Think Outside the Banana

Why are we thinking outside the box? You hear it all the time. “You gotta think outside the box.” They tell us to be creative, we have to stop thinking inside the box, and think outside the box. This is a lot of thinking about boxes. Why are we thinking about boxes? We are limiting … Continue reading

Thought Experiment

Thought experiment: What is thinking like with no language? Imagine having a language of 1000 words or 100 words or 10 words. Our ancestors must have had an era with virtually no language. What was thought like then? It may have been much more like our current dreams. What we call thinking may have been … Continue reading

We set a record!

We set a record! The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have the largest electrical blackouts in US history. Second-largest blackout in the world. At least it is not JUST us, the bulk of the record setting outage is on Puerto Rico. The research firm, the Rhodium Group, conducted a study of the magnitude of the … Continue reading

What would Margaret Mead say?

What Would Margaret Mead say about… (Note: during the last 4 years of Margaret Mead’s life, I was her student, dissertation advisee and mentee. We worked on a wide variety of topics and I absorbed some of her unique “way of seeing.” Now, when I am trying to solve a problem, I channel her voice … Continue reading

Me and God

I have an uneasy history with organized religion, but I never had any trouble keeping up a fine relationship with the Divine. I feel like I know God and we work on the same team; but church… I find the institution disturbing. It seems far less interested in the Divine than it is in getting … Continue reading

Laws of Life

Laws of Life Wizard’s Principle: On every mountain there is a single pebble which, if you move it will unleash an avalanche. Find that pebble. The Law of the Missing Piece:  He who shows up with a critical absent resource will unleash a huge response.  One tiny piece changes the whole system. Motherball’s Law of Options … Continue reading