...  Read More
Sep. 17, 2014 12:57 pm
Based on a national interview of people who said they currently have a “dream job,” here are a few comments they made as they described their job: 1) “I love what I do.” 2) “My job makes me feel like I am helping others.” 3) “Time goes by quickly.” 4 “I look forward to going to work.” 5 “My job gives me a feeling of purpose.” 6) “I can’t imagine doing anything else.” 7) “I feel fulfilled.”...  Read More
Sep. 16, 2014 6:24 am
The only negotiating result that can stand the test of time is win-win. BRAVE negotiating can get you there, working through behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and the environment from the outside in as you prepare in advance, manage the moment and follow through. Prelude Environment : Start with context, history, recent results and the needs of others that won’t be directly...  Read More
Sep. 15, 2014 7:56 am
A Money Revolt is needed: Fix The Dollar With Gold by Ralph Benko The Tax Revolt has run its course. A Money Revolt is needed. Steve Forbes, with Elizabeth Ames, in Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy—and What We Can Do About It has thought the issues through. So has, among others, Lewis E. Lehrman (founder and chairman of the Lehrman Institute, whose...  Read More
Sep. 14, 2014 5:33 pm
As a fitting tribute to the great importance of my big data facilitated bombshell discovery of Darwin's great science fraud, the final Sunday lecture in the historic series of Sunday Lectures of London's Ethical Society , at Conway Hall, was on that most devastating topic. After 104 years of prestigious presentations the Ethical Society will adopt a new format of Sunday Debates in 2015. A...  Read More
Sep. 14, 2014 3:39 am
When the going gets tough, people start measuring how bad it is. But measuring it won't always make it any better. Norman Einstein, CEO Scientific Radicals Another Forbes article on R&D Productivity. The League Table asks which pharmaceutical company is the best at R&D? The real answer is "None of them." Bernard Munos is the only one who has got it right. The analysis...  Read More
Sep. 10, 2014 11:44 am
Having new shoes that you need to “break in” because they hurt your feet (or dealing with shoes that always feel uncomfortable no matter how long you wear them) will soon be a thing of the past thanks to 3D Printing. Several shoe companies, including Nike, Feetz, and United Nude, are now using 3D Printing technology to give customers shoes that are custom made for them—in the store, on the spot. ...  Read More
Sep. 10, 2014 4:03 am
There are some great presenters. There are people to whom any of us would gladly pay money to let us listen to them read the phone book. The odds are that you are not one of them. I’m certainly not one of them. So, you and I should stop making presentations. Instead, we should engage in conversations with the people with whom we are communicating. I first learned this decades ago at Procter &...  Read More
Sep. 9, 2014 1:06 pm
This blog is a critical review of a book published only today. I pre-ordered this book on my Kindle and read it cover to cover today inside seven hours Naming Jack the Ripper: New crime scene evidence. A stunning forensic breakthrough. The killer revealed by Russell Edwards 2014 - published today by Sidgwick and Jackson `Naming Jack the Ripper' is over 300 pages in length and fairly...  Read More
Sep. 9, 2014 12:19 pm
Your Leadership Brand I think that most organizations today recognize that beyond their product or service brand intentionally or unintentionally they have also created and promulgate an employment brand. Your organizations employment brand is the perception by current and future employees of what working in your organization is like. Some organizations enjoy a very strong employment brand....  Read More
Sep. 8, 2014 9:26 pm
The revolving door connecting government and Wall Street continued to whirl last week when Eric Cantor — surprise! — took a big-bucks job at Moelis & Co., an investment banking firm. Cantor, a Republican who represented a district in suburban Richmond, Va., was the House majority leader until he was upset in the GOP primary by an upstart “tea party” challenger and political unknown named Dave...  Read More
Sep. 8, 2014 3:11 pm
As a child I read in my Weekly Reader that “science would free man from the burden of labor, and thus the man of the future would occupy his/her time in contemplating philosophical verities – or some such thing. Yeah! They sure got that right!?!? Many areas of knowledge – which have, or may have, dramatic effects upon the lives of billions - are today given only the most cursory treatment in...  Read More
Sep. 8, 2014 10:26 am
'Big data' is one of those new fangled terms upon which many are finding it hard to agree upon an adequate definition. Jonathan Stuart Ward and Adam Barker at the University of St Andrews in Scotland describe it as (see MIT Technology Review 2013): “Big data is a term describing the storage and analysis of large and or complex data sets using a series of techniques including, but not...  Read More
Sep. 8, 2014 10:21 am
Does it follow that because I vehemently disagree with you on damn near everything, that I hate you? So often people use the term, as if they are describing something objective and definite, but the term is something of a catch all, or throwaway, like “love;” even people which exclaim: “I hate So and so" likely do not actually hate "so and so,” but instead they are piqued, or abraded by the...  Read More
Sep. 8, 2014 9:56 am
Is The Strain , television show on FX a metaphor for multi-level marketing? One of the characters – the old man – Professor Abraham Setrakian, explains that the “disease” is “spread by love,” i.e., once an individual is infected, they go home and spread/infect the whole family… It seems like it could be about multi-level marketing… Fascinating show! Thomas J. Donegan Cell: 724-944-9777 ...  Read More
Sep. 8, 2014 7:01 am
Rep. John Delaney Sets Out To Bring A Trillion Dollars, And Safe Bridges, Back To America By Ralph Benko $1.4 trillion are “stranded” overseas. Seventy-five Congresspeople, and growing, from both parties, respectfully led by freshman Representative John Delaney (D-Md), are advancing a plan to retrieve that money. Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirkson reportedly once said, “ A billion...  Read More
Sep. 6, 2014 5:23 am
Including 15 As for the audition's performance (in a theatre or music audition), you will need 50 As broken into approximately 3 main roles (3*15 As = 45 As) and 11 speaking roles (11*5 = 55 As) for a total of 50 As. If 100% (190 breasonings) rather than 80 breasonings is wanted, you will need the equivalent of 50 As, 22 As broken into approximately 1 main role (15 As), 1 speaking role (5 As),...  Read More
Sep. 5, 2014 2:07 pm
In the recent stories about legroom fights causing diverted airline flights, you’ll notice that the battles aren’t occurring in the first-class section. No, they’re occurring in economy class, where the ordinary folks sit. And things are showing signs of getting pretty frayed around the edges. It’s a perfect metaphor for corporate greed squeezing middle- and lower-class people to the point where...  Read More
Sep. 3, 2014 2:49 pm
In a press conference last week, President Obama made the mistake of saying that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with the threat posed by ISIS in Syria. If you don’t isolate the comment from the context of his answer, it sounds the proper notes of caution and logic. But it was an error because saying such a thing hands the president’s critics a hammer to bash him with. It can be packaged...  Read More
Sep. 3, 2014 12:54 pm
I had a chance to read an article in the September 2014 edition of the Harvard Business Review that I found alarming and disappointing. The author talked about the fact that in a ten year period from 2002 to 2012 members of the S & P 500 had reinvested close to 60% of the profits they made in re-purchasing their own stock and close to another 30% in dividends to shareholders. His point is this is...  Read More
Sep. 3, 2014 12:32 pm
Are you becoming increasingly irrelevant in the eyes of your employer or the marketplace because your education and training has not been keeping up with the dramatic changes that are taking place in your industry? To have job security and increase your earning power both now and in the future, you need to boost your relevance by learning new things. The challenge is knowing what to learn, what...  Read More
Sep. 3, 2014 7:53 am
In my July 15, 2014 blog post, Pricing’s self-inflicted wounds , I talked about the risks Amazon was taking with the negotiating tactics it’s employing with Hachette. One of those risks comes in the form of inviting alternatives. Less than a month later (August 12th), Fortune magazine published an article entitled “ Google, Barnes & Noble team up to take on Amazon. ” Strong-arm negotiating...  Read More
Sep. 3, 2014 6:46 am
BRAVE leadership is never easy and it becomes harder when you are under scrutiny and pressure from your managers, clients and team. We are often forced into leadership styles that aren’t our own, but it takes confidence and credibility to drive your own leadership style. Mike Nefkens’ story of surviving at HP by engaging in his own style of leadership, allowed his team and business to thrive....  Read More
Sep. 2, 2014 6:57 am
Be a star using the following guide. NB: How to earn an A is described on Lucian's Pedagogy . Specific As (needed as part of the business As): - 10 As per star (main role/lead actor), who "is" the company. - 5 As per song. - 5 As per video. Business As: - 15 business As per performance, from your brain to your mouth to speak to the audience - 15 business As by you from a member of the...  Read More
Sep. 2, 2014 2:33 am
Willie Sutton has been called a “prolific” and “accomplished” bank robber. He had a 40-year criminal career during which he allegedly stole a couple of million dollars. When he was asked by a reporter why he robbed banks, according to legend he famously responded, “because that’s where the money is.” Whether Sutton really said that or not, banks have turned Sutton’s pithy principle on its head....  Read More

New Book Exposes Darwin's Greatest Secret

In his new book Nullius in Verba: Darwin’s Greatest Secret, Thinker Mike Sutton reveals in compelling and convincing detail that the theory of natural selection was not independently discovered by Charles Darwin.

Sutton’s sharp objective eye of the criminal investigator and academic creates a vivid and authentic depiction of the times, the characters, and the cover-up that endured for over 130 years – until now.

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