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We Create Our Own Traps

I’m fat because I eat. I eat because I’m alone. I’m alone because I’m fat. (Image from www.PostSecrets.com) It is easy to critique the follies of others: The circular logic of this postcard seems easy to…

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Stop the presses: Zoning is the answer to childhood obesity! “Ninth graders whose schools are within a block of a fast-food outlet are more likely…

PopCap: 5% Truth, 95% BS

(A Populist Capitalist Blog)  We can always find ways to justify the junket we want to take, the perk of which we are most fond.…

True Colors

“An entrepreneur shows his true colors in a period of crisis, not in a period when everybody is having success.”  — Giorgio Armani, New York…

Starting With Why: Sharing Intent vs. Instruction

“When you explain to people what you are trying to do, as opposed to just making demands or delegating tasks, you can build instant trust.”…

Beware the “All Hat, No Cattle” Leader

As Wall Street and finance bigwigs continue to insist that they deserve over-the-top compensation in spite of all evidence to the contrary (yes, we really…

Privacy is an Illusion

A Canadian filmmaker who is blind in one eye announced plans to have a mini-camera installed in his prosthetic eye in order to make documentaries…

Learning to Love It

A lot of the “secret” of success in life is learning to love what we need to be good at so we can achieve our…

Sources of Lasting Satisfaction

When I was growing up in Gainesville in the 1960s, my father taught civil engineering at the University of Florida. The department sponsored an annual…

“Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions”

“Blunder: Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions,” by Zachary Shore. Shore is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. In “Blunder”…

“Pregnant with Myself”

“Pregnant with myself.” Now that’s an evocative phrase. Ran across it in Jane Fonda’s 2005 autobiography (“My Life So Far,” Random House) where she writes…

PopCap: Massive Failure of Morality and Regulation, Not Capitalism

(A Populist Capitalist Blog)  The current economic crisis is the result of a massive failure of morality and regulation, not a blanket indictment of capitalism…

It’s RESULTS That Count

A recent New York Times article (see below) dealt with college students’ expectations that they should be rewarded with grades based upon their effort, rather…

“The Meaning of Any Message…”

“The meaning of any message is the response you receive.” Huh? What does that mean? “The meaning of any message is the response you receive”…

Pay Attention to What You Remember

More than 45 years ago(!), I spent a summer traveling America on a 1969 BMW R-50 touring motorcycle. R-50 stood for 500 cc, which is…

Toilet Paper as a Moral Choice?

Who would have thought it? We live in such a complex world, every choice has ramifications. That soft, smooth toilet paper we Americans seem to…

PopCap: Big Brother Is Watching

(A Populist Capitalist Civil Liberties Blog)  George Orwell was right about the growth of totalitarianism and the love of government for surveillance and intrusion into the…

Pre-Investing in the Next Mountain Top

 “Son, you be sure to set your goals so high that you can’t possibly accomplish them in one lifetime. That way you will always have…

Pre-Positioning

Racquetball has been my exercise passion ever since I took it up in my early twenties on concrete three-wall courts on the University of Florida…

Ten Year’s Experience…or One Year’s Experience 10 times?

One of the most fun things about life is learning. Many people choose to take active advantage of the myriad learning opportunities life offers. In…

The Headline You Will Never See

The headline you will never see “is ‘The market was down 110 points, a random fluctuation in a very complex system.’” (Eric Schurenberg, former managing…