Unconventional Thinking

May, 2009

Alive In The Land Of Ameritocracy

Friday, May 29th, 2009 by Mark

America is the greatest nation in the world for a rich lode of reasons.
But none more powerful than the fact that we are, and always have been, a meritocracy. The best and the brightest, the toughest and the most determined, rise to the top of the zigguraut regardless of their family connections, lack of Ivy [...]

The Genius Of Ockham’s Razor

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 by Mark

We all fall into this trap of deception, convincing ourselves that everything in business, everything in life, is so complex. So many facts to analyze, so many unknowns to deal with, so many variables to factor in. It is all so complicated that we can easily hide behind the illusion of complexity, using it as [...]

The Kings Who Would Emperors

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 by Mark

Everywhere I go, I see them. In the manufacturing plants, the retail stores, the HQ buildings and the boardrooms. People at all levels of the business hierarchy seeking one thing: Not profit. Not quallity. Not breakthroughs.
Just power. Raw power. Power for the sake of power. Power to have dominance over others. Power for stature. Power [...]

Hemingway’s Gun

Friday, May 1st, 2009 by Mark

On July 2, 1961, Ernest Hemingway took a rifle to his head and blew his brains out. He was a few weeks short of his 62nd birthday.
He was a Pulitzer Prize winner. He was awarded the Nobel prize. He was a tour de force in literature.
And still a relatively young man, he took his life [...]

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