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Jul. 27, 2016 5:08 am
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Jul. 26, 2016 3:22 pm
FairPay is a revolutionary new logic for revenue relationships in our increasingly digital world -- it was designed to make for-profit digital business more effective, but also promises to dramatically enhance revenue generation for non-profits . The Internet has given new power to consumers. FairPay accepts that power and works with it to shift relationships from a short-term, zero-sum focus...  Read More
Jul. 26, 2016 2:33 pm
After almost four decades as a human resources professional, c level executive, and management consultant I remain convinced that changing the way we attract, retain, and align people remains the most significant competitive advantage we have available to us, and we continue to squander that opportunity. Employee Engagement isn’t a new concept anymore and although there are many detractors...  Read More
Jul. 26, 2016 8:14 am
Last week we discussed how people seeking a promotion could enhance the likelihood of getting that promotion by focusing on their ability to learn and adapt instead of their experience. This week we’re going to take this discovery and apply it to business, career and personal marketing. Whether you’re a business owner trying to attract new customers, an employee seeking a job or promotion, or...  Read More
Jul. 26, 2016 5:45 am
Newly discovered de facto fact denying scientists have argued themselves into an intellectual corner where their position is, logically, subconscious belief in a great 19th century conspiracy of silence. Get the facts, see the arguments and evolve faster than the speed of establishment science vested interests. Get the newly discovered facts that Darwinities currently deny exist: ...  Read More
Jul. 26, 2016 2:11 am
As I drew this evening, I watched speeches by First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. All, including Sen. Sanders, even though the wounds are still raw, passionately called for unification behind the party’s nominee, Hillary Clinton. Bernie supporters booed when Clinton’s name was mentioned, but Sanders...  Read More
Jul. 25, 2016 10:10 pm
As the Democratic Party - with Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as their standard bearers - begins their bid for the oval office, one wonders what part of the DNC Platform hasn't been realized, and what appeal their "small-ball" agenda will drive voters to the polls to vote for them? Under Obama, most of the major DNC issues have been achieved, viz: Government mandated insurance; the corruption of...  Read More
Jul. 25, 2016 4:53 pm
This morning we awoke to headlines about the tear that has appeared in the carefully tailored cloak of unity that the Democratic Party wore upon its arrival in Philadelphia for the national convention. Although it doesn’t appear as yet to be as devastating as the Republicans' convention wardrobe malfunction last week, the rip in the donkey unity costume is troubling nonetheless. Leaked internal...  Read More
Jul. 25, 2016 4:01 pm
Speaker Paul Ryan And Chairman Kevin Brady Produce A Tax Blueprint To Make America Great Again by Ralph Benko Late last month, barely reported by the media amid all the general political static, something really amazing happened. House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady released a truly great tax reform plan. Meanwhile , last week: Trump visited with House Republicans in what leaders...  Read More
Jul. 22, 2016 8:08 pm
R Allen Shoaf write on his blog a blog-post which he titled: "… where hatred alone is sacred …" Allen has his "comments disabled" so if one would like to ask a few clarifying questions, of professor Shoaf one may not. Given that, one must make do with what Allen has provided, which intimates American's are greedy, selfish, dull and motivated by hatred; moreover such moral dispositions are...  Read More
Jul. 22, 2016 11:21 am
I was reading the Summer 2016 issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review in which an article appeared by Catherine Bailey and Adrian Madden titled “ What Makes Work Meaningful or Meaningless .” The article gave me some pause for thought as to why cross functional teams sometimes failure to reach the goals that they have set. My response is that these teams fail because we have not properly...  Read More
Jul. 22, 2016 8:43 am
… where hatred alone is sacred … Welcome to the land of the spree and the home of the crave Where greed is the only creed, hatred alone is sacred— If you wanna vote, wear a rich man’s coat. Wanna be rich? Leave your neighbor in the ditch. Wanna be a man? Scar as many as you can Wanna be American? Become an I-don’t-care-ican. I imagine you find these...  Read More
Jul. 22, 2016 4:32 am
Things could not be much worse in the field of public relations for American police services right now. In the wake of the "Black Lives Matter" campaign we see yet more incontrovertible video evidence that US police officers do deliberately shoot innocent civilians. And what we are seeing - again and again on social media and mainstream media - are Youtube videos of White male cops shoting...  Read More
Jul. 21, 2016 3:20 pm
As foul Trumpolution of the political atmosphere in the USA threatens the social environment, political scientists struggle to explain how man and chimps evolved from a common ancestor when we have Trumps..  Read More
Jul. 21, 2016 12:42 pm
Having little interest in the either the RNC or the DNC conventions, or in their respective Party's (the RNC is DNC light), one still cannot avoid seeing or hearing a bit of this or that - saw a bit of Laura Ingraham (a sweetheart conservative), and a bit of Cruz; saw Laura tell Press: "Do your Job!" and Cruz not endorse Trump... In this writers opinion, Cruz's non-endorsement of Trump helps...  Read More
Jul. 21, 2016 12:39 pm
Although the topics of lying and dishonesty are of particular relevancy in the current election cycle - because Hillary (and her husband Bill) Clinton seem to be inveterate liars - uttering, or reporting, falsehoods as truth, or as factual, may result from faith in another, or because of a misunderstanding facts/terms, or because one is possessed of a particular psychology i.e., disposition of...  Read More
Jul. 20, 2016 11:17 pm
Independence Day 2016, The Death Spiral Of The Republic, "The Chaos Caused Trump" by Ralph Benko The close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 : A lady [one Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia] asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy — A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it. The Founders of what was to become the United States of America...  Read More
Jul. 20, 2016 4:46 pm
One thing is guaranteed: a culture will form in an organization, a department, and a work group. The question is whether the culture helps or hinders the organization’s ability to execute its strategic objectives.” Chatman and Cha Like the social scientist I quote above there is no question in my mind that the development of a culture is inevitable and it is the task of those who aspire to...  Read More
Jul. 20, 2016 2:48 pm
The failure of a final doomed attempt to prevent Donald Trump from securing the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland has brought to a close the first stage of the presidential race: a campaign defined above all by how bad humans are at recognizing and dealing with obvious problems right in front of them. Many of Trump’s foes within the GOP have complained that Donald...  Read More
Jul. 20, 2016 4:09 am
Hacking Google Chrome with the IDD research method led to my A-Z of busted myths . And it even led to a paradigm changing discovery ( Nullius in Verba 2014 ). But "Flaming Nora"! Searching for the origins of that expletive just crashed Google Chrome 1 First result searching the entire 19th century draws a weird complete blank: 2 Second try on the same search parameters returns an...  Read More
Jul. 19, 2016 3:56 pm
By Doug Marman and Alan Rayner (This article has also been published on BestThinking.com: https://www.bestthinking.com/article/display/2677 ) In March 2016, a group of biologists led by Craig Venter announced the creation of ‘independently’ living cells with the smallest genome . Their announcement was hailed as a milestone . The big lesson learned by the biologists is that no one can...  Read More
Jul. 19, 2016 11:20 am
By Doug Marman The New York Times just ran an opinion piece that is a good example about how articles on neuroscience often get the big issues wrong. The author, Alex Rosenberg, isn’t ignorant of the topic. He’s a co-director of the Center for the Social and Philosophical Implications of Neuroscience. In other words, he is fully informed of the science of the brain. So, he clearly has...  Read More
Jul. 18, 2016 5:20 pm
Today’s theme on the opening day of the Republican Nation Convention in Cleveland is “making America safe again.” With the sound of gunfire still ringing in our ears from atrocities in Baton Rouge, Dallas, Minnesota and Orlando, as well as recent horrors in France, Belgium, Turkey, Iraq, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt and many other places, Americans are justified in feeling more than a...  Read More
Jul. 18, 2016 4:06 am
In quest of an outlet to print a couple of documents stored for safe keeping on a 16 GB flash drive, I was advised to make my way to a certain street in the neighbourhood. “You will find a print shop there,” my friend Kimmy told me. Off I went looking for the place. I proceeded up the road she indicated and made a left on to Nguyen Cong Tru Street. I had walked the length of this street since...  Read More
Jul. 16, 2016 11:17 am
(“The natural process of selection”: cited 7 times before 1858) Discovery channels a precocious mind Enquiring into trees A theory of macroevolution he sought For this he’d charge no fees “It’s not enough”, some naturalist says To toil away alone “Discussion is the inclusive way, Now you’ll be made to atone” Seven bold men over time were hidden away Still the citers...  Read More
Jul. 15, 2016 10:41 am
Your organizations has committed to improving your processes, however you have left out a critical part of the equation. No process improvement effort tis going to succeed without the input from a cross-functional team which looks at both the current and future state of the process within the organization. In order for a cross-functional team to be successful there are several ground rules that...  Read More
Jul. 14, 2016 3:26 pm
When Joe Biden was asked about Donald Trump’s claim that he is “the law and order candidate,” the vice president just laughed. And with good reason. It was during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. George Stephanopoulos told Biden that “Donald Trump was out saying he is the law and order candidate. He’s going to make America safe again.” Biden grinned, then laughed. ...  Read More
Jul. 13, 2016 3:01 am
Bad signs for Darwin: 1. Nullius in Verba 2. Darwin's Science Fraud 3. On Knowledge Contamination 4. Other scholars weigh the facts and explain the truth  Read More
Jul. 12, 2016 4:02 pm
A cherished National Rifle Assn. article of faith was shot full of holes during Micah Xavier Johnson’s rampage in Dallas last Thursday evening. After the horrific incident in December 2012 during which Adam Lanza butchered 26 people, including 20 little kids, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the NRA floated a piece of dangerous...  Read More
 
 
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