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Documentary: Maddman: The Steve Madden Story

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Contrast Shock

I read those two books over the weekend. Chan started with nothing and lived an exemplary life. Belfort started with everything and wound up in prison. More about Chan later. And maybe more about Belfort too — but I need … Continue reading

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Actor Jackie Chan: His Deepest, Only Regret

Yes, wanting to see to for myself and not take what some ignorant naif wrote, I’ve gotten Jackie Chan’s autobiography, Never Grow Up, from the NY Public Library. Chapter 3 contains a big surprise.

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The Origin Of “Everything Happens For A Reason”

Of the 15 Dumb Advice Unsuccessful People Give You, I particularly loved this bit: Does Everything Happen For A Reason? Do you know the origin of that? I believe I do. John 9 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Heals a … Continue reading

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Pervasive Bad Advice

15 Dumb Advice Unsuccessful People Give You You’ll have heard of these before. What matters here is the rebuttal. And some of those rebuttals will make you laugh out loud! Previously here: Human Variables category

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Superheroes Of The Brain

Exactly. This video said what I’ve been thinking for years. While movie audiences are in the thrall of imaginary beings clad in costumes fighting imaginary CGI villains, many of us prefer actual human beings who were born with or developed … Continue reading

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Complexity Management And The Inevitability Of Chaos

Jordan Peterson: Complexity Management That puts a new spin on things. First, corporate consulting firms can be regarded as business therapists. Second, there are levels of complexity. And for some people it doesn’t take too much complexity to end up … Continue reading

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Video: Jordan Peterson: Safe Versus Strong

I highlighted this in a past post (Safe Versus Strong) but didn’t have the tool at the time to make it a standalone clip. Now I do (Blog Notes: Better YouTube Clips). Jordan Peterson: Safe Versus Strong Previously here: Human … Continue reading

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“The Thrill Of Social Assassination”

What’s Missing From Call-Out Culture: The Opportunity to Change Call-out culture presumes malice and is indifferent to mitigating circumstances. Once a villain, always a villain. Call-out culture has come to see its role as policing bad behavior in a retributive … Continue reading

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The Enemy Inside

The Blacklist: The Enemy Inside Ah, Twitter. Even with as few people as I Follow, I can’t escape the self-righteous condemnations of others. Well, perhaps “self-righteous” is wrong. Because there is no self being involved. The last thing the accusers … Continue reading

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