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Jul. 31, 2014 5:07 am
Failure is an unfortunate word; it has such negative connotations. Norman Einstein, CEO Scientific Radicals Check this link if you can't see the embedded video in your browser. http://youtu.be/hzBCI13rJmA  Read More
Jul. 30, 2014 1:39 pm
In a world filled with uncertainty, you have to ask what you are certain about. The number one thing I’m certain about is that the future is all about relationships. If you want a positive future, then you need to have positive relationships with your employees and customers. And if you want positive relationships, you have to focus on the glue that holds a positive relationship together. What is...  Read More
Jul. 30, 2014 11:52 am
As the flood of illegal immigrants - tens of thousands of which are children - cross the borders of Southern States, some have taken to characterize opponents of amnesty, or the proposals offered by President Obama - as is their wont - as rooted in racism, xenophobia...Perhaps a couple quotes would more appropriately establish the flavor of a particular penman, to wit: " Americans like to view...  Read More
Jul. 29, 2014 8:19 am
It should not be a surprise that Walmart just fired its US head, Bill Simon. It’s the logical next step in new CEO Doug McMillon’s onboarding approach of converging and evolving quickly. Leaders that don’t deliver over time should be replaced and Simon has not delivered. Getting rid of Simon is exactly what Suleiman the Magnificent would advise. The implications for you are that when you’re...  Read More
Jul. 28, 2014 3:14 pm
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) is a “tea-party” favorite and chairman of the Financial Services Committee. He’s also ambitious, hoping to rise from obscure back-bencher status to Republican rock star. To get attention, he’s been attacking the Export-Import Bank, an agency over which his committee has jurisdiction. He likes to toss around accusations of “crony capitalism” because that resonates...  Read More
Jul. 28, 2014 7:57 am
Paul Krugman, "Funny and Scary?" Professor Paul Krugman, in his New York Times blog , says my recent column, about him, is "funny and scary." Last week’s column here inferred that Prof. Krugman is leaving Princeton in quiet disgrace. It drew pretty wide attention. It also drew over 150 comments. Many commentators merrily berated me. (Comes with the territory.) The column, quite...  Read More
Jul. 28, 2014 7:47 am
Humans have long been fascinated by two fundamental questions: what is real? and what is good? Scientists traditionally examine evidence in their pursuit of reality; however their investigations may become narrowly focused and they are sometimes accused of abandoning human values and other concepts of the good. Creative optimists including storytellers, artists, theologians, mystics, and...  Read More
Jul. 27, 2014 8:06 pm
Prevent Cancer in Animals - additional 50 As processed for, not by animal's body. NB. It was thought that the following wouldn't work because recordings of additional 50 As would arrive and be processed by the animal's body, however if one group of 50 As was breasoned out this is all that would be required on Recording Day, like a person, and the rest would be processed for the animal. Prevent...  Read More
Jul. 27, 2014 2:08 am
On July 23 it took the state of Arizona more than two hours to kill Joseph Wood. To say this was a botched execution is an understatement. This was the third bungled execution this year. In January, Ohio screwed up the killing of Dennis McGuire, and on April 29, Oklahoma blew the killing of Clayton Lockett. All of these executions had in common the use of the drug midazolam as part of the lethal...  Read More
Jul. 26, 2014 3:09 am
You can spend a small fortune on fishing tackle and not catch fish. You pay good money to access the best Scottish rivers. More money to buy a Hardy rod and reel, the finest Cortland lines, and beautiful Donegal Fishing Flies. But none of that will catch you fish unless you get your knots right. You may have fabulous stories to tell about the one that got away. But if you don't get your...  Read More
Jul. 25, 2014 3:44 pm
On Thursday, the House Rules Committee approved a resolution authorizing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to sue President Obama over his use of executive authority. Naturally, the resolution passed on a strictly party-line vote. So, while legislative work that could help middle class families is blocked by the Grand Old Party, Congressional Republicans plan to squander millions of taxpayer dollars...  Read More
Jul. 24, 2014 10:36 am
Chances are that you've handled at least a half-dozen changes at work today alone: a process is changed, a meeting time gets moved, a customer wants updated specs. We all deal with change too often, more than most of us like. The small changes we ignore or roll with; bigger changes require our attention and often draw our resistance. Ever wonder why the resistance? Why your response to a change...  Read More
Jul. 24, 2014 2:22 am
The treasurer should invest money, the dividends from which should be used for property hire and other expenses.  Read More
Jul. 23, 2014 8:27 pm
A month ago, many of us were glued to the tube watching the finals of the World Cup from Brazil. It gave us an insight into how in order to win, the players had to be quick and nimble. Every second of the game, the players had to be alert to what was happening on the field. The goalie had to forecast the moves that were required in order to meet the incoming ball to keep out of the net. The...  Read More
Jul. 23, 2014 4:48 pm
“Pier 1 Imports’ profit fell 26% as discounting cut into margins” is the headline of a June 19, 2014 DallasNews Business article. According to the article CEO Smith isn’t sure whether this is a change in customer behavior or a temporary phenomenon. This chicken-and-egg question plagues business owners and CEOs in virtually every business in every industry. Is there an answer to this dilemma? ...  Read More
Jul. 23, 2014 10:52 am
Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict the future—and be right? If you could conceptualize the next great innovative product and know it will be a wild success before you even make your prototype? If you could roll out the next innovative service or process without fear of it failing? Well, you can predict the future accurately and be a great innovator. All you have to do is leave out the...  Read More
Jul. 23, 2014 5:31 am
Social and business communities thrive in close proximity. Yet, as Robert Caro explained long ago in The Power Broker, Robert Moses had a bias to build things like parkways and bridges that enabled cars and their passengers in and around New York and especially on Long Island.This led to community-destroying urban sprawl. The better approach is to create higher density, better functioning city...  Read More
Jul. 22, 2014 1:47 pm
Terms may have practical meanings; for example, good : in accordance with a goal/desire and evil : opposed to a goal/desire. Or they may presuppose an objective moral order, and then respectfully mean “in agreement with God’s intention” and “opposed to God.” In both instances the principle of contradiction determines consistency. In matters of inalienable Rights, and as a practical necessity...  Read More
Jul. 21, 2014 7:44 pm
Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet Disgrace? by Ralph Benko Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton . Is he leaving in disgrace? Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman thoroughly was indicted and publicly eviscerated for intellectual dishonesty by Harvard’s Niall Ferguson in a hard-hitting three-part series in the Huffington Post , beginning...  Read More
Jul. 21, 2014 6:54 pm
Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet Disgrace? by Ralph Benko Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton . Is he leaving in disgrace? Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman thoroughly was indicted and publicly eviscerated for intellectual dishonesty by Harvard’s Niall Ferguson in a hard-hitting three-part series in the Huffington Post , beginning...  Read More
Jul. 21, 2014 3:27 pm
Americans like to view themselves as a compassionate nation that has always welcomed immigrants and refugees, but the racism and xenophobia that bubbled up recently in Murrieta, Calif., might be more typically American. The ugly scenes that we all saw on our televisions were of relatively affluent white suburban or exurban people refusing to allow women and children access to a U.S. Border...  Read More
Jul. 21, 2014 9:42 am
The Importance of Effective Coaching Over the weekend I had occasion to purchase and read Strengths Finder 2.0. If you are not familiar with it, Strengths Finders is the assessment tool first developed in 2001 by the Gallup organization. The essential concept behind it is that people who are given the opportunity to focus in the areas where their talents are most pronounced are much more likely...  Read More
Jul. 18, 2014 9:14 pm
There are ample reasons to impeach President Obama, which I will not detail or delineate; of those advocating his impeachment, at least some, know that the impeachment proceedings begun in the House of Representatives, would never – under a Harry Reid majority Leader – result in a trial in the Senate. As the government of the United States is presently composed, even with overwhelming majorities...  Read More
Jul. 18, 2014 5:58 pm
The ethical standard of “first, do no harm,” primun non nocere, that Hippocrates relates as an inquiry of appropriateness can be found as a reasoned standard of right and wrong in his work “of The Epidemics.” In this treatise, Hippocrates states: “…the physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future-must mediate these things, and have two special objects...  Read More
Jul. 18, 2014 8:58 am
This is probably the shortest post I'll ever do. Hey stop cheering! Seriously, I highly recommend anyone starting out in authoring for publication to follow the "Writer Beware" site. It's a veritable treasure-trove of solid information that will help keep your hard earned money in your bank account and out of the pockets of rogues and scoundrels eager to profit from your negative experiences ...  Read More
Jul. 16, 2014 3:55 pm
Where will it all end? The nightly rhetorical monologue to the ceiling, From the relative comfort of the bed, Where will it all end? Born alone, die alone. The stark reality is hard to bear. Too much reality, Reality dull and leaden. The fear coming in increments.  Read More
Jul. 16, 2014 1:25 pm
Since the dawn of human kind the business landscape was a man’s world. Times are changing! Today, women are wielding more and more power on both sides of the business transaction. First, let’s look at some facts from the consumer side. In family purchases that involve two adults (a woman and a man) women make: 94% of the purchase decision on home furnishings 92% of the purchase decision on...  Read More
Jul. 16, 2014 6:34 am
The only constant is change. If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind. This is why you need to evolve your brand on a constant basis and even rebrand when warranted. A BRAVE approach to rebranding can make all the difference – like it did when Blue Ribbon Sports rebranded as Nike. Work from the outside in and think through your environment, values, attitude, relationships and...  Read More
Jul. 16, 2014 12:14 am
Science is knowledge derived by method; things scientific meet the criteria of science, but neither the criteria, nor the method are scientific, they instead are sometimes philosophical (i.e., constrained by reality), and sometimes quasi-philosophical (i.e., determined by a priori determination, thus ideological)... Some "scientists" know and understand this, many do not i.e., they are...  Read More
Jul. 15, 2014 3:54 pm
Back in the 17th Century, ducking-stools were used as a form of punishment or humiliation for unruly women, common scolds and even witches. I did the cartoon above more than 20 years ago to mock those who felt threatened by Hillary Rodham Clinton, a smart, moderately liberal, powerful woman. Not much has changed. The former secretary of state and possible presidential candidate still brings out...  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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