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The #Future Arrives at Dawn

From the moment you knock off work until the light of the next morning, countless millions of people have spent your evening hours and sleep time aggressively changing everything about your world.  Every night, night after night. Every dawn brings much more than a new day.  As you arrive at work, processes have changed, new … Continue reading

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The Tragic Story Behind the Semmelweis Effect

Science and medicine are often entwined in politics and ego, but the most dramatic example was the life of Ignaz Semmelweis, an Austrian physician in the 1840s.  His simple observation and analysis saved hundreds of children — but prejudice and tradition overshadowed his discovery and countless thousands died. Semmelweis was an obstetrician who observed that … Continue reading

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Purpose, Work, Authenticity and Satisfaction

A recent Gallup study shows that a significant number of Americans are very dissatisfied with their job. The 2013 State of the American Workplace Report 2013 shows 30 percent of employees are engaged and inspired at work. Gallup surveyed more than 150,000 full- and part-time workers during 2012. That’s up from 28 percent in 2010. … Continue reading

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Six Reasons Why Everything Is So Damn Hard

Life seems so complicated, so challenging, so competitive today. Too fast. Too furious. And, frankly, it is. As we stumble towards Singularity, much evolves and with evolution comes rapid technology transitions, societal upheavals, climate change, political unrest, economic uncertainty, career anxiety and a tremendous amount of apathy. All this contributes to friction. In physics, it … Continue reading

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The Eve of Disruption

It was 69 years ago today.  The largest single military armada in history departed England for the shores of France.  The Allied military coalition, unprecedented in the annals of recorded history, initiated the catalytic punch that would ultimately bring Nazi Germany to an end. The Soviets were pushing the Nazis hard and making great strides in … Continue reading

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Behold, the Birth of the Nano-Gens

I’ve been re-reading OUTLIERS, Malcolm Gladwell’s insightful book on what makes some successful. Specifically, I am focused on the chapter about Bill Joy.  Bill is the quiet genius, the computer wizard who almost solely masterminded UNIX.  His cerebral fingerprints are inside all computers.  He twisted the coils of DNA of the Internet. Today, Joy is … Continue reading

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How #MarchMadness Teaches us All to Be #Resilient

My wife is from Syracuse. That means only one thing around the first days of Spring: Madness. March Madn ess. I never was much for basketball. Baseball was the dominant pastime in my hometown in St. Louis. Spring training was the first indicator that the human race had survived the winter and there was hope … Continue reading