The Most American Thing In America While perfection is praised in most cultures where the steady hand paints the smooth line and polishes the shinning gear, there are some that value novelty instead. Read More
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Waffle House By Guest Author James Adams As evidenced by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and European debt debacles, the pervasive sense of economic malaise that began more than three years ago isn’t fading anytime soon.  Read More
It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature Many believe the American Environmental Movement had an unlikely start in 1962 with the publication of The Silent Spring written by a marine biologist named Rachel Carson.  Read More
Think in Terms of Cycles; Not Lines “To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”  Read More
Wrong Way Columbus Most school children know the story of the First Voyage of Christopher Columbus though its interpretation now ranges anywhere from the triumph of the spirit to persevere in the Age of Discovery to some corrupt form of economic plundering in the Age of Imperialism. Read More
Hedge First, Optimize Later   “Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion.” Read More
Master the Art of SODOTO “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”  Read More
Innovation You: Creating Growth My new manifesto for ChangeThis.com has been published: “There are four fundamental forces that pursue competing values and pull us and all the constituents in our situations in different directions: Collaborate, Create, Compete and Control. Read More
Practice Prismatic Thinking “Four seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the mind of man.” Read More
Hail to the Victors Valiant Many consider the University of Michigan as the prototype for the modern research university: Largest graduate school in the world, top ranked in most areas, globally connected and integrated, and the winningest football program in the land. Read More
I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” declared the longtime news anchor Howard Beale in the 1975 film classic Network. Read More
Stack the Russian Nesting Dolls “like the picture on the Quaker Oats box that shows a figure hold up a box upon which is a picture of a figure holding up a box and the figure smaller and smaller and further away each time a picture of shrinking reality itself….” Read More