Blog: Past, Present and Future Thoughts

    Death by GPS (Story, Question, Story, Warning, Advice)

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    Death by GPS (Story, Question, Story, Warning, Advice)

    October 2, 2019

    STORY: Thirty-five years ago, on August 31, 1983, a Korean Airlines flight left Anchorage for Seoul. After take-off, the pilots engaged the autopilot and settled in for the flight. Unfortunately, there was a wrong setting and hours later the plane was 100s of miles off course and in Soviet airspace. The Soviets launched military aircraft […]


    Six More Ways to Prepare for the Future

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    Six More Ways to Prepare for the Future

    October 2, 2019

    In the last issue of MindPrep, I presented six ways to prepare for the future. They were: DECLARE YOUR MAJOR USE GAME FILMS PLAY WAR GAMES EXPLORE BUILD COMPETING EXPLANATIONS PROBE I told you that I’d give you another set of six. Here they are: PLAN THE PROJECT: Project planners prepare a budget and timeline […]


    The Detective says to Inspector Dalgliesh

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    The Detective says to Inspector Dalgliesh

    October 2, 2019

    So, the detective says to Inspector Dalgliesh, “Don’t worry sir, I’ll keep an open mind.” Dalgliesh says to himself “No he won’t, he’s already made up his mind.” The little scene for one of P.D. James’ crime novels has been on my mind. What does it mean to have an open mind and why is […]