Unconventional Thinking

January, 2009

If John Lennon Lived

Friday, January 30th, 2009 by Mark

Billy Joel says that every time he sings “Just The Way You Are” he starts thinking, “I wonder if I should have steak or chicken tonight for dinner.” The audience is enrapt in one of Joel’s greatest hits, assuming he is crooning his heart out about the only woman he has ever loved, and he [...]

The Paradox Of Passion

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 by Mark

So much in life functions in a set of concentric circles. Like planets in orbit around the sun. The closer to the ball of fire at the center of the galaxy, the more intense the relationship with the heavenly bodies spinning in worship.
Life on the outer circles is generally passionless. It is like talking with [...]

What They Know

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 by Mark

I watched an interview recently with Ted Turner, the odd-ball genius who built a media empire, married a movie star and owns more land than anyone else in North America.
He is one of the rare ones who speaks insanity and exceptional insight in the space of a single sound bite. As an example of the [...]

The Liberation Of the Unpopular

Thursday, January 8th, 2009 by Mark

The other day, I was asked by Fox News to appear as a guest on the Cavuto show to take what would be an unpopular position. That is, to support the right of Wall Street executives – those who had nothing to do with the market meltdown – to earn a bonus in 08.
As [...]

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