Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pearl Harbor


Seventy-one years ago today (Sunday, December 7th, 1941) at 8:01 AM local time, the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Japanese also attacked other American military installations on Oahu including the Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Finding Common Ground


Rather than just seeking our support on an issue or initiative, some organizations also want us to adopt their point of view. Not surprisingly, a strategy like this can create tensions and be divisive, fueling an all or nothing point … Continue reading

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A Useful Machine


Having grown up on Rube Goldberg cartoons in Saturdays’ Funny Pages, I love wacky devices that use long and overly complex techniques to perform mundane tasks. I also admire the talent and skill of individuals who are able to create … Continue reading

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Science of Persuasion


Robert Cialdini and Steve Martin have just created a highly engaging and informative video of the proven “factors that influence us to say yes to the requests of others.” This 12 minute video, which is full of examples, is provided … Continue reading

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Quotes on Risk Taking


Whether you know it or not, you take risks every single day. To some we have become acclimatized, such as driving a car on an icy road or crossing a street against the light. Some risks we take, we don’t … Continue reading

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