Tag: Collaboration

Dec 20

Loosening the Life of Lethargy

Read any motivational book or blog post about accomplishing anything in business or in life and there is probably an underlying assumption that everyone wants to be lively and progressive. Sweet memes are made of this. Is this an unrealistic picture of the people we have become? When there are a gazillion daily temptations toward …

Continue reading »

Aug 30

Learned From the Cave Walls at Donoterase

The Pretender TV series ran from 1996 to 2000 and was viewed by critics and viewers as good science fiction. It enjoyed above average ratings as it also enlisted a few die-hard cult followers that are still clamoring for its return. Appealing to the audience for good-guys always overcoming an evil corporate giant, it was …

Continue reading »

Aug 19

The Definition of Fringe

There are some words in the English language that we toss about as if we really know what they mean. When someone uses the word “fringe” it has to be examined in context to determine what meaning is associated with the word. In a phrase without obvious context, it is left up to the listener …

Continue reading »

Mar 12

The Art of Tootology

Some phrases are difficult to define and are usually not translatable into another language. According to some accounts, John F. Kennedy made a major German language faux pas in his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech in Berlin, Germany. The more grammatically correct text would have been “Ich bin Berliner.” So instead of saying “I am …

Continue reading »

Jan 24

Knowing It All Is a Daunting Job

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ~ Socrates Through the benefit of modern technology we hold the key to more knowledge than could have been imagined only a few years ago. In his book “Net Smart: How to Thrive Online” author and online pioneer Howard Rheingold writes about becoming literate in …

Continue reading »