Why Your People Need Slack

Have you ever sat back and realized that all you do is work? Work work work. We literally have no free time to do anything but our core jobs. Especially in these times where things change from moment to moment. We are currently living through an exciting time in history – it’s a time when…

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Boundless Imitation

I want to go into Mimetic Theory in a little more detail – I’ve just been reading René Girard’s Mimetic Theory (Studies in Violence, Mimesis & Culture), and the author makes some fascinating points. If we assume that Mimetic Theory has some basis in fact (if you’d like to read more about it, you can…

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Act First, Become Later

One of the most interesting things about humans is how hypocritical we are. We study after study and get results after the result, but we still do not implement the study’s findings. For some reason, we have amazing curiosity when it comes to developing insights and ideas, but we chicken out when it comes time…

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has occam’s razor been wrong all of this time?

Most of you know Occam’s Razor: The principle of parsimony or law of parsimony or the problem-solving principle that “entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity”,or “the simplest explanation is usually the best one.”. William of Ockham, a scholastic philosopher and theologian who used a preference for simplicity to defend the idea of divine miracles.…

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what are you willing to break?

Facebook, arguably one the most innovative companies in the world, is right up there against Apple (although I’d argue that they are more innovative than Apple, even though some of their UX is ghastly) has the following motto: “Move fast and break things” That sounds pretty good. Unfortunately, I think plenty of companies look at…

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the past: great risks led to great rewards. today, we take no risks. should we get any rewards?

Recently, the mask ban has been lifted in California for vaccinated people – yet still wherever you go and whoever you see – there is still a sizeable population still wearing masks. In addition, I still see a lot of people wearing masks where they don’t need to (inside stores and restaurants), walking out alone,…

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