Blog: Past, Present and Future Thoughts

    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 […]


    Clark Stanley’s Snake Oil Liniment

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    Clark Stanley’s Snake Oil Liniment

    October 2, 2019

    We can look back about 100 years or so and see simple people looking for simple solutions to complex problems. What fools they were! Take for example, the 1916 advertisement for Clark Stanley’s Snake Oil Liniment. It advertised itself as “Is good for everything a liniment out to be good for.” It then listed some […]