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Impediments To Success

It seems to me…. “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” ~ Denis Waitley[1]. The “Horatio Alger myth” is based on … Continue reading

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What Both Political Parties Get Wrong

It seems to me…. “Political conflicts distort and disturb a people’s sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency. What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of wellbeing.” ~ John Grierson[1]. Neither conservative … Continue reading

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Technology and Transparency

It seems to me…. “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” ~ Peter Drucker. Advances in communications technology have significantly transformed the way we live many times in the past and currently are doing so once … Continue reading

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Non-Private Privacy

It seems to me… “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.”  ~ John Perry Barlow. There are unfortunate parallels between some of what we see in U.S. society … Continue reading

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