How to understand Trump and his base? Begin by dismissing facts as neither absolute nor relevant.

I must confess that I’m growing weary of hearing Trump’s critics expressing their incredulity at his actions. The refrain from this group is that Trump’s actions are irrational and are almost always at odds with the facts. I couldn’t agree more, but at some point, it’s important to understand that no amount of fact checking … More How to understand Trump and his base? Begin by dismissing facts as neither absolute nor relevant.

Remembering Leonard Goldstein – when a life exceeds the sum of its parts.

I have always said that I write these pages not because of any great impact it will have, or that I have delusions of being an especially insightful writer. Rather, it is something I must do. I expect no great readership of these pages, and the lack thereof is liberating because it affords me great … More Remembering Leonard Goldstein – when a life exceeds the sum of its parts.

An open letter to US Senator Todd Young

Dear Senator Young Let’s be honest with each other. Trump is a shallow pond with no desire to objectively study or understand any issue because he alone already knows how everything works. His ignorance of global economics is yet another manifestation of his stunning superficiality. Free trade works, and launching a discretionary trade war with … More An open letter to US Senator Todd Young

No, Amazon will not select Indianapolis for its new headquarters.

My fellow Hoosiers; As much as I would like it to not be true – Amazon will not select Indianapolis as its headquarters. We have an ideal geographical location, an above average airport, and an able-bodied workforce. But Indianapolis will be passed over because of our intolerant cultural. That’s not to say all Hoosiers are … More No, Amazon will not select Indianapolis for its new headquarters.

Weak ties are the foundation of an agile, adaptive organization

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” H. G. Wells’ quote has wide-spread applicability beyond nature. Whether it’s an ocelot in Paraguay, a night landing on an aircraft carrier, or a business in Kansas, the key to survival in each case is operational agility and the ability to successfully adapt to a … More Weak ties are the foundation of an agile, adaptive organization

Searching for ikigai

The retirement trap. We’ve all seen or heard of the person that eagerly anticipates and then celebrates their retirement. Then, over the course of a few short years, they seem to deteriorate before our eyes. Admittedly that may be a melodramatic characterization, and it’s certainly anecdotal, but research has shown that deterioration after retirement is … More Searching for ikigai