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Commander's Intent: Living Out the Most Important Part of Life

I’m in the middle of a vacation where I’m spending most of the time on an Air Force base, visiting with my son and his family. 298 more words



Maybe we innately know what “existential” means and have even lived it, and can recognize its flavor and themes in works of fiction. Yet it’s not easy to have an on-the-ready, cogent definition. 431 more words


Process Practice: Do You "Get" It?

An exceptional concept depends on good process as well as pure inspiration.

One of my favorite shows at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is Mickey’s PhilharMagic.

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Booknotes: From "The Objectivist Forum": Volume One

Highlights from selected articles.

From Edwin A. Locke’s “Behaviorism and Psychoanalysis: Two Sides of the Same Coin”:

B.F. Skinner’s Behaviorism & Freud’s Psychoanalysis dominate the field of psychology, showing remarkable differences on the surface, but striking similarities in their fundamentals. 153 more words


It's Not Personal, It's Just Business

Quite simply, here’s the problem with  “It’s not personal, it’s just business”: if there isn’t someone who is taking it personally, there’s no need for the statement in the first place.    

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Carver's "What We Talk About" Stories

It’s superstitious but for fear of disappointment I don’t want to read another Carver collection. This one, which I like to re-read every year, is totally satisfying.   208 more words


Too Much Brainstorming Will Only Leave You All Wet

The conventional wisdom that innovation can be institutionalized or done in a formal group is simply wrong. – Debra Kaye, Red Thread Thinking

According to author Debra Kaye in…

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