All posts tagged Jay Bildstein
The 86th Academy Awards took place a week ago, today. That celebration of Hollywood, watched by millions around the world, should remind us of the power that entertainment holds. Many of us are more attuned to the world of fiction, fantasy and make believe than reality. The movie industry does a good job of not just entertaining us but getting us to believe in things that generally lie outside of the statistical norm.
Often, the ethic of entertainment is to use exceptions to the rule, incredible stories and things beyond common experience to attract and maintain a hold on our attention. Consequently, there are those of us who have formed a narrative about life that is heavily influenced by fiction, or at least statistical outliers, rather than fact and likely outcomes.
To those fools who claim they know When trekking through life’s barren snow Who ascribe a meaning when there’s none Then fall apart when their will’s not done Blaspheming dolts of an
Who thinks of knowledge as a limitation? Not many people I suspect. Frankly, I quite often find myself telling people that knowledge is power. However, I wonder if
Hard lived truths to keep our roofs Cast about, cast away, forgotten for another day Hard lives, hard lies, today one lives Tomorrow one dies In an instant, in a hole Young and
It can be tough to run a business or organization, teach classes, coach a team or be a mentor. One of the biggest challenges is finding ways to
I live at the bottom of a deep ravine Out of sight Forever Unseen The light of day dawns for others But in my hole, the sun only smothers My empty soul On a
How many times do we manage to avoid the obvious and, instead, search out secrets when it comes to improving ourselves, our careers and our businesses? Here is
“But February made me shiver
People have capacities and abilities that tend to far outstrip what they believe about themselves. Sure, there are times when we overestimate our abilities. Yet, most of the
Last week, I posed the following questions in Part I of this column: How many people cannot truly engage in an outing because they are too busy posting what