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Sep. 24, 2016 10:15 pm
The puppy, Old, went out the door and crossed the patio with an upright, lazy step. He paused at the boundary of the pasture, craned his neck in the direction of the mountain, half-closed his eyes, and sat quietly. He looked at the monotonous Chaco plain with its alternating mountains and fields, fields and mountains, colourless except for the creaminess of the pasture and the blackness of the...  Read More
Sep. 24, 2016 2:39 pm
According to the independent historian John Ashdown-Hill (MBE), and contrary to the apparent modern mythology, not a single employee of Leicester University in England had the slightest thing to do with the actual location in Leicester discovery of Richard III's burial site and skeleton in it in a Leicester city carpark in 2012. But archaeologists associated closely with the university did...  Read More
Sep. 23, 2016 5:55 pm
In a previous column I considered how the coalition that is the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy began to fray after losing the common enemy against which it had united: In 1988, as reported by the LA Times , one of President Gorbachev’s key advisors gave away the game. “Our major secret weapon,” said Georgi Arbatov, director of the Soviet Academy of Sciences’ Institute for U.S and Canada...  Read More
Sep. 23, 2016 9:45 am
The United States as a country is losing its way. Many global businesses are losing their way. The educational system is losing its way. This is not the prelude to some political office campaign. This is a fact of life. We have become accustomed to becoming in essence, a nation of robots. By the nature of this attitude we are condemning our organizations to a period of a lack of innovation and...  Read More
Sep. 21, 2016 9:15 pm
At start of day: 2 radio buttons at time for each of: meditation (2 lucian mantras, 2 green sutras, 2 arem mantras and 2 friendliness sutras) no digestive system pops from practising the sutra yoga (see Medicine ) professor meditation meditation protector currant bun (see Medicine ) also for the following, which also have Nut and bolt and Quantum box /prayer : no...  Read More
Sep. 21, 2016 9:05 pm
Examine 10 minimum 1-pixel images per 250 breasonings per sentence, delegated, to have imagery appear from 250 breasonings. This should be included in the daily regimen.  Read More
Sep. 21, 2016 9:04 pm
Remove mistakes from letters A-G with 250 breasonings in editing/copywriting. This includes 250 breasonings per Nut and bolt and Quantum box /prayer per letter to work. This triggers imagery to be high quality afterwards. This should be included in the daily regimen.  Read More
Sep. 21, 2016 2:56 pm
The Road Map My colleague Brad Federman shared the following thought the other day- Don’t chase people. Be an example. Attract them. Work hard and be yourself. The people who belong in your life will come and stay. Just do your thing. I was pretty struck by the profound elegance of this statement both for individuals and for organizations. I wish I had of heard this before giving...  Read More
Sep. 21, 2016 12:09 pm had a small story (Big headline) and comment from John Legend (A musician whom I had never heard, nor heard of...); Mr. Legend's comments were made regarding Colin Kaepernick's protest of the National Anthem, whereby John Legend asserts a number of things, viz: “My vote is for America the Beautiful. Star spangled banner is a weak song anyway." And this: “For those defending the...  Read More
Sep. 20, 2016 12:14 pm
My book on FairPay was just published . It is part of a series on Service Systems and Innovations in Business and Society , curated by Jim Spohrer and Haluk Demirkan of The International Society of Service Innovation Professionals ( ISSIP ), and published by Business Expert Press (BEP). Some extracts from early praise ( as cited on the book page): Anyone responsible for monetizing...  Read More
Sep. 19, 2016 4:50 pm
How The Soviet Union's Secret Weapon Ultimately Unhinged The GOP Ralph Benko The most enduring cliché of every presidential election is that it is the most important in history. The nominees proclaim this because, for them, this is certainly true. They also hope that it will motivate their base to vote. That said, this time it could be true. America is having a political nervous...  Read More
Sep. 16, 2016 6:46 am
A recent printing (2015) by Wallachia Publications of New York, USA, of Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' contains no documented evidence, as one would expect, of the 5 preceding editions: their publication details are not listed either. 100_3633.jpg AND A recent e-book publication by Collins Classics of The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, also contains no mention of any...  Read More
Sep. 15, 2016 7:45 pm
Commandment #1: Thou shalt become one with the customer/client internally or externally Commandment #2: Thou shalt remember that the customer is the one that pays the bills Commandment #3: Thou shalt become engaged in constant communications to all stakeholders Commandment #4: Thou shalt never stop questioning everything Commandment #5: Thou shalt never end the improvement process because you...  Read More
Sep. 13, 2016 3:31 am
How long before robots are mugged? The latest drive for a techno-enhanced more cost-efficient future promises that one day soon robots will make home deliveries . But are the manufacturers "thinking crime?" If not who pays the costs of the criminal justice system when superhighway robbery takes on a whole new meaning? The tax payers, of course.Why not levy the manufacturers? .  Read More
Sep. 12, 2016 11:37 am
As Comedy has mournfully cried Right-wingers have always lied— Lied about their taxes, To cover their axes— So now to their strumpet they’re tied. As Comedy will gnashingly note The ignorant do go vote For those who just hate ’em — (How they love to bait ’em!)— Now with their very own trumpcoat. As Comedy has tearfully observed, Life is...  Read More
Sep. 12, 2016 8:34 am
Would Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton Make The More Effective Executive? by Ralph Benko French soldiers in Lalain France, in 1794, reported a Rain of Toads. The 2016 presidential race makes one nostalgic for such relative normality. Underneath the media’s current Rain of Toads this election turns on the question of whether Trump or Clinton can better restore the American Dream. Good. ...  Read More
Sep. 11, 2016 12:00 am
NB. One should meditate on working days. Access the Lucianic Meditation, Medicine and Pedagogy courses by asking a friend to brain sacrifice out 5*10 breasoning As to upload each course to the Education system (which is set up with 5*10 breasoning As), then pay him or her a minimum of $0.01 to access the courses, for which he or she will brain sacrifice out 5*10 breasonings to help access...  Read More
Sep. 10, 2016 8:20 am
Either pray for or dot on a radio button (0.01x0.01x0.005 m) for the Nut and bolt and Quantum box /prayer to turn off workload the from all employees including you below you, the work from all academic departments, lecturing, assessing, collecting comments, listening to lectures each day to enjoy the peace of doing your job. In addition, turn off: Family As Writing by...  Read More
Sep. 9, 2016 11:01 am
In this final installment in this four part series we have reached the step, which the TLS Continuum looks at the Six Sigma segment of the process. We have to this point looked at the problem, developed our metrics and the voice of the customer, and introduced potential solutions to the organization and the stakeholders. In this final stage we now roll out the solution to the entire organization...  Read More
Sep. 9, 2016 5:04 am
The orignal mystery solving discovery that the cultural influence for Lewis Carroll's Humpty Dumpty egg wall-loving character is Punchinello - a malevolent, dishonest clown - was first published here on Best Thinking. That got me thinking today about Donald Trump, post-truth politics - and his love for walls. So #justasupposin the contemporary problem of post-truth politics:  Read More
Sep. 8, 2016 2:43 pm
Are You Providing Value? I am a pretty big fan of James Altucher. If you haven’t read any of his stuff you might want to check him out on LinkedIn or Fortune Magazine or any of the other places that he publishes or his podcasts. He is sometimes irreverent and always self- deprecating. He talks about his successes, but mostly about his failures. He says things that a lot of people might find...  Read More
Sep. 8, 2016 10:25 am
The Elements of Value , a new HBR article from Bain consultants, provides an excellent structure for measuring value in consumer markets. FairPay provides an adaptive process for managing customer journeys that center on value. These ideas can be applied in combination to drive loyalty loops around value, in order to increase Customer Lifetime Value. Some interesting quotes from the article: ...  Read More
Sep. 7, 2016 2:01 am
Vouchers and charter schools are prominent means by which education reform groups attempt to promote parental choice in education. According to a research brief by the Rand Corporation, vouchers are publicly funded scholarships that students may use for private-school tuition. Charter schools are schools of choice that are funded with public money, but operate autonomously, outside of the...  Read More
Sep. 6, 2016 12:52 pm
Singing my way to the top of the island, Maddened by what I knew lay ahead, My brain charged, a pylon Of human electricity not dead.  Read More
Sep. 6, 2016 9:40 am
God Bless America: Donald Trump, Presbyterian, Vs. Hillary Clinton, Methodist By Ralph Benko Too little noted, Protestant America has managed to nominate two Protestant candidates for president. As Clausewitz famously observed , “war is simply a continuation of political intercourse, with the addition of other means.” My corollary, from which most Americans might prefer to avert their eyes:...  Read More
Sep. 5, 2016 8:44 pm
All pre-breasoned breasonings : Either pray for or dot on a radio button (0.01x0.01x0.005 m) for the Nut and bolt and Quantum box /prayer for Preventing Headache in Business (Business is more through in preventing headaches) - 2 (for you and lecturer)*9*10+80 br on free love per song, encouragement or topic (second 2 make it look like an X, meaning it is G rated) - 2 (for you and...  Read More
Sep. 5, 2016 9:06 am
Twitter is a wonderful tool. Over the weekend my colleague Dr Andrew Wilson used it to ask if I could help him determine the earliest discoverable to date (September 2016) published use of the phrase " political honeymoon ". The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has no entry for this phrase. Using the Google Chrome IDD method (explained in an easy guide in my book Nullius ) reveals the...  Read More
Sep. 5, 2016 7:54 am
In answer to my colleague Roger Hopkins Burke's request today about the earliest known use of the term "social housing". We can now know that the first known published use of the term "social housing" dates back at least as far as 1913. Once again the Internet Date Detection (IDD) method beats the etymological experts in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). This time by 15 years on the...  Read More
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