The Emotional Path

To better understand the role of emotions in a person’s life, it is necessary to understand how the brain functions and how the emotional and rational work together. The two main structures in the brain that demonstrate this functionality are the amygdala and the neocortex. In humans, the amygdala – from the Greek word for […]

A Breakdown of Police use of Fatal Force in 2016

The Washington Post has published a page detailing how many people have been shot and killed by police in 2016. The data is pulled from news reports, public records, social media and other sources and is automatically updated. They have also made the file containing the details of each person killed by police available to the public. […]

Practice makes automatic

Practice makes automatic. Not better

It has been said that practice makes perfect. But it really doesn’t. In the past, I’ve modified the saying to “practice makes permanent”. That’s a better way to look at practice. But now I think there may be even a better way to think of practice. I think it’s more precise to say, “practice makes automatic”. […]

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Vision or character. Which is more important?

Andy Stanley says: “We value integrity but we follow clarity.” “Clarity trumps integrity every time.” “We follow those who are clear about what the future looks like.” Is he right? Could this explain why the US has nominated (presumptively, of course) the two most untrustworthy party nominees in American history? Does this explain Adolph Hitler? […]


Wading into the transgender debate

A few years ago, I did a series on homosexuality. I’m going to link a few of the posts below. This week, I hope to summarize a couple of these posts and reframe them in the context of transgender issues. I have no answers, but hope to shed some light on the topic from past […]

Does Facebook suppress conservative news and views?

The cynical underlying reality is that Facebook does not wish to appear heartless, but does not (yet) have the more subtle manipulative institutions that newspapers and TV stations have developed over decades or even centuries. They clumsily act in a politically correct manner, without proper institutional camouflage, and now they are being called on it. […]

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Leadership is Identity Formation

Leadership is the process whereby we help a person or organization transform their identity. And Nancy Duarte helped me see that. Nancy Duarte is an expert in presentation design and principal of Duarte, Inc, where she is the CEO. Nancy speaks around the world, seeking to improve the power of public presentations. She is the author […]

United Healthcare

United Healthcare is leaving ObamaCare. It’s a big deal, and here’s why

Despite being the largest health insurer in the country (pending the merger of Aetna and Cigna), United Healthcare is leaving ObamaCare in 2017 in all but a handful of states. Why? “The smaller overall market size and shorter-term higher risk profile within this market segment continue to suggest we cannot broadly serve it on an […]

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Tuesday Tech Briefing April 12, 2016

A new feature of enNovo Radio, Tuesday Tech Briefings will share one or two insights from technology over the past week. In this week’s episode, I look at: The cost to hire someone to hack into someone’s email or social media account. Great for checking in on that special someone you think is cheating on […]