Published by Richard Posner on August 29, 2015

Staying In The Present Moment

“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”      ~Thomas Carlyle~ In broad daylight and in front of cameras, the celebrity or “benevolent” politician (using taxpayers’ money, of course) tells the world that they are on the side of justice, equality and eliminating…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 27, 2015

Work Around Your Imperfections

The story goes that Sir Henry Royce, the founder of the Rolls-Royce automobile and legendary engine, once overheard a couple of workers on his exacting assembly line discussing the workload.  One of them said: “That’s good enough.”  Royce came unglued. He walked up to the young worker, tapped him on the shoulder and took him…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 27, 2015

Living To The Final Breath

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”     ~William Ross Wallace~ There are great men and woman…and then there are great ones.  One such man has just passed away at 47, but his wisdom, courage and intelligence lives on.  Randy Pausch’s final lecture at Carnegie Mellon University.  I was touched by the speech in a very…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 20, 2015

Leveraging Your Time for Success

“Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you don’t let other people spend it for you.”     ~John Dryden~ Undoubtedly, we live in a world defined and confined by time.  When we use our time poorly or in a…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 19, 2015

Discarding Political Correctness

“Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.”     ~Maggie Kuhn~ Being a great listener is certainly an essential element of all fully-integrated adults.  You have been given two ears and one mouth, it has been said, so that you will listen twice as much as speak.  A virtuous idea indeed! which should be consistently…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 18, 2015

Life In The Past Lane

A line in a song says it precisely, These are the good ole days. Whatever you are doing and feeling at the present moment is a result of the actions or inactions, thoughtfulness or thoughtlessness of that water under the bridge of your life. You can bring up what happened in a nostalgic moment –…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 13, 2015

Sorting Out the Clutter

In recent months I have become overwhelmed by information and clutter.  Learning is an addiction to me and it is my passion to read and absorb as much as I can about anything and everything and pass it forward. This passion has moved to the edge of an obsession, and thus a moment of reckoning…

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