Archive | October, 2017

Is Job Security Really All About “Who You Know”?

A little exercise in critical thinking. Recently, I received an email from LinkedIn with the familiar heading regarding job security, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Let’s suppose you have no history with this kind of statement. How would you assess its truthfulness? For that matter, how do you test the truthfulness […]

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Why You Need to Think and Talk on Two Tracks (Part Two)

In complex business conversations, metacomm can profoundly impact conversations and make them far more constructive and efficient—even timesaving. To a significant degree, metacomm functions to facilitate conversation and is highly useful for training participants in sequencing 101. In our studies and experience with metacomm, we have found a number of these forms especially useful. Monitoring […]

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Best No BS on Hugh Hefner in Print

A lot of the stuff I’ve read on Hefner since his demise is profoundly lacking in moral, political and social insight. Some jounalists make Hefner out as a great contributor to society. I was in college in the ’50s when his stuff first started showing up in Playboy. And I remember a critical article in […]

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