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Can we replace fighting with work and reason?

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Usually, death hits us at the wrong time. The passing of Justice Ruth B. Ginsburg opened the political arm wrenching in selecting her replacement. One can ask again if politics must be endless fights,...
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Data Apocalypse Later

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“Experience as a whole is not something that anyone can be spared”. — Hans-Georg Gadamer Data Driven is a Car Crash? Thinking about -and operating in -an unknowable future is hard. But being data driven sure helps...
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How Working From Home Increased My Productivity

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Stories of success, anguish and the internal state of affairs from a “self-proclaimed” productive human Working from home really brought out the best in me, it made me more productive. Because working from home gave...
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Words Alone Are Not Enough: Overcoming a Multitude of Problems Requires More

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Our mindset is mired in the stone age. We still plunder the earth. Neo-liberalism is the current expression of that mentality. The COVID-19 pandemic combined with revulsion to racism provides an opportunity for change,...
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Open your mind to bias in the boardroom

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We all have a mental boardroom, and usually, there’s a hidden bigot at the table.  That’s the premise put forth by Elena Joy Thurston, founder and speaker for the Pride and Joy Foundation. Her organization...
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The Great Exodus: Searching for the Better Place

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2020 will be a year to remember. Many people’s lives have changed trajectories in the last several months. Among my friends living in a metropolis before the pandemic, half is not there any longer,...
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Common Substance of Art, Science, and Dreams

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“There is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) Powerful and infinite are human dreams. This metaphysical world of ideas is probably the most enduring and exists beyond limited technical possibilities, natural catastrophes, and human...
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The politically incorrect commencement speech

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Dear 2020 graduates: You already have gotten one slap in the face with all ceremonies and the following parties being canceled. Have your second cheek ready for further blows of reality. There will be a...
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The 8 Lessons Learned From COVID-19, But They Won’t Last

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With life changing significantly almost overnight in early March 2020 due to COVID-19, there is a growing thought that we are entering an era of the “new normal”. The CoronaVirus has forced us to abruptly...
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Will face masks be the next big thing?

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Market research and human psychology predict if you should invest in this season’s hottest piece of PPE I know what you’re thinking. “Should I invest in the hottest new AI-powered face mask startup from San Diego?” Personally, I’m...