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Garbage In, Garbage Out

The amount of blind faith people put in computer models (and in “experts”) never ceases to amaze me. Personally, I’m from Missouri. Show me. Prove…

Economic Democracy

Somewhere out there is the concept that profit is a bad thing, that profit involves ripping people off, which certainly can happen. I’m proud of…

A prophet is not without honor…

“A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.” This bible verse (Matthew 13:57, King James version) reminds…

Today is a New Day…

“Today is a new day and I am a new Nathan, totally free to make new choices.” This is one of my daily affirmations. It…

A Father’s Legacy

At age 55, I have my first child, a son. He will be 10 months old on Christmas Eve and his presence is a wonderful…

Communication and Customer Service

A friend of mine went to the local mall recently and in order to get into the building, she had to make her way through…

Simple Truths

Life is really pretty simple. Not easy, but simple… How do you lose weight? – East less – Exercise more How do you get ahead…

Less Past, More Future

“Less past, more future.” Great thought. Powerful phrase! To me it means focusing on creating a meaningful future, with less energy spent on regret or…

Caring Effectively

Distinguishing Between Efforts and Results “Who cares?” screamed the newspaper headline, the body of the article detailing alleged deficiencies in our child care system. I…

Every Yes is a No

Most of us are limited in some respect, often by time, money, or energy. This is true for organizations as well as individuals. It is…

Duh! “House Panel Finds Conflict in Executive Pay Consulting”

A recent study by a Congressional panel found conflicts of interest abounded in the executive pay consulting field (Reported in The New York Times, 12/6/07).…

Monopoly: The Natural Goal of Every Business

The natural goal of every business is monopoly. Why? Because the goal of every business is profit and the way to maximize profit is to…

Budgets: An Exercise in Illusion

A sage once said, “the most common miscommunication is the illusion that it occurred.” Often we have not communicated as clearly as we think we…