SOCRATES – THE CLIFF NOTES

I cannot teach people anything; I can only make them think. Socrates SOCRATES – THE CLIFF NOTESOne of the many blessings of my married life is an intelligent spouse with an active mind. For no apparent reason, my wife Anita suggested that we generate a...

THE ROOT CAUSE

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. MenckenI recently had occasion read one of my graduate student’s papers. The assignment was to explore elements of a rather complex topic, and the student had done a thorough and articulate...

“YOU ARE ONLY CHEATING YOURSELF.”

How many of us can recall hearing this message when we were kids? As an elementary school student, I remember being puzzled by this intonation. While I understood the difference between being good or bad, as well as the distinction between honesty and dishonesty, the...

ARE YOU BLINDED BY YOUR BLIND SPOTS?

The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none. Carlyle In 1955, Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham created the heuristic tool, the Johari Window. The purpose of the “window” is for all of us to gain a higher level of self-understanding. The Johari Window has four...

WHAT I LEARNED AT THE MOVIES

I hate getting to the movies on time. Why? Because being on time is actually arriving way too early. It means sitting through interminable numbers of coming attractions while eating most of my popcorn before the show starts. Obviously, I’m a slow learner when it comes...

ARE YOU BINARY?

I hate getting to the movies on time.  Why?  Because being on time is actually arriving way too early.  It means sitting through interminable numbers of coming attractions while eating most of my popcorn before the show starts.  Obviously, I’m a...