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Bad Things Happen

By | June 4th, 2020|Life, Thinking Differently|

Bad things happen. Bad things have always happened. So have good things. Bad things have always gotten more notice and attention than good things. This [...]

With a little effort…

By | May 19th, 2020|Competence, Leadership, Thinking Differently|

As I remember it, only a few weeks ago we were ALL focused on understanding, containing, stopping, beating, or otherwise thwarting a potential pandemic of [...]

Are you ever stupid?

By | January 31st, 2020|Competence, Thinking Differently|

Are you ever stupid? Well, I am, sometimes. Unfortunately, being stupid is easier these days than ever before. But before I get into that, let’s [...]

Ideas are cheap

By | January 8th, 2020|Life, Thinking Differently|

Anyone can have thoughts and come up with ideas. They are both free and plentiful. How do I know? How many notebooks, file folders, WORD [...]

Why do hard things?

By | September 24th, 2019|Character, Competence, Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

Rice University Football Stadium, September 12, 1962 - President John F. Kennedy put the United States and the rest of the world on notice. The [...]

Surviving The Red Queen Effect

By | September 12th, 2019|Strategy, Thinking Differently|

Evolutionary biologist Leigh van Valen (1973), used the Red Queen as a metaphor for his evolutionary principle that regardless of how well a species adapts [...]

What’s new in your new year?

By | January 7th, 2019|Life, Thinking Differently|

January 1 is a marker for new beginnings, an opportunity for a reset, or a clean palette upon which to write or draw the next lines of our future.

Criticism – can you take it?

By | May 1st, 2018|Communication, Competence, Thinking Differently|

The British monarchy is known as a bit stuffy, centuries-old institution that is much revered by the British people. It was almost beyond criticism. But [...]

A shortcut isn’t and quick fixes aren’t and don’t

By | August 10th, 2016|Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

Dr. Louis Binstock once said, “Too often the shortcut, the line of least resistance, is responsible for evanescent and unsatisfactory success.” Allow me to translate: [...]

Sometimes we must do what is required

By | June 21st, 2016|Competence, Thinking Differently|

You know that place: that point where you “stay the course” because turning back simply can’t be done (physically impossible), it’s expensive (prohibitively so), or [...]

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