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Aug. 28, 2015 9:07 pm
The Principle of Non-Contradiction The principle of non-contradiction , or simply contradiction , is not a principle invented by man/humans; it is a principle of reality 1 discovered by humans, and it may be referred to as the principle of being and non-being (i.e., reality does not allow an object/thing to simultaneously exist and not-exist, quantum-electrodynamics notwithstanding...);...  Read More
Aug. 28, 2015 9:49 am
Back in the early 70’s there was both a hit song titled I Can See Forever and a best selling book about GM titled On a Clear Day you can see General Motors. The point of the analogy can be rooted in Deming’s 6 th point of quality. In this point he emphasized the need to institute training. Until recently I misunderstood what his intent was. Consider this scenario. We have a high potential,...  Read More
Aug. 27, 2015 2:50 pm
On the same day as I was reading in the newspaper that America is the mass-shooting capital of the world, another lonesome loser picked up a gun and shot two people on live television. In America, we have a twisted interpretation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, thanks to a rich, powerful, self-interested gun lobby. Many of us are brainwashed into thinking that there...  Read More
Aug. 26, 2015 12:15 pm
In 1983, I identified digital disruption as one of twenty technology-driven Hard Trends that would increasingly shape the future at an exponential rate, and at the same time drive economic value creation. Today, as more and more industries and businesses become disrupted, it is important to understand that digital disruption happens in waves. If an industry has already been disrupted, chances...  Read More
Aug. 25, 2015 8:03 pm
If you said “ Women’s Equality Day ,” you’d be right. And if you said it’s the 95 th anniversary of the date in 1920 when women’s right to vote officially entered the U.S. Constitution , you’d be spot on. But the greater significance of this day is not about looking backward at quaint sepia photo of suffragists picketing the White House (though it is notable that the suffragists were the...  Read More
Aug. 25, 2015 6:00 am
Strategic planning is a theoretically elegant and practically useless exercise until you actually apply resources. There’s an art to knowing when to over-invest in must win situations, when to adjust as appropriate to keep things on track, and when to walk away. Lessons over the past couple of weeks from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, professional golfer Jason Day and real estate developer...  Read More
Aug. 25, 2015 2:26 am
When disagreeing with a philosopher by stating a positive idea he/she disagreed with, change the essay to omit the second philosopher's name (which you included to prevent disagreeing with the first philosopher who disagreed with your idea, which the second philosopher agrees with), so future writers may refer to your idea without referring to the second philosopher (earning "A"), prompting...  Read More
Aug. 25, 2015 1:53 am
As with so much of the western United States, water is California’s Achilles heel. In California’s case, it’s not so much that the state doesn’t have water, it’s that the water is far from the farms and people who need it. With nearly 39 million people, the Golden State is the most populous state — only 34 countries have more people — and the richest state. According to the World Bank, its...  Read More
Aug. 23, 2015 10:27 am
University classes start on Monday, and once I again I resume my task there of creating students who are “disciplined” to the “seamless into the demands of bureaucratic production.” To do this, we will adjust their very psychobiological nature as a human being to the demands of the university. There will be demands put on them to show up on time, study on their own time without direct...  Read More
Aug. 23, 2015 4:47 am
Verify each line won’t morally affect an audience member/reader. This is required for major record labels. Breasoning List: I prepared to float over Santiago (1,1,0,1m). I did this by inflating the balloon (1,1,1m). First, I chose a balloon colour (0.01,0,015,0.0001m). Second, I chose a balloon size (0.01,0.015,0.0001m). Third, I found the suburb of the shop (0.5,0.5,0.1m). Fourth, I found the...  Read More
Aug. 23, 2015 4:47 am
Set up 50 As to start a Royal Family.  Read More
Aug. 23, 2015 4:46 am
Set up 50 As to make friends to help with sales, etc.  Read More
Aug. 23, 2015 4:46 am
Set up 50 As to be supported in thinking of all of the content pointed to by the first 50 As, and content pointed to by the rest of 50 As.  Read More
Aug. 23, 2015 4:45 am
Set up 50 As to be supported in completing H1s ( As ), that may enable sales, etc.  Read More
Aug. 23, 2015 4:44 am
Write a single set of 50 As for all things you would like, then update it every 6 months with more desired ideas.  Read More
Aug. 23, 2015 4:43 am
In Pop, Philosophy and Business, write 250 breasonings per product to register as high quality, 15 breathsonings symbolising each of the other 250 breasoning As to complete the [(15+1)*250=4000 breasonings, 4000 breasonings/80 breasonings per A=] 50 As, and breathson out the product to a professional standard. In Film, write 50 As for the main character, each of the other characters, the script...  Read More
Aug. 22, 2015 3:18 pm
I am consistently seeing the statistic that 75 percent of all process improvement efforts fail. Why such a high rate of failure? Part of the problem is the tendency for management to put off the start of the improvement efforts. The reasons for it run the gamut covering a wide spectrum. The purpose of this segment of the TLS Continuum series is to consider some of those reasons and why we don’t...  Read More
Aug. 22, 2015 10:17 am
If The Fed Is Always Wrong How Can Its Policies Ever Be Right? by Ralph Benko One of the most curiously persistent surrealisms of Washington, DC is the reflexive deference given the Federal Reserve System. The Washington elite tends to accord more infallibility to the Fed than do Catholics the Pope. Now comes one of the world’s top monetary reporters, Ylan Q. Mui, to make a delicate...  Read More
Aug. 21, 2015 1:08 pm
Is it Heresy? The concept of heresy – as addressed here – has both a sacred and secular element 1 (Of course we are instructed by the 1933 Humanist Manifesto, and thus I propose to examine each separately i.e., to pen a second blog regarding the secular, and then perhaps relate the two for Judeo-Christianity and American Jurisprudence share a common ground i.e., each presuppose classical...  Read More
Aug. 21, 2015 6:35 am
Most Peace Corps volunteers are young—in their early 20s. When I went to Thailand with the Peace Corps in 1980, I was 22 and fresh out of college with a degree in Biology. And I want to do stuff—big stuff—stuff that could be seen, and would be talked about, like The Pyramids of Egypt. The stuff of immortality—that which would be talked about and admired forever! Peace Corps of course warned us...  Read More
Aug. 21, 2015 4:36 am
PART 1 100 PER CENT - INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIABLE - HISTORIC PUBLISHED EVIDENCE IS ABSOLUTE PROOF THAT DARWIN LIED IN ORDER TO STEAL MATTHEW'S RIGHTFUL PRIORITY What follows is the pertinent timeline of what was written by Patrick Matthew and Charles Darwin about who read Matthew's prior published discovery of natural selection. 1. In 1860 in his first letter to the...  Read More
Aug. 19, 2015 12:05 pm
A number of years ago, as part of an international project, I made a short list of the biggest problems the world would face over the next fifty years which included shortages of food and drinking water to name a few. Then I researched what would be needed to solve all of these problems, and I came to an interesting conclusion. The one common thread that connected all of the solutions was energy....  Read More
Aug. 19, 2015 11:08 am
How You Must Change Your Strategic Approach Given Emerging Ecosystems The evolution of strategic advantage has changed from tracks to pipes and now to platforms. In the old old days, the people that made all the real money didn’t own the railcars or the goods; they owned the tracks those cars traveled on. In the more recent old days, the people that made all the money didn’t own the websites;...  Read More
Aug. 17, 2015 3:56 pm
You reap what you sow. That Donald Trump is the Republican presidential frontrunner should hardly come as a surprise after years of hate-filled talk radio, right-wing commentators bloviating and politicians going to inflammatory extremes to outdo one another. They say outrageous things and call them “conservative.” Decency and humanity end up being among the things not being conserved in this...  Read More
Aug. 17, 2015 12:09 pm
TLS Continuum Part 15: Focus on the Process Acme Manufacturing is a proud firm that has been serving its customers for nearly a century but lately they have been experiencing some problems. Just yesterday their largest customer called the CEO of Acme and told them if the reliability of their products did not drastically improve, the customer was going to take their business elsewhere. The CEO...  Read More
Aug. 16, 2015 9:57 am
The Real Reason Why All Of Washington Is Out Of Touch: The "Money-Empathy Gap" by Ralph Benko A specter is haunting America. It is rooted in something called the “Money-Empathy Gap.” This gap besets the left as well as the right. It besets Democrats (with the exception of Bernie Sanders) as well as Republicans. The most dramatic recent manifestation of that gap was the GOP ...  Read More
Aug. 12, 2015 12:48 pm
Much like every other prominent industry, the medical field is becoming inexorably digitized. Digital disruption and transformation within the healthcare profession is a Hard Trend — something that will happen, something we can count on seeing in the future. But these developments aren’t exactly futuristic, far-off advancements; we’re starting to see them in our everyday lives and they’re...  Read More
 
 
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