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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Removing Distractions by Design



Today’s world is full of distractions and noise that can inhibit one’s ability to focus and apply serious attention to the most challenging issues. Take for example the proliferation of social media or how the media relegates important topics to one-minute sound bites. Couple this with the barrage of ads that inundate you from all angles and it’s no wonder that most of us lack the ability to put deep thought into our work and daily lives.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

I Prefer to Deal with Facts



Today’s world is full of talking heads, all professing some degree of expertise across a wide range of issues. What seems to get lost is a solid understanding of the facts and how to deal with hard evidence in a meaningful way. Part of the problem is that facts are dry and boring, not very appealing to a mass audience thirsting for entertainment. And needless to say, many media sources fuel the problem by elevating extreme viewpoints to obtain ratings.