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Eyelids and Mind Lids

Being an occasional author and speaker, I spend a fair amount of time observing the act of communication. Recent events have started us all to thinking, “why does this other person, or group of people, not see or acknowledge the … Continue reading

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The Pitfall of Education Utopianism

A friend of mine posted this thing on facebook the other day. It was an “education manifesto” from this guy Seth Godin: http://www.sethgodin.com/sg/docs/stopstealingdreamsscreen.pdf As I read it, I of course found myself agreeing with most or all of it. Yes, … Continue reading

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Emotional Ohms

The following article is a chapter from my latest book, “Time Light Love: Exploring the Physics of Emotional Energy.”  I am finding that the concept of reducing emotional “ohms” is key to personal advancement, so I offer the chapter here … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Propagandist, or, the Protection Reflex Racket

What I’m going to talk about today is normally not discussed in public forums, as it goes way past most people’s comfort zones. It has to do with the somewhat nefarious job of manipulating emotions and actions of large numbers … Continue reading

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People Skills 101: Anger Management

(I wrote this article a few years ago, and I am amazed at how much it applies to current events–jl) When we talk about management fundamentals, this can refer to managing other people, or it can refer to managing your … Continue reading

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Achievement Is not Healing

While giving a recent acceptance speech at a BAFTA award ceremony, actress Kate Winslet shared an inspiring message: Don’t listen to the people who hurt you, shame you, and belittle you.  Believe in yourself and follow your dream.  She ignored the … Continue reading

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My interview on Contrabass Conversations

So, my pal Jason Heath had me back on his amazingly popular “Contrabass Conversations” podcast.  We discuss how arts education, dance, Peter Drucker, Franz Simandl and Toyota Lean all fit together. Also the Mozart in the Jungle Effect on book sales. … Continue reading

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Mechanics vs. Consciousness

When I was in High School, I confess to you, I hated math class.  In 10th grade I had been transferred from a public school to a fancy dancy private school, and no one bothered to notice that the 10th … Continue reading

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New Media

Greetings culture lovers, So I gave a little talk down in Sharon MA last month, here is a video, or 75 minutes thereof. Note if you have already heard the Real Men Don’t Rehearse stories (in this case, of working … Continue reading

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Mental Maps

I would like to introduce a new term to the lexicon, which I call “mental maps.” In my role as an occasional advisor/guru/management consultant, I often (as you no doubt also do) find myself making fairly obvious statements of logic … Continue reading

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