Archive for September, 2007

Passage of Time

Friday, September 28th, 2007

One problem with the linear passage of time is that you don’t have an opportunity to revisit alternative possibilities. So, for example, had we not gone to Vietnam, where would we be with respect to Southeast Asia today? Had we in fact attacked Russia, rather than simply fighting the cold wars we did, what would [...]

Play the Game

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

As I looked at his name I remember that day in the office back many years ago (something like 1987). We were talking about what he’s planning on doing. He said he would just simply leave his current employer and take several clients with him. But it was done with such an incredible smugness, smile, [...]

Fragments

Monday, September 24th, 2007

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Heb.11:1, NIV Original writing date: August 13, 2007

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Friday, September 21st, 2007

Looking for redemption in all the wrong places. Original writing date: May 23, 2006

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

If the universe were completely symmetrical where both matter and antimatter were in equal parts, there would be no matter, it would be all pure energy. Conversely, if pure energy becomes asymmetrical, matter is formed. Original writing date: July 3, 2006

Selling and Telling

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Selling and Telling are two different things. When I sell, I have an agenda. When I tell, I don’t. Selling doesn’t respect who you are as a person. Telling respects who you are as a person, but almost invariably delays the response. If I sell, I get immediate gratification. If I tell, I delay immediate [...]

Fragment

Friday, September 14th, 2007

When you buy a boat, make sure it has an anchor. Original writing date: July 10, 2006

Fragments

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Poise and power are inseparable. Original writing date: August 30, 2007 Professor Howard Gardner’s five sets of cognitive capabilities for future leaders: first, the disciplined mind; second, the synthesizing mind; third, the creating mind; fourth, the respectful mind; and fifth, the ethical mind. Original writing date: August 6, 2007

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Monday, September 10th, 2007

Heuristic: A mental shortcut that enables efficient and quick judgments. Original writing date: August 6, 2007

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Friday, September 7th, 2007

In a sense, we have two world views. The first world view is that science is the only route to truth, which is called scientism. Scientism leads to a world view known as scientific naturalism, which is the view that since science can only talk about nature, nature is all there is. Of course, the [...]