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Why Our Brains are Wired Backwards

There are times when I’m reasonably certain that somebody up there mistakenly wired our brains backwards. The human capacity for making believe that nonsense is true while believing that undeniable truth is nonsense is truly remarkable. That simple but surprisingly sticky mechanism is probably responsible for the overwhelming majority of human conflict, business failures[…] Read On

Why Monkeys Are More Self-Aware Than You Are

Every Friday on his way home from work, alone with his thoughts, Matt would replay the week’s frustrations over in his mind. He wasn’t even aware of it; the voices in his head just sort of took over. The chatter was practically deafening. And every Friday evening like clockwork, he[…] Read On

The Argument for Being Human

In his first book, “Real Leaders Don’t Follow,” Silicon Valley management consultant and former senior executive Steve Tobak explains why, in an increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever to be human.   In a very real sense, we are becoming virtual images of our real-world selves. That would be[…] Read On

A Six-Step Program for Chronic Screw-Ups

Life can be remarkably forgiving of chronic screw-ups. I should know. Just ask my wife. She can tell you stories — um, on second thought, don’t get her started; she’s been in a good mood lately. I’ve screwed up jobs, investments, relationships, home repairs, major appliances – you name it, I’ve screwed[…] Read On