Are YOU wired for fairness?

Before you answer or mull it over, take 2.75 minutes and watch the video below (audio needed). If 2.75 minutes is too much, watch 1 minute starting 1:19 minutes into it. It is well worth that minute of watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meiU6TxysCg After looking at the wide spectrum of human behavior, and the great discussion that ended … Continue reading Are YOU wired for fairness?

Where do you stand on the Rotten-meter?

You know the saying “you’re the apple of my eye”, meaning cherished above all? And you probably know the phrase “he’s rotten to the core”, meaning entirely bad? Those are the two extremes: They indicate the two extremes of possible human behavior that we have outlined using two quotes: In our discussion of funny return … Continue reading Where do you stand on the Rotten-meter?

Looking for Guidelines to make 2020 a year to remember?

The beginning of the year is wasted making resolutions. Instead, we’re looking at establishing not quite rules, but guidelines. “The code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules,” is but one of the precious quotes from Pirates of the Caribbean. And so these are going to be more of “guidelines” rather than actual … Continue reading Looking for Guidelines to make 2020 a year to remember?

Thanksgiving Edition: Top 5 Inventors who gifted their inventions to humanity

We tend to think about things we are grateful for around Thanksgiving time. Mostly it’s the small things that seem to surface, small but important. In this post, we’re emphasizing the heroes that have essentially given away their inventions to humanity as a gift, knowing what monumental positive impact they can have on us. Here … Continue reading Thanksgiving Edition: Top 5 Inventors who gifted their inventions to humanity

Top 3 on Travel: the beginning of There and Back Again

Plans that are not set in stone, giving us the flexibility to discover hidden gems. It’s the journey, the experience, more so than the destination. *This quote is often (mis?)attributed to Mark Twain but QI tells us it is likely by H. Jackson Brown. These three quotes are part of our code, or rather, guidelines, … Continue reading Top 3 on Travel: the beginning of There and Back Again

List of top everyday things that originated in … Say What?!

We expect our commonplace customs and sayings to come to us from ancient bards’ compositions, from the wisdom of scientists who had apples fall on their heads, from the inspiring philosophies of statespeople who saved the world.  It turns out that many every-day “things” came to us from … ad campaigns.  Say what?!   Let’s start … Continue reading List of top everyday things that originated in … Say What?!

When is less… less, not more? Or, Why do we seek consensus?

Forestwood asked a very thought-provoking question: why do we seek consensus?   Merriam-Webster defines a consensus to be a “general agreement”.  Sounds benign. Perhaps like the right thing to do. But following many (many) years in a large corporation, I agree with the following definition of consensus: The image behind the quote is that of … Continue reading When is less… less, not more? Or, Why do we seek consensus?

How do you know when TOO much is TOO much?

After poking fun with 3 simple quotes, at the nay-sayers, the ones who prefer the status quo, who don't want to risk what they already have, the opposite question naturally comes up. When is it TOO much risk? The best answer I heard of how do you know when you cross the line is as … Continue reading How do you know when TOO much is TOO much?

What’s (Im)possible? Unleash the Inner Quote Kraken!

A thought provoking post of quotes on thinking unleased my inner quote-kraken, and reminded me of a bunch of (now) funny (?) quotes used to (try to) kill new ideas.  Like the focus group video below --- I won’t destroy the punchline with a long description, it’s less than two minutes, worth the watch, audio … Continue reading What’s (Im)possible? Unleash the Inner Quote Kraken!