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Classroom2015

Keep Reading, Keep Studying

Owing to desktop computers, laptop computers, smart phones, tablets, smart televisions, the Internet, digital publications and satellite television and radio, in addition to traditional media vehicles like newspapers, magazines, books and terrestrial radio and television, advanced economies are frequently being termed information economies.

Not too long ago, certain economies were termed industrial or post-agrarian. Prior to that, they were identified as agrarian economies. Further back still, there existed less formal economies, principally composed of hunter/gatherers. To be certain, an economy can carry one label yet still have a strong component more identified with an earlier time.

Time marches on and societies change. Success is predicated on being able to change with the times, while maintaining practices from bygone eras that continue to work well.

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Mountain

Staying Successful

Do not allow your success to become a prelude to failure. What do I mean? Well, in business for example, sometimes when we become successful we start believing

DollarSigns2015

Saving and Spending

Want to save money? Stop spending it! At first, this might sound like ludicrous advice; it seems so obvious. However, how many of us spend time thinking about

Scotland

The Path of Wisdom; a Poem

Slept. Bereft. In jest. No connection. Just dejection. No self-reflection or auto-correction. What should be my new direction? What is your conjecture? No need to be demure. I

Winter2015

A Winter’s Hope; a Poem

Cold of winter, sun at dawn, praying for all that keeps us warm. A way to go, still not there. Life is tough. Life’s not fair. A call,

BigBen2014

Desperdiciar Menos Tiempo

Me hubiera gustado llamar esta columna “La Completa Eliminación de Tiempo Perdido”, pero eso hubiese sido una pérdida de tiempo. ¿Por qué? La respuesta se encuentra en la

Clock2014

Wasting Less Time

I would have liked to call this column “The Complete Elimination of Wasted Time,” but that would have been a waste of time. Why? The answer lays in

Winter2014

Dealing with Life’s Chaos

Often, life seems overwhelming – absolutely, positively overwhelming. Health challenges, expenses, career issues, perhaps children to care for, we can find ourselves, seemingly all of a sudden, dragged

Crowd2014

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, the nonsense song from the animated, 1950 movie Cinderella, produced by Walt Disney, reminds me of something I read in Gustav Le Bon’s 1895 book, The Crowd:

Tablet2014

Technology is not Magic

Technology is not magic. It might, at times, seem like magic, but it is not magic. One of the interesting things about technology is that it begets more

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