Are You Lonesome?

The movie, The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner, tells the story of a rebellious teen who uses running as a means to escape a world that he sees as unnecessarily restrictive. Normally, running is an isolated activity. You know from your own experience from just driving around that it’s unusual to see more than one…

Read More

Are You Keeping Your Eye on the Ball?

In a TEDx talk, social psychologist Emily Balcetis discussed some research that she and her team had done in the area of fitness and exercise. They wanted to know why some people found it harder to do than others. Most of us would assume that those who were already in good shape would think it…

Read More

Is Passion Enough?

One of the most overused words in business is the word passion. It seems that everyone has it, but is utterly convinced that no one knows that they do.  This is evidenced by the ubiquity of the word on countless websites and in statements that entrepreneurs make about their attitude towards their work. It reminds…

Read More

Does It Matter If Lessons Are Learned?

It’s altogether too common to hear leaders, whether in companies or governments, try to absolve themselves of the responsibility for something catastrophic by speaking of the lessons that they have learned. Although some humility usually accompanies such admissions, the overall message seems to be that “we didn’t know any better.” Just learning lessons doesn’t solve…

Read More

Demonetization: How to Deal with the Threat to Your Business

In a presentation given in 2017, Peter Diamandis said that nearly everything in the world as we know it today will be demonetized down to its marginal cost. Energy Food Communication Education Healthcare Transportation Water Housing Entertainment Information Insurance Labor These changes are visible already in some areas.   Transportation Depending on where you live,…

Read More