Could You Be Wrong?

How long does it take to change your mind?

Many believe that, as their world view is set & their belief systems are in place, it would take a well pondered, well articulated persuasively reasoned argument to make them even consider another point of view.

This isn’t always the case. It’s entirely possible to change your stance 180 degrees in a few seconds …

The Transparent Train

I got some great feedback after writing about the four blind men & the elephant. The story proved you can experience something first hand & STILL be wrong not right, due to limited or skewed perspectives

I want to give you my second story about that same lesson about perspective. While I can’t claim to have come up with the blind men & the elephant story, this next one is 100% my own creation!

How much is enough?

An American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village …

… when a small boat with just one fisherman docked with his catch of several large yellow fin tuna. The America complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied only a little while

Being ‘Professional’

What does that mean, being ‘professional’?

Are brain surgeons professional? You bet!

So, would you want the brain Surgeon operating on you to …

  • take a call whenever it came through?
  • be distracted by someone that wanted to waste his time?
  • not finish what had been started?
  • leave it to another day?

No?  Then don’t do these things yourself

You will say ‘Wow’

Here is a famous quote from Calvin Coolidge …

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Poverty of Attention

Almost 40 years ago, in 1971, at the dawn of the Information age, the social scientist Herbert Simon wrote:

“In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of it’s recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention”

100% spot on for what we see around us everyday, non?