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Can You Handle It For Now?

A friend of mine was a college athlete. At times his levels of exertion and exhaustion were so great he could be in intense physical pain. At times the pain was so great he thought…

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Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique is a method of re-educating and connecting with your body based on principles formulated by F. Matthias Alexander between 1890 and 1900. Popular…

“10-10-10”

What, pray tell, does “10-10-10” stand for? “10-10-10” is the title of Suzy Welch’s (Jack Welch’s wife, he of G.E. fame) new book: “10-10-10: 10…

Want to Add Years to Your Life? Happy Years?

I have the secret. The fountain of youth. Or at least the secret of a longer life, a happier longer life! What is the cost…

PopCap: Prosperity: The Solution to Global Warming?

(A populist capitalist blog)  Intuitively, many people feel that for the environment, simpler is better. And from there it is a relatively short leap to…

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: Part 2

To make good decisions it helps to start with complete, solid data. In other words, reality. However, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but…

The Virtues of Soft Power

One recent dawn I walked along the beach of Green Turtle Cay on the Abaco Sea. In between watching the clouds as they heralded the…

“That’s what calculators are for…” NOT!

Macy’s CEO, Terry J. Lundgren, was quoted recently in the New York Times saying the most recent business school graduates are weak in math. In…

What do you expect of yourself?

What do you expect of yourself? What do you believe about you? Do you believe in yourself? Do you expect great things of yourself? How…

PopCap: Good Samaritan?

(A Populist Capitalist Blog)  A New York City judge ruled March 31, 2009, that city subway employees have no duty to assist passengers being raped.…

“The Untethered Soul”

I’m currently enjoying a book called “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself,” by Michael A. Singer. An early chapter is titled “Your Inner Roommate,”…

Beware the Middleman: ~ $800 Million For Doing Nada

I’ve never been fond of “middlemen.” I prefer as direct and efficient a chain of connection and distribution as possible. Each point, person, or entity…

The Power of a List

I’ve always been a big proponent of written goals and lists to drive you toward achieving your goals. I recently ran across an article (Rockets.com,…

The Edge

How do you measure greatness? How do you get an edge? In many fields of endeavor the low-hanging fruit, the fruit in sight, has long…

PopCap: Too Big to Fail = Failure of Anti-Trust Legislation

(A Populist Capitalist Blog) With all the bailouts, as Congress and the Administration attempt to keep the economy from sinking, the good news is that…

The Opposite of Love

The opposite of love is not hate but indifference. Of no importance, concern, or interest. Not caring, not willing to make an effort. Love is…

The Encourage vs. Correct Continuum

My father was an engineer. I was taught early in life that if something broke, we were to take it apart, break it down into…

“The Tallest Building He Could Find”

Occasionally I read the New York Times obituaries. Reading summaries of people’s lives reminds me of the truly important things in life and to stay…

PopCap: Hidden Persuaders

(A Populist Capitalist Blog)  Call me old fashioned, but I like to know when I’m being sold, when I’m being manipulated. I like disclosure and…

Sometimes All Is Not As It Seems

Fortune magazine cover: “The 100 Best Companies To Work For” One assumes that the list splashed across the cover was complied by Fortune’s staff, its…

Triple Win: Beating Obesity, Traffic, AND Global Warming?

What if I presented a plan to you that could fight obesity, increase physical fitness, reduce traffic congestion, AND combat global warming? All at once?…