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May 25, 2016 11:42 am
I recently ran across a great article on Inc.com titled " 100 Essential Questions That Will Change Your Career Path (for the Better) " listing a series of probing career assessment questions. The article provides a fantastic set of questions, and reading through the list I decided to expand on what I believe are the 12 most crucial questions from the article and how these questions can be used...  Read More
May 25, 2016 11:33 am
A visiting priest brought a gang of Matthew Kelly's book: Rediscover Jesus (Matthew Kelly is according to Our Sunday Visitor advertisement - a popular Catholic author, it looks like he may have as many as 10 or more books, and speaker...) to Church on Sunday, and invited each parishioner to take and read a copy. My sister-in-law handed me a copy (One of my sons likes Kelly, and although I had...  Read More
May 25, 2016 3:35 am
Patrick Matthew and the 100 Per Cent Proven Facts of Darwin's Plagiarism in the News: 1. The Daily Telegraph 2014 2. Scottish Daily Mail 2014 3.The Courier March 15th 2016 4.The Courier 19th March 2016 5. The Courier 22nd March 2016 6. The Scotsman 2016 7. The Nottingham Post 2016 8. Five Thirty Eight 2016 9. Sputnik ( France) 2016 10. Sputnik ...  Read More
May 24, 2016 3:02 pm
I remember being trained as a manager all those years ago and reflecting that much of what was provided as leadership were things we do to people rather than with people. I explored this at some length in my first book, Managing Whole People, and since then it seems like our awareness if not our practices have changed as we have begun to recognize the billions in opportunity costs we are...  Read More
May 24, 2016 3:23 am
Cities across the country are grappling with homelessness, and several West Coast cities have declared states of emergency, including Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland. In addition, Hawaii has declared a statewide emergency. Back east, cities such as Washington, D.C. and New York are also struggling with the problem. In Los Angeles County, with an astounding 47,000 homeless people on the streets...  Read More
May 23, 2016 11:15 am
How Donald Trump Beat Ted Cruz What happened in Indiana did not stay in Indiana. Presidential campaigns are a genre of nonfiction. Here is how Donald Trump beat Ted Cruz in Indiana and became the GOP nominee. To appropriate the words of editorial titan Sean Coyne, it was a Big Idea. Trump’s Big Idea: Make America Great Again! Doubling down, Trump declared in his recent first major...  Read More
May 22, 2016 11:41 am
Reaching our goals in life takes time and energy. There is no such thing as instant – or easy – success. But on the road to success, we can find motivation and inspiration that allow us to enjoy a little success every day. Leveraging a few popular quotes on success, here are 5 ways we can all succeed today. "If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission." If you want to...  Read More
May 20, 2016 10:12 am
In life, you are either a passenger or a pilot. Choices will be made in your life, and they will either be made for you or by you. This is a really simple concept for each of us to understand, and it applies to not just life in general but to our career, as well. If your career path is littered with decisions others have made for you, or your career options are dictated by terms not under your...  Read More
May 19, 2016 4:37 pm
Way back, in 2013, I found this site and set up an account, trusting myself to be ready to hand over some pieces for review, commentary, community building. Life does these things: other efforts got in the way. I ended up posting a few items and then left it unattended. I am now getting ready to make a pretty complete transition from writing nonprofit grants, narratives, even advocacy program...  Read More
May 18, 2016 3:25 pm
The Republican Party is in disarray over the near certainty that Donald J. Trump will be their presidential nominee. With his asymmetric warfare during the primaries, the New York real estate salesman has alienated, insulted and wounded huge swaths of the GOP, including the stuffy establishment, which still seems to be reeling in a state of profound shock. Trump has summoned hateful, racist,...  Read More
May 18, 2016 2:19 pm
A number of self-proclaimed "conservatives" e.g., Bill Kristol (editor of The Weekly Standard magazine), Rich Lowry (editor of Bill Buckley's National Review; and a syndicated columnist), George Will (Fox News Commentator and syndicated columnist), Steve Hayes (Columnist for the Weekly Standard, and Fox News commentator), Charles Krauthammer (Syndicated columnist, and Fox News commentator), Glenn...  Read More
May 18, 2016 11:12 am
Back onto the subject of "astroturfing " - which is systematically orchestrated fake grass roots responses to facts, of the kind c urrently being perpetrated by Wikipedia editors - I think I've spotted another example. The new case in question is a website that claims to be offering a free (hacked) copy of my e-book "Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret" I think the gleeful "look...  Read More
May 18, 2016 11:10 am
Trumped-up Bern Consider: The children and grandchildren of the men and women who gave their lives to defeat Fascism in Europe 70 years ago are about to “elect” a Fascist dictator to the presidency of their homeland. As has been said, those who cannot remember history are condemned to repeat it. Moreover, a so-called progressive (actually, as is becoming clearer and clearer, an egomaniac) is...  Read More
May 17, 2016 4:25 am
Possibly the most #ironic thing in the history of the world is also about iron. Just how ironic is that? HealthWatch I am most delighted that the esteemed HealthWatch organisation, which is an independent charity for science and integrity in medicine, invited me to write an article on the myth that was f irst bust here on BestThinking , and has since been read by over 50,000 people. ...  Read More
May 15, 2016 11:43 am
For Americans, Peace Trumps War by Ralph Benko Presidential politics, big picture, is mainly about two things: prosperity and peace, a/k/a national security. On the prosperity side Donald Trump is beginning to attract unexpected mainstream praise for the economic, specifically monetary, policy element of his prosperity agenda. Matt O’Brien, at the Washington Post , writes On this...  Read More
May 13, 2016 2:25 pm
A vast belt of boreal forest, also called taiga , blankets subarctic North America and Eurasia. It consists mainly of coniferous trees such as spruce, pine, fir and larch, and reaches far enough south to touch the northeastern quadrant of my native state of Minnesota. There we generally call it the Northwoods. Boreal forest can also be found in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, parts of Upstate...  Read More
May 12, 2016 12:03 pm
I've recently returned to writing after a few years of semi-retirement as a blogger. Careers, freelancing, and small business topics have always been my passion because that's what I do for a living and I thoroughly enjoy my work. I write about these topics because I have years of experience in the subject matter and feel I can add value to the discussion. In writing, just as in your career,...  Read More
May 12, 2016 11:10 am
Saw a story from the 5 May 2106 New York Post, posted on Breitbart.com that Barry Diller* claims that Donald Trump is: “evil.” It seems that Diller - An accomplished media executive that started Fox & USA Networks - thinks calling another names is evil... You wonder what Diller would think of some of the caricaturists which tend to do the same when they "take pen in hand?" So name calling is...  Read More
May 12, 2016 7:22 am
Heavenly moments, if not entire days, are present in many of the films of the American writer and director Terrence Malick. Even the carnage wrought by the rampaging young lovers in his 1973 debut feature Badlands (1973) is interrupted now and again by carefree intervals. Can't say it hasn't been a ball , or words to that effect, says Kit into a Dictaphone as the end for the fugitive couple...  Read More
May 11, 2016 7:47 am
Please Note: This blog post may or may not be a parody; depending on " what planet you are on ". 'One of the best ways to ensure the success of your syndicated content and ebooks is to quickly raise your visibility. The dirty little secret of modern publishing is that books don't sell, authors sell. This is especially true in the digital world where the chaos of millions of titles and...  Read More
May 10, 2016 2:16 pm
The Question is: "What is to keep sociologists/social-scientists from doing as suggested below?" Let us - for the sake of argument - suppose that the Catholic Church in the United States sometime back in the 1960's (post-Vatican II), the 1970's or 1980's began to consult pollsters so as to "enhance the experience of the Catholic Mass;" such polling would likely seem reasonable to the...  Read More
May 10, 2016 12:40 pm
Sloth – if defined as defined by this blog's author, as: “an inattentiveness to that which one ought to attend” - is a sin (note: we are conscious of having not defined "sin" and all that the concept presupposes...), then to be a sin, it must be required of the sinner to have concerned themselves with something which he/she has neglected, and that the act of neglect is wherein lies the sin! Now,...  Read More
May 10, 2016 4:01 am
Here on Best Thinking I have blogged several times on how corrupt Wikipedia is facilitating the deletion of significant facts in order to pursue a pseudo scientific propaganda-driven Darwin deification agenda at the expense of the independently verifiable disconfirming historical facts. To date, these Wikipedia-Agenda-Editor-Clowns immediately delete any fully referenced - even scientific...  Read More
May 10, 2016 2:56 am
Sometimes you wonder why we in the U.S. support the religious extremists in Saudi Arabia and not the ones in Iran. They both have oil, and they both foment extremism and both probably support terrorism around the world. We know that Iran supports terrorism, and the Saudis finance madrasas, or schools, in countries such as Pakistan. These schools sow and cultivate hatred, inciting extremists...  Read More
May 8, 2016 9:18 pm
One of the career concepts that I truly believe and share often is that success is in your hands. There is no luck, fate, or karma involved. You become successful because you decide to be and dedicate your time and energy to making it happen. From all of my years of career experience, I have learned that there are key ideas and actions you can take to make your career more successful. ...  Read More
 
 
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