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The basis for our success is often is the underpinning of our ultimate failure. This is true for our behavior as well as our biology. As humans our greatest strength is our brains. They are truly unique in the animal kingdom. We process and analyze tremendous amounts...

A Bad Deal

Ray and Tom were in their thirties when they decided to start a business as partners. You probably know them or someone just like them.Ray was diligent, organized, methodical, hard working and extremely practical. He had paid his dues working his way up to the GM’s...

Evolution

We’re the one species in charge of our own evolution.   Each of us has the unique ability to look at changing circumstances and predict future realities.  We can change our thinking and behavior by force of will.  Oddly as uniquely human and special as this trait is...

Superpower

I have found there are three kinds of people. Over 90% of us fall in the first group. The first group is people who don’t recognize they have a superpower. The second group, about 9%, has a superpower and uses their power for purely personal goals. The third group,...

A Crisis of Will

I am frequently surprised at how people and institutions deal with recurring problems. They focus on curing the effect of issues without analyzing or fixing the root cause. My friend Neil Witmer tells a great story. “A man once took his son fishing. They had just...

When Nothing is Something

We’re talking about Pam the perfect cooking spray for my diet. Read the label, No fat, No Calories, No Problem! The only issue is the label was deceptive. The suggested serving is 1/3 second spray  (Try spraying 1/ 3 of a second at home). If a company makes the...