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Happy 308th Dr. Samuel Johnson

Happy 308th Dr. Samuel Johnson

If you think your job is boring/difficult/tedious, just be glad you are not tasked with writing a dictionary! Today is the 308th birthday of Samuel Johnson.  Who is that? Well, of course, he is the author of “A Dictionary of the English Language” also sometimes referred to as “Johnson’s Dictionary”.  This publication came into existence on […]

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Podcast: Its ok to be an introvert.

Podcast: Its ok to be an introvert.
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Friday Humor

Friday Humor
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Its ok to be an introvert. Really, it is.

Its ok to be an introvert.  Really, it is.

  “Those who know do not speak.  Those who speak do not know.”   Ok, that quote may be somewhat of an overly-broad generalization, but it got your attention, right?  What do Abraham Lincoln, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Albert Einstein and Dr. Seuss have in common? Among other things, they were all introverts.  You can add to this […]

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honesty in business (TED talk by Alexander Wager)

honesty in business (TED talk by Alexander Wager)

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”      George Washington I enjoy TED talks.  Last evening, I watched a TED talk by Dr. Alexander Wagner titled “What really motivates people to be honest in business.” […]

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Hamilton and Madison, friends turned enemies, and how their Constitutional brilliance protects us today

Hamilton and Madison, friends turned enemies, and how their Constitutional brilliance protects us today

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were once close political allies, who then turned into bitter rivals.  But their wondrous Constitution and the government it formed continues to function quite well today, even amid partisanship and extreme political views.  In truth, the wonder of the Constitution is more apparent more than two centuries after the Federalists […]

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Oakley sunglasses and related life lessons

Oakley sunglasses and related life lessons

I once paid a lot of money for Oakley sunglasses.  At the time, it seemed like a foolish purchase. However, those sunglasses have proven to be perhaps the best investment I have made. There are important life lessons related to my Oakley sunglasses. I never told my wife how much I spent on those sunglasses, so I’m […]

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Friday Humor

Friday Humor

I’m not really a cat person, but this one is ok…

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You have enough time (we all do)

You have enough time (we all do)

We tend to find time (i.e. make time) for things we value. That which we consider important gets our attention (and time), often at the expense of other stuff. I have been doing a lot of business travel lately and in the course of those travels, I was reminded of the resource of TED talks. […]

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The value of knowledge and experience–this applies in all areas of life

The value of knowledge and experience–this applies in all areas of life

Do you and I appreciate the importance of experience and expertise?  In this internet age, it is quite easy for us to believe that Google can make us an expert on just about anything.  While I am as much a fan of Google and other internet resources as the next person, I see quite often the […]

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