The Art of Double Deception

By | October 6, 2022

[October 6, 2022]  “The facts ma’am, just the facts.”  Audiences herd police Sergeant Joe Friday on the 1950s TV series Dragnet, say this line at least once per episode.  Despite always getting his man, Joe Friday was never involved in a trial by jury where the jury was deceived.  In an article by Jon O. Newman titled The… Read More »

Principles of The Cowboy Code

By | October 5, 2022

[October 5, 2022]  My wife and I have been watching several shows that cater to those interested in the lives of cowboys.  One recent show, Ultimate Cowboy Showdown (2019 – current), is a competition that judges who is the “best cowboy.”  Both men and women compete.  In this competition, we see the cowboy code on display and the… Read More »

Predictors of Lifetime Success

By | October 3, 2022

[October 3, 2022]  The biggest predictors of lifetime success are intelligence (measured as IQ) and conscientiousness (industriousness and orderliness).  There is little you can do about your intelligence except preventing its decline through proper physical exercise.  Industriousness and orderliness also have a strong biological component, meaning it will be difficult to gain these traits without hard work. According… Read More »

Kamala Harris: is she fit to hold Political Office?

By | October 2, 2022

[October 2, 2022]  Unfortunately, the President of the United States is visibly deteriorating mentally before our very eyes.  I wrote about Joe Biden’s dementia was not that he has the debilitating disease but how long it will take before he can no longer function.  Our problem is that Vice President Kamala Harris has her own problems.  She is… Read More »

Italy’s Incoming Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

By | October 1, 2022

[October 1, 2022]  If you’ve not yet seen videos of Italy’s incoming PM Giorgia Meloni, you should watch a few.  You will be inspired (oh, a crucial leader trait).  She is a conservative, a rare European political position but one that is under fire because she is a real firebrand speaker and her political position runs counter to… Read More »

Why Do We Need Art?

By | September 30, 2022

[September 30, 2022]  I’m not Italian.  But my wife Nancy is Italian and also a fan of the Italian operatic pop group Il Volo (the Flight).  Last night we attended one of their concepts in Bethlehem, PA., as a sort of wedding anniversary present to ourselves.  Their performance was truly incredible and awe-inspiring.  Music is a form of… Read More »

Show that you Care What they Say

By | September 29, 2022

[September 29, 2022]  Much of the typical poor advice we get about leadership or how to show someone that you really care (a segment of leadership) is completely unusable.  But, there is something that will make your leadership better. The next time you find yourself in an argument or in a difficult discussion, try this.  Each person can… Read More »