Unconventional Thinking

October, 2009

Henry Kissinger: Wonder Of Marketing

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 by Mark

I have come to realize that Kissinger is a figment of a marketing machine: identified as a “wise” Harvard academic by Nelson Rockefeller, brought to full Technicolor fame by President Nixon, Kissinger was identified as a diplomatic genius due to where he worked, who he worked with, and the way he spoke. A virtual Chance, the character in the classic Peter Sellers film, where a dunce of a gardener is perceived through a weird set of circumstances to be a wealthy captain of industry, whose every word is doted on.

Mapping The Road To Immortality

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 by Mark

We build our careers, our businesses, in order to achieve tangible results. The more ambitious we are, the greater demands we make on ourselves to soar beyond the expected and to rise to the extraordinary. The timeless. The levels of achievement that will result in a semblance of immortality.

Life In The Skinner Box

Thursday, October 15th, 2009 by Mark

We all remember the science class where we learned about the Skinner box. We watched rats run around in search of treats, the reward they gained if they turned to the appropriate dispenser.

Strolling Along…..While The World Goes Whizzing By

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 by Mark

In many ways, there is nothing more dangerous than “making progress.”

In many ways it is a failure that wears the camouflage of success. We become hypnotized, sometimes intoxicated, by the fact that we are moving forward but the goal is NOT to achieve momentum, it is to win.

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