Striking At the Root of Our Problems

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The other night, my little brother admitted struggling in his Literature classes (not atypical for a boy). My eyes flashed at the first sign of trouble. Any time there’s a threat to my brother bear, the grizzly in me starts … Continued

Good Governance: Finding the Right Balance of Subjectivity and Objectivity

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Religions all over the world constitute what we call belief systems. The freedom to believe whatever you want is both a right and a privilege of living in a free society. That’s a good thing. Consider, however, that if you … Continued

Maximizing Human Capital

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People are assets, useful and valuable stores of experience, qualities, knowledge, perspectives… Why are they useful, Heather? What makes them so valuable? Well, WE are each one-of-a-kind, which makes every single one of us precious. Your mom wasn’t kidding. But, … Continued

Step Back, Make Progress

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There are so many new-fangled ways to think about our world, all kinds of theories about how to innovate, inforgraphics & how-to manuals for success… people have taken ideas & expounded, extrapolated, & extended their applications to fit the times … Continued

“Anti-Bias” training? Is there worse nomenclature, not to mention approach?

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I’m troubled by NPR’s recent article describing the bias training Starbucks is undertaking. In it, Yuki Noguchi writes: Eliminating bias would require people to become completely self-aware and objective about their own thoughts, and [the consultant] says no one’s found … Continued