Posts tagged leadership


For A Fistful of Dollars: How the Religion of Money Fooled Us into Domestication

It was John D Rockefeller who said “I believe the power to make money is a gift from God” and he was not the only one who thought like this. In fact, it was one of the cornerstones of Puritanism…

April 12, 2011, by

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Stretching The Human Psyche

An Idea That Didn’t Come Easily It is not an exaggeration to say that I spent a large chunk of my life working towards what I am writing in this article. I knew there was something here, and I was…

January 12, 2011, by


Leadership, Business, and Animal Spirits

The Spiritual Core As readers of this blog may be aware, I am a person who has thoroughly read and studied Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. I even wrote a book explaining the terse passages at some length, with…

December 31, 2010, by

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BP Oil Spill: A Disaster of Leadership and Strategy

A Failure In Leadership This article is based on a historically important article in the New York Times on the BP oil disaster. I will be referencing this article. Point of Failure #1 The article, which is important and should…

December 26, 2010, by

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Your Treasury Bond Is Your Word

Your Word Is Your Bond… Right? Well, the phrase works the other way around, too. Your Treasury bond is your word. To break this word makes you a liar. This is the context behind the talk of haircuts relating to…

November 21, 2010, by


Sun Tzu Didn’t Invent “Know Yourself, Know Your Enemy”

Sun Tzu Was Quoting A Proverb When Sun Tzu wrote (paraphrasing) “know yourself, know your enemy, and you shall win a hundred battles without loss,” he preambled it by putting that it was widely said that… etc etc. In other…

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