Tame the Raging Rhinoceros

“Screw it. Let’s just do it.” What if I told you that these simple words were the way to avoid getting fired upon by intergalactic warships or being smooshed by a raging rhinoceros? (see last missive) Well, a raging rhinoceros was recently let loose on Necker Island in the form of...

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Expect A Raging Rhinoceros

In David Weber’s science fiction novel, A Rising Thunder he writes about an ongoing intergalactic war. Warships drop out of hyperspace without warning and begin firing at everyone. One of the characters, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth III, muses “true leadership isn’t the ability to accomplish the things you plan...

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Picking The Perfect Rocks

I love rocks. I have always loved rocks. As a kid, I spent countless hours climbing on the cliffs and rock falls close to my house. My first job, during high school and college summers, was working for a Japanese landscape designer and builder. One of my fellow employees...

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Setting Goals Is A Waste of Time

Most of you reading the title of this missive are probably either laughing or shaking your heads in disagreement. After all, we’ve all spent years hearing all about the value of setting goals in order to achieve favorable results in life and business. Maybe you’ve even been the one...

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A Happy Ending When the Bus Never Comes

In Dusseldorf, Germany, there is a pleasant bus stop with a comfortable bench. But don’t wait for a bus there. It will never arrive. People do occasionally sit on the bench, and wait for a bus. They come from the Benrath Senior Center which sits just behind it. The bus stop...

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Absurd Idea? Go For It

“That’s ridiculous. It’s not even worth considering for our company,” says your boss, after you mention an idea you came up with last night. Or maybe you’re the one to whom the idea is presented and you welcome it with an eye roll…. Of course, you might have only formulated...

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We’re All In The Same Boat

Imagine a young assistant bringing a complaint directly to the CEO of a large corporation. An accountant bringing an idea to the VP Sales. Think this doesn’t or even shouldn’t happen? Consider this: “Anyone at Tesla can and should email/talk to anyone else according to what they think is the...

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Experience Life…or Take a Picture of It

I’m often asked why I don’t take lots of pictures of places I visit. Actually, I rarely take pictures of anything in spite of having a perfectly good camera always at the ready right there in my iPhone. And the pictures cost nothing. When I was much younger, in the...

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