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May 27, 2015 12:11 pm
More and more companies are going virtual, whether it’s to save money, attract talented employees, or benefit the environment, The extinction of the physical office is a Soft Trend – it is not a future fact – but the increasing importance of the virtual office is a Hard Trend, and it will continue to rapidly increase on a global level. This presents some exciting opportunities for ...  Read More
May 27, 2015 8:16 am
Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and exercising more to maintain your health. Implications for you as an individual Choose happiness in whatever you do. Strengthen your closest relationships. Exercise more to maintain your health. Implications for you as a leader Focus on how your team members feel about what...  Read More
May 27, 2015 7:40 am
"He was a Slow Processor, who soaked in the data, thought, stared, tried to make sense of what he was seeing, hoping for a breakthrough. All around were snappier brains, busy being dazzling, but not Darwin's, which just plodded on until it finally saw something special, hiding in plain view " ( Robert Krulwich 2012 ): And what was hiding in plain view? Patrick Matthew's (1831) dazzling...  Read More
May 27, 2015 5:31 am
A Telling Question: Is our concern with tackling contagious fallacies created and spread by others diminished if we create our own to be beaten with? From a Twitter conversation with Bill Lockley about the work of Richard Dawkins  Read More
May 26, 2015 1:24 pm
This note was prompted by an individual - Doug - who wrote a "letter to the editor" of the New Castle News asserting that "homosexuality, is not a sin!" His letter prompted me to write a 287 words response (note: the paper allows 300 word submissions) and then I posted this on the papers blog (I've added a few words - it was 604 words - to that blog post...) Hi Doug, Sin is a "turning away...  Read More
May 26, 2015 11:03 am
Earlier this year, I traveled with a NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys) delegation to China, where my colleagues and I witnessed a national crisis that serves as a stark lesson in unintended consequences. We all know about the “one child” law that has been in place in China since 1979. In an effort to combat overpopulation, a couple could have only one child or two for rural couples...  Read More
May 25, 2015 5:26 pm
We may be about to see the brutal killing of tens of thousands of good American jobs. That’s what could happen if a bunch of libertarian fundamentalist “tea party” jihadists have their way. A group of “conservative” Republicans are sharpening up their knives and are bent on beheading the Export-Import Bank. That’s a successful agency that’s been around since the New Deal and actually makes money...  Read More
May 25, 2015 2:54 pm
Seth Lipsky's The Floating Kilogram, "The Federalist Papers For A Gold Standard" by Ralph Benko A recent article in The Week by progressive columnist Jeff Spross, How modern capitalism killed self-reliance, observed that “The gold standard is a niche enthusiasm rejected by most economists.” Why that is so is curious. The hyperlink to his observation goes right to Episode 252 of NPR’s...  Read More
May 25, 2015 1:47 am
As the Sunday newspaper supplement Parade points out in its cover story today, the phenomenon of the summer blockbuster movie began with “Jaws” 40 years ago. The film, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss, was released on June 20, 1975. The story, you’ll recall, was about a giant, ravenous great white shark stalking the small New England...  Read More
May 24, 2015 11:30 am
You can’t help everyone. You can’t fix every problem. Don’t waste your time on problems or people you can’t help, or on people that don’t want your help, or on problems or people on which others can make a greater impact than you can. Sometimes you delegate. Sometimes you delay. Sometimes you say not now, not ever. All those are forms of walking away. Read the full article on Forbes  Read More
May 24, 2015 4:24 am
250 Breasonings per Hit Write 250 breasonings per hit production (film, song, play, etc.), including 1 group of 5 10 breasoning As for the production, and 4 groups of 5 10 breasoning As for 4 other productions inspired by the production. 50 Breasonings per Non-Hit Write 50 breasonings per non-hit production, including 1 group of 5 10 breasoning As for the production.  Read More
May 23, 2015 8:17 pm
After a year of preparation and hard slog, together with my colleague Gabriele Bammer, I’ve prepared a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Ignorance. The MOOC is based on my work on this topic, and those of you who have followed my blog will find extensions and elaborations of the material covered in my posts. Gabriele’s contributions focus on the roles of ignorance in complex problems. The...  Read More
May 23, 2015 12:19 pm
It has long been known that the Scot, Patrick Matthew, the only true originator of the theory of natural selection, was buried in what is now an unmarked grave in Errol Churchyard in the Carse of Gowrie. However, the location of his exact grave has been a mystery for over 100 years. Others, including Jim Dempste r and Matthew's descendants looked for it in the grave yard but were unable to...  Read More
May 23, 2015 1:39 am
This oil on canvas painting, is by the Nottingham based British portrait artist Gabriel Woods. Showing Darwin holding Patrick Matthew as his own child the painting pays homage to religious pictures of the Virgin Mary and child. This is typically mesmerizing Woods portrait is a pictorial analogy of Darwin's and Wallace's claims to have each conceived the theory of natural selection independently...  Read More
May 22, 2015 4:48 am
will say it up front. Tenure is cool, and the opposite, “contingent” employment, really sucks. I was an adjunct for about two years in the 1990s, and I know from first hand experience that it sucked. Why? Well there were a couple of reasons. First, was that I was constantly on the job market, since I did not know where my income was coming from the following semester. This is a condition that...  Read More
May 21, 2015 5:26 pm
Reach meditators who indicate lying on the mat for 5 As. Alternatively, reach meditators who indicate sitting on the cushion for 5 As.  Read More
May 21, 2015 5:24 pm
Partner – relationship People who I will meet today – give meditation A to Everyone – Recursive “It’s you” to meditate Meditators – anyone who indicates meditation today See Breasoning .  Read More
May 21, 2015 3:43 am
What was written about Patrick Matthew's Bombshell Ideas before Darwin Replicated and then Claimed them as his Own Discovery? The answer is: quite a lot. In this blog post, I show you just some of what was written about them. Writing in the third party , Matthew (1831) , essentially admitted his heresy when he wrote: "The very great interest of the question regarding species variety...  Read More
May 21, 2015 12:23 am
Breason out 5 10 breasoning As to install the ability to give As to loved ones and professional relations.  Read More
May 20, 2015 2:12 pm
I’ve covered a number of income tax issues of concern to business owners doctors in discussions ranging from tax fraud schemes that target doctors to how doctors may face liability for employee classification choices and their surrounding tax reporting and withholding obligations. Today we examine how mistakes and lack of documentation in how doctors pay themselves can lead to very serious...  Read More
May 20, 2015 12:23 pm
Whenever I think about the subject of planning, a quote from Benjamin Franklin always pops into my mind: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Successful people, and successful businesses, all know how important planning is. But in a world of accelerating technology-driven change, what kind of planning are you doing? From a results perspective, there are basically two types of plans,...  Read More
May 20, 2015 6:14 am
The best examples of things that motivate others over the short-term almost always involve surprise and delight. Walt Disney asked Mike Vance to form a team to create innovative revenue streams inside The Magic Kingdom Theme Park in Los Angeles. As the team successfully implemented three major step-changes in how Disney did business, each of which over delivered versus expectations, Walt...  Read More
May 19, 2015 1:51 pm
Employers Be Advised! I have been seeing a few posts of late that reinforce some things that I have known and talked about for some time: We don’t just acquire talent or human capital; we hire and hopefully retain whole people. Contrary to everything you read Millennials are not slackers, uninterested in making a contribution, and generally the most awful generation ever… All Millennials...  Read More
May 19, 2015 11:20 am
You remember Cousin Itt – the extremely hairy, short cousin who visited now and then with Gomez and Morticia in the beloved Addams Family television show? Here’s something perfectly dreadful to consider. If you are married with young children, and both you and your spouse pass away and you don’t have a will, the state will distribute your assets and decide who will be your children’s guardian. ...  Read More
May 19, 2015 11:10 am
It is time to replace the venerable "invisible hand" of Adam Smith with something new and more suited to the strange and challenging nature of digital products. Think instead of an "invisible handshake," that draws producers and consumers into a more cooperative, balanced, and productive relationship. It takes a handshake, because digital is a post-scarcity economics. What matters here is not a...  Read More
May 19, 2015 7:34 am
The UK Left's Political Martyrdom: Welcome to the Church of State by Ralph Benko Progressives are a Faithful lot. They live, and die, by a Creed. Welcome to the Church of State. We saw the religiosity at work again recently in the United Kingdom. We saw Martyrdom. When the voters toss out a Left-wing political party (two, actually) for having moved too far left — as just happened in...  Read More
May 18, 2015 6:39 pm
Matthew's Hypothesis and Self-Serving Darwinist Dysology Following the self-serving rhetoric of Alfred Wallace, who wrote in his autobiography that Matthew failed to see the importance of his full prior-discovery of natural selection because he never personally developed it further, Richard Dawkins (2010) replicated the same "poor sucker never knew what he had" nonsense with his...  Read More
May 18, 2015 2:52 pm
I often hear Republicans yakking about how we need to run the country like a business, and then they proceed to tell us how we need to cut, cut, cut. But if we really ran the country like a business — at least a successful business, instead of one destined to go belly-up — we would be investing in our future. We would be investing in things such as infrastructure and education. Republicans love...  Read More
May 18, 2015 9:34 am
It was our intent throughout the TLS Continuum Roadmap to lay out a clear path to reach where we are now. In addition as we proceed with this and the subsequent installments It is critical that we make sure we are on the same page at this juncture. In the nine parts of the series we began by looking at the importance of values. I was concerned that to understand the roadmap it is was necessary...  Read More
May 17, 2015 4:06 am
Play the video. Read the message. Click the link. Read the blog . Next: Apply your wonderful brain. Because, you, Dear Reader , as you know, should always decide for yourself. In my opinion, based on weighing the New Data, this is a case of Nullius in Verba! Because new data suggests Richard Dawkins is no different to the Christians he criticizes when it comes to having silly...  Read More
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