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A promise forward ...

I’ve made a commitment at Google Plus to detail the implications of underestimated rainfall in terms of precipitation risk. I’m planning to tie this up with my informal work on the Town of Sharon’s water supply, in Sharon, MA.


Louis CK's SNL Monologue: Pedophilia and Passions

Last Saturday, Louis CK hosted SNL, and over the course of his opening monologue he ran with a bit about pedophiles. While I found this bit humorous, there have been some who have been outspoken in their criticism of Louis CK for the line of jokes that he ran with concerning pedophilia and suggested that he overstepped and went too far in joking about this topic. 844 more words

On the Word, "Therefore"

The use of the word “therefore” represents a concept of rationality. It’s rarely used by religious leaders. I’m grateful it’s prominent in His Holiness Dalai Lama’s lexicon. 9 more words


Optimizing the mind

Hacking the Brain

The perfectibility of the human mind is a theme that has captured our imagination for centuries—the notion that, with the right tools, the right approach, the right attitude, we might become better, smarter versions of ourselves. 109 more words

Behavioral Economics

Managers should balance self-interest and altruism

Multiple studies confirm: Greedy CEOs are bad for business

That gut feeling many workers, laborers and other underlings have about their CEOs is spot on, according to three recent studies in the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies that say CEO greed is bad for business. 106 more words

Behavioral Economics

Let's change the tone

How long can we be angry? Is it just me or does anyone increasingly pick up the paper and cannot believe the non-partisan, agenda-based drivel on the front page? 995 more words