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"A person who does not read is not better than one who cannot read." --Earl Nightingale Last week I wrote you about the value of studying whatever field you are in to learn what you can to help you get to where you are going. I encouraged you to scour the internet, go...

An Investment of Knowledge

An Investment of Knowledge

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, "If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment of knowledge always pays the best interest." When I was 22, my dad died. I had just graduated from college and had planned on returning in the fall...

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy

What determines happiness? Who is happy? In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, the Nobel Prize winner for economics, Daniel Kahneman, answered these two questions. His findings were fascinating. For example, researchers measured the happiness of people who had lived in...

Consider Taking the Risk

Consider Taking the Risk

Lewis Mumford and Neil Postman have written about time, the clock, time management, and our lives. I have an old colleague who was traveling with his family in another country. Let's call my friend Rick. Rick and his family were at the airport waiting to board a...

The Clock, or, How We Became Time Servers

The Clock, or, How We Became Time Servers

Lewis Mumford and Neil Postman have written about time, the clock, time management, and our lives. Both have written that the invention of the clock was a game-changer. Before that, people maintained a respectful view of the sun, the moon, and the four seasons. Until...

Gettysburg: Quantity Versus Quality

Gettysburg: Quantity Versus Quality

July 1-3, 1863, saw Gettysburg’s epic Civil War battle. Four months later, two speakers spoke at the dedication of the new national cemetery near the battlefield. Abraham Lincoln was one. Name the other. Bueller? Bueller? That was a tricky question. The answer is...

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