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  • ...is like Christianity without hell.

    Capitalism Without Bankruptcy…

    ...is like Christianity without hell.
    ...is like Christianity without hell.

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  • While it's right and just for a business to earn a profit, it may only do so by providing a real benefit to its customers. That's integrity.

    That Integrity Thing

    Your situational ethics aren't going to bring you happiness
    While it's right and just for a business to earn a profit, it may only do so by providing a real benefit to its customers. That's integrity.

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  • I've always found that fewer simple carbs - and fewer pre-prepared foods in general - helps me maintain an energetic, positive attitude. When I'm less tired, I'm much less often frustrated, and when I get more done, I'm happier.

    The Happiness Diet

    Is there such a thing?
    I've always found that fewer simple carbs - and fewer pre-prepared foods in general - helps me maintain an energetic, positive attitude. When I'm less tired, I'm much less often frustrated, and when I get more done, I'm happier.

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  • The number of blessings each of us has is virtually unlimited.

    A Lesson in Gratitude

    When the teacher is the student
    The number of blessings each of us has is virtually unlimited.

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  • It hit me like a dope-slap from the Jolly Green Giant - I was creating the same sorts of conflicts in my new relationship as I had done in my first marriage! Two different women, same dude. Two wonderful, talented women, same unpleasant Mr. Grouchy-Pants.

    It Takes Two To Tango

    So what if YOU'RE the lousy dancer?
    It hit me like a dope-slap from the Jolly Green Giant - I was creating the same sorts of conflicts in my new relationship as I had done in my first marriage! Two different women, same dude. Two wonderful, talented women, same unpleasant Mr. Grouchy-Pants.

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  • Outside of rare, really good comedy, I think a culture has been created by those who believe they're pro-minority and pro-women, and imbedded in that culture is the wrong-headed notion that because wrongs were done to the group they support, the situation can be balanced by doing a subtle or overt wrong to the group they view as inappropriately privileged.

    Be Offensive, Be Very Offensive!

    Otherwise, let's get past race and gender and on to greater things
    Outside of rare, really good comedy, I think a culture has been created by those who believe they're pro-minority and pro-women, and imbedded in that culture is the wrong-headed notion that because wrongs were done to the group they support, the situation can be balanced by doing a subtle or overt wrong to the group they view as inappropriately privileged.

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  • Pay attention when you get angry and ask yourself,

    One

    That's how many "true" selves you have
    Pay attention when you get angry and ask yourself, "who's angry?" If the answer is, "me!" then ask, "but who asked the question?" It takes about one-tenth of a second to realize that it's not you that's angry, but some part of you that you don't necessarily have to validate at that moment.

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  • Most of us adults think we have to work with a purpose in mind, but maybe we just have to remember what it was like to play. Have faith that new insights will occur, and immerse yourself fully in whatever your life's mission may be.

    Play!

    It's not just for children anymore
    Most of us adults think we have to work with a purpose in mind, but maybe we just have to remember what it was like to play. Have faith that new insights will occur, and immerse yourself fully in whatever your life's mission may be.

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  • Wherein Ian jumps on the soapbox and suggests everyone take

    Where Did You Get Your Business Degree, McDonald’s? – Part II

    Wherein Ian jumps on the soapbox and suggests everyone take "Ethics & Humanity in Business 101" for extra credit.
    Wherein Ian jumps on the soapbox and suggests everyone take "Ethics & Humanity in Business 101" for extra credit.

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  • So I dropped HUGE dollars for books - ten to be exact - and came home with two weeks' worth of reading material. One of the books is Thank God it's Monday! - A Tool Kit for Aligning Your Lifevision and Your Work, by Tim Hoerr. It is the height of irony that a book with this much to offer should be found in a place where overlooked, under-marketed books go to die.

    Thank God it’s Monday!

    Why wait until friday to start living?
    So I dropped HUGE dollars for books - ten to be exact - and came home with two weeks' worth of reading material. One of the books is Thank God it's Monday! - A Tool Kit for Aligning Your Lifevision and Your Work, by Tim Hoerr. It is the height of irony that a book with this much to offer should be found in a place where overlooked, under-marketed books go to die.

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