Tag: University of Michigan

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Oh, The Joys of Screwing Up Innovation poses two problems for most leaders, given the way they are trained to think. Read More
From Theory to Practice Enlightenment may be in some degree an article of faith but in substance it is an act of investigation and demonstration. Read More
Take Multiple Shots on Goal The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.” ( Edward Gibbon) Retired center Wayne Gretzky is still referred to as the Great One because he holds the record for the most goals scored and assisted in the history of the National Hockey League. Read More
Getting Better Every Day in Every Way Nineteenth Century French psychologist turned célébrité Émile Coué famously recommended that repeatedly chanting “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better” would activate the subconscious mind in the process of personal improvement. Read More
Apprentice the Sorcerer “But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. Read More
Go Double Dutch We see him emblazoned like a superhero on the glossy covers of popular business comic books. Read More
Hide Inside Trojan Horses “It’s better to get something worthwhile done using deception than to fail to get something worthwhile done using truth.” (Carlos Castaneda) Whether Greeks bearing gifts for stalwart King Priam of Troy or a malware computer virus masquerading as a “can’t miss” offer, the Trojan horse has come to represent a manipulative strategy of trickery and deception. Read More
Break Down the Game Film American football is a game of strategy and confidence tricks that would make a flimflam man rosy. Read More
Forget 80/20; Use the 20/80 Rule Instead Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.” (Albert Camus) We long to be immortal – to live on in song or deed or college endowment. Read More
Viva la Revolucion French Enlightenment philosopher and impecunious renegade Jean-Jacques Rousseau emblematic bon mot “Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains” was not just an observation on the state of pre-Republican Europe but also a commentary on our self-imposed servitude. Read More
Devise with Revisionary Eyes “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” (Lao Tzu) Politicians use the term revisionist to label both challenger and foe as a liar or as inconstant as a horse midstream. Read More
Watch the Weather Some of the most fantastical advancements in modern science and technology are designed to predict weather patterns. Read More