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A Team of Stallions

I had the good pleasure of attending Cavalia’s Odysseo in Atlanta yesterday evening and the performance was riveting! Our tickets came with a tour of the stables and an opportunity to ask questions of the show’s Equestrian Director, Benjamin Aillaud, … Continue reading

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Success is Optional

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” ~ Oscar Wilde A perfectly aligned set of circumstances is more often the exception than the rule. Resources are frequently insufficient, tools are disorganized, agreements are not … Continue reading

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The Truth is True

I stumbled upon an excellent article yesterday in The New York Times Sunday Review entitled “Biased but Brilliant.” The author, Cordelia Fine, a senior research associate at the Melbourne Business School, points to research showing that confirmation bias – the … Continue reading

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Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

I realized during a riding lesson today that the old adage “practice makes perfect” isn’t always true. If you practice incorrectly, for example, you can spend a lifetime attempting to perfect something that is unattainable based on a flawed approach. … Continue reading

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Nobility without Pride

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, Friendship without envy, Or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is served with muscle And strength by gentleness confined He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity. There … Continue reading

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Mastery, Practice and Subtlety

The French have a saying: “Qui trop embrasse, mal etreint” which means, “he who embraces too much, has a weak grasp.” What does it take to move from being a “Jack of all trades, master of none” to being a master … Continue reading

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