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Living Symbols

I came across a new word recently in a New York Times article entitled “A Public Exit from Goldman Sachs Hits at a Wounded Wall Street.” You may have heard of it, but I certainly had not. The word is: … 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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Five Habits

The powerful recession that swept the globe over the last few years was a game-changer for businesses everywhere. Lulled into a false sense of security by the the many years of plenty, companies operating with bloated payrolls, lavish spending on … Continue reading

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Is Charity a Moral Failure?

I read a fascinating article in the New York Times yesterday titled “Kindness of a Stranger that Still Resonates.” The article described the kind and selfless acts of a successful businessman in the depths of the Great Depression during an … Continue reading

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Altruism is Possible and Altruism is Real

I read a fascinating article in the New York Times called “Is Pure Altruism Possible?” The article’s author, Judith Lichtenberg, is a professor of philosophy at Georgetown University who is writing a book on charity and her interest seems to … Continue reading

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The “Inner Go”

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman used an interesting quote yesterday from Lewis Mumford‘s book “The Condition of Man,” about the development of civilization. Reflecting on the American nation in 1944, Mumford drew a chilling parallel to the decline of … Continue reading

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