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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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You Don't Get to Define the Small Stuff

How many of you have ever been bitten by an elephant?


How many of you have ever been bitten by a mosquito?


See, it’s the little things that always get you!
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"A Hall of Mirrors" by Robert Stone

It’s a Sixties novel written in unadorned, straight-ahead prose.  The style is in the school of Hemingway, with flavors of Uris and Mailer, Ruark and O’Hara. 162 more words