Category Archives: Improvement

A Long Story in Ten Words

There’s a lot to notice and think about here. It’s 1908 and someone in Oxford, England thinks it worth the high cost to send a cryptic message to Connecticut using the fastest and most expensive mode of communication available.   This … Continue reading

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You Can Grow Up to Be President!

Yes, kids it’s true!  If you work very hard and become the very best at the special skills the job requires, you have a very good chance of becoming President someday! And the best part is, there are only two … Continue reading

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Eating the Way Lobbyists Want You to Eat

Whenever I spot a fat person, here are some of the things I do NOT think: That person eats way too much. That person needs to exercise. That person has no self control. That person is lazy. Here’s what I … Continue reading

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Parasites Celebrating Themselves

Apparently this has been “Public Service Recognition Week,” a celebration for amoral, incompetent, self-congratulatory parasites who prey on productive people by “working” in government make-work jobs. Saturday Night Live lampooned these parasites in a skit that would be funnier to … Continue reading

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Anger

You have probably heard of Dale Carnegie’s book,  How to Win Friends & Influence People.  If you have not read it, you are leaving money on the table.  Your career and interpersonal relationships can be dramatically improved by practicing the  … Continue reading

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Talent

One of the most inspirational books I’ve read is The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. It’s basic theme is that almost anybody can build any particular skill to a world-class level.  All you have to do … Continue reading

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Rules and Child Abuse

Some people enjoy making rules.   Some people enjoy enforcing rules.  Some people enjoy obeying rules that other people  create. I suspect all three types of people were emotionally abused in childhood.  I believe their compulsive rule-making, rule-enforcing and  rule-obeying behaviors … Continue reading

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