Category: Communications

Your Twitter Mind Tricks Won’t Work On Me

Star Wars fans will read the title of this article and immediately have flashbacks to the mind control that a Jedi could willfully exert over others. One of my favorite scenes was when the overconfident Qui-Gon was trying to negotiate with the junk dealer Watto and pay with Republic credits. With a wave of his …

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Cue the Music

  Movies have become a constant form of entertainment for most people. Whether it is going to see a first run extravaganza on a wide screen or in our living rooms on a smaller scale, we crave escape from real life into fantasy. Occasionally, Hollywood will convert a classic Broadway Musical into a widescreen presentation, …

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Mythology 101 – Generational Stereotyping

People are different. We come into the world as unique human beings and then are guided by the conformists of the day to conform to their beliefs. Even when we reach the maturity level that allows independent thinking, our thought processes are still somewhat biased in favor of the seeds that were planted in our …

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Are You a Bramble Bush?

One story that has been around for centuries gives us meaning today. From the Hebrew Bible comes the allegory of a quarrel between the olive tree, the fig tree and the grape vine about who should be king. Each decided to decline and keep their day jobs bearing fruit [actually, I added the “day job” …

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The Information Tsunami

Sometimes it is hard to realize just how far we have come in such a short period of time. There is an urban legend that the former commissioner for the U.S. Patent Office recommended in 1899 that the Patent Office be closed down because everything that could be invented had already been invented. We consider …

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