More Lessons from “The Art of War”

A litte less than a week ago, I wrote a post detailing some of the lessons (or quotes) that I pulled from The Art of War. At that point, I had only read through a little more than half of the 13 chapters. Today, I’ve only got about 3 more chapters to go, but I …

Lessons from “The Art of War”

At the end of August, I thought I was going to be going on a road trip from DC to Newfoundland. In preparation for said road trip, I borrowed 9 books from the library. I’ll be talking about one of those books (Good to Great) when I write about The Stockdale Paradox, (which I teased …

There is No Such Thing As “Left-Brain” and “Right-Brain”

Let me just begin by saying that before I knew better, I often referred to the “left-brain” and the “right-brain.” When I got old enough (and studied the brain a little bit), I learned that those are just colloquial terms that referred to the functions most commonly found in the left hemisphere and the functions …

The Theory of Relativity and the 2012 London Olympics

A few hours ago, I was in the flagship Whole Foods for the mid Atlantic watching Canada play Great Britain in Women’s Soccer in the quarterfinals. The reason I mention that it’s the flagship Whole Foods is because they have an area where there’s 12 (maybe more?) big screen TV’s playing an assortment of sports. As …

You Are Exactly Where You’re Supposed To Be

By being a good listener, people often come to me for advice. Maybe this is why I decided to get into psychology (or maybe I got into psychology because I’m such a good listener?) One of the common themes I recall has to do with people asking about some iteration of “the road not taken.” …

If You Can’t Explain It Simply, You Don’t Understand It Well Enough

The title of this post comes from one of my favorite historical figures: Albert Einstein. Although, there is some discrepancy as to whether or not he actually said it. In today’s fast-paced internet climate, it’s important to be mindful of attribution. Remember the one that made the rounds during MLK day this past year? I’m …

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Wisdom for Today from the Past

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I wrote about MLK day last year and suggest taking a look at that post, too. There isn’t a lot I want to say today, but I do want to point to a speech by Dr. King. I couldn’t find this speech on YouTube, but there is some audio …

Want an Idea of What Really Happened During the Financial Crisis: Watch “Margin Call”

At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, an independent film by the name of Margin Call made its debut. It was released in theatres a couple of weeks ago, while simultaneously being released on iTunes and Amazon. Meaning, instead of having to drive out to the theatre, you could watch the movie from the comfort of …

Quotes: Pensiveness, Presaging, and Perception

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I started tagging posts where I used quotes with the tag “Quotes,” so it’s easier for you to find other posts with quotes in them. I also decided (a couple of weeks ago), to every once and awhile, do a post with just quotes. The first post …

Quotes: Passion, Produce, and Production

I’ve recently started using “Quotes” as one of my tags for posts I write. Most of the times I’ve got a quote in a post, I’ll tag it with “Quotes,” so it’ll be easy for you to find all the posts where I’ve used famous quotes. On that same note, I thought it was time …