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Tesla’s Board Should Seriously Consider Life After Elon Musk

Nobody likes an angry showman. When investors need a distraction from disastrous earnings, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is usually a master at coming up with some shiny new object for them to focus on. That did not happen on Wednesday’s earnings call. Musk told investors — the folks who actually[…] Read On

About The Whole ‘Sending Love and Healing Thoughts’ Thing

Now that senseless attacks like what happened in Toronto and Nashville are covered 24×7 by the click-happy media that never lets a good tragedy go to waste, the Twitterati and Instagramites have gotten into the habit of “sending love and healing thoughts” to people they’ve never even met. Sometimes entire[…] Read On

Welcome to the Dark Ages 2.0

The biggest problem with the current version of American society is that we’ve lost the ability to reason and be reasonable. We’re not just hopelessly divided; we make false claims by presenting limited data to make one-sided viewpoints sound truthful. We do it chronically and purposely. Why would otherwise intelligent[…] Read On

Forget ‘Making the World a Better Place’ — This Is How You Motivate Employees

Back in the ‘90s, I took a job at a Dallas-based microprocessor company named Cyrix. Anyone who visited us understood our mission, thanks to the tombstone prominently displayed in the lobby. Engraved on its marble surface was the famous Intel Inside logo, followed by three foreboding letters: RIP. That was[…] Read On

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