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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

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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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On Friendship, Benevolence… And Strategy

A More Modern Version Instead of quoting Sun Tzu or Nietzsche, let me start with a version actually coined by my own father, one Eric Bourque: You should make your friends not want to be your enemies, and you should…

October 25, 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…

October 23, 2010, by