Doing What’s Important

Posted on 27. Sep, 2011 by in Growth, Productivity

Today’s gleaning of the news brought with it an item in the Houston Chronicle that pointed up a terrific way of thinking about past glories, recognition, and future endeavors. Charles Bolden, the NASA Administrator, first chided the staff at Johnson Space Center and other citizens of Houston for their complaints about not having received one […]

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Testing Authority

Posted on 24. Sep, 2011 by in Growth, Leadership

A study by scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has concluded that supraluminal velocities are impossible for single photons.  This apparent confirmation of Einstein’s dictum that the speed of light in a vacuum is an absolute limit puts the kibosh on the possibilities for time travel–or so the team’s lead researcher, […]

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How Would You Bet?

Posted on 23. Sep, 2011 by in Innovation, Leadership

Lots of news today about a finding that under some conditions neutrinos may (I emphasize may) travel faster than the speed of light, a clear contravention of a basic tenet of physics.  In this light (yes, that’s a joke), I found this little item to be of interest: Source:  http://xkcd.com/955/ Given all the pronouncements lately […]

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Is Failure an Option?

Posted on 22. Sep, 2011 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

Failure seems to be much in the news lately. Over the space of just a few days, I came across several interesting items in the New York Times (What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?), the Harvard Business Review (Three Ways to Turn Setbacks into Progress), and a blog post from The 99 Percent […]

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Perceived Uselessness vs. Productivity

Posted on 20. Sep, 2011 by in Productivity

Over the years, I’ve noticed (or have had it pointed out to me) that, when faced with an impending deadline or having to deal with a major project that I’d really rather not address on a given day, I find it necessary to diddle with my computer systems. I’ll update drivers, install new software, or […]

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