Save yourself broke.

Posted by Philip Smith on 10 October 2020
Save yourself broke.
  When "saving" becomes expensive.   There are times when we have to work hard to conserve resources, but there are times when the savings are an illusion and the final cost will far outweigh and short term savings.  Recently I observed this "savings" drive where the final outcome of these "savings" efforts might cost the owner his business.   Early this year a new coffee shop opened not far from where I live. We went there ...
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All words matter

Posted by Philip Smith on 10 September 2020
Seeking clarity is easier than you think, but not without a bit of effort.                           We live in a world that appears to have lost its marbles, as every day reveals more layers of lies, deception, gigantic egos, corruption and an almost universal complete lack of accountability. We somehow accept that politicians lie and at the next election our choice is always to vote for the party that appears least ...
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Rule regulations and ignorance

Posted by Philip Smith on 7 August 2020
Are the lunatics running the asylum? We live in a world of rules and regulations both in Government and business. Do we ever stop and consider what these rules mean, who makes them and why?       Were the rules and regulations created by a bunch of bureaucrats who had no idea of the real world, but instead found themselves in a position of influence and power. In their positions they are expected to do "something" and accordingly come up with ideas...
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Einstein, William of Ockham, Claude-Frédéric Bastiat

Posted by Philip Smith on 12 July 2020
Lessons from History   "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach." -  Aldous Huxley I often wonder just what it will take for people, in general, to start paying attention to history. Any one of us can point at myriads of issues that are problematic, educational systems that do not educate, politicians who lie and cheat, corporations who rape and pillage, us and the environme...
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Rocket scientists and charlatans

Posted by Philip Smith on 8 June 2020
The veracity of our answers depends on the quality of our Questions. The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein   Keeping instructions simple is often not easy, but in addressing politicians and business leaders, the above diagram is a starting point as this appears to be their first obstacle. We live in a world that is getting progressively harder to understand, in that we are constantly trying to figure out what logic or rea...
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