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”. […]
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? […]
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 […]
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. […]
I am a huge Alabama football fan. I was born and raised in Alabama and it is home for me. Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Alabama football coach Nick Saban speak at a leadership conference, and while he may not have been as clear as Andy Stanley was (he spoke at the same […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The San Bernardino killer’s iPhone 5c has been breached by the government. And Apple didn’t help. What are the implications of this? How did they gain access? Was it from hackers or a private company? Also, do hackers have a role in driving technological change and aiding companies in securing our private data? Take a listen […]
Companies are not squarely to blame for the anger and frustration that have so warped this presidential primary season. Nor are they entirely innocent. The growing economic inequality that polarizes U.S. politics is not merely the inevitable result of our free-market system; it is also a consequence of the choices our business leaders make. And those choices have contributed to the anti-business attitude that both parties have embraced.
But it’s not just business that has contributed to this attitude. Government regulation has pushed business, giving rise to the Law of Unintended Consequences. And the law of unintended consequences has real impact of how businesses work to bypass regulations.
A real example of this law may explain the rise of the Trump and Bern movement in American politics. Free Trade Agreements. Listen and comment.
The Law of Unintended Consequences
How Big Business Created the Politics of Anger
Pat Caddell: ‘The American People Have Figured Out They’ve Been Screwed’ By Free Trade