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The Jefferson-Madison Debates: The Third Layer by Oliver DeMille

“When technology advances too quickly for education to keep up, inequality generally rises.” —Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAffee “Your true greatness comes when you focus not on building a career but on finding your quest." —Vishen Lakhiani “Engaged students are 16 times more likely to report being academically motivated than students who … [Read more...]

Frederic Bastiat, Foreign Affairs, and the Future of Success

Guest Post by Ian Cox “Across the entire innovation chain, from basic research to commercialization, governments have stepped up with needed investment that the private sector has been too scared to provide. This spending has proved transformative, creating entirely new markets and sectors, including the Internet, nanotechnology, biotechnology, … [Read more...]

Elmer — Getting Things Done

I don’t know about you, but there are only two things that come to mind when I hear the name Elmer: Elmer’s Glue and Elmer Fudd.  I find it amazing how these two icons are tied directly to small-business success. When it comes to running a business, there are only two things you must do over and over again: 1.  Start Something 2.  Ship … [Read more...]

The Fat Lady Begins to Sing

And so it begins... The most recent national election declared the passion of the American people for the Nanny State. Of the almost 127 million voters, a majority preferred a governing system that favors high taxes, a saturated welfare system, forced health care, and an abundance of government dependent workers. Apparently we have learned … [Read more...]

The Human Spirit

In spite of the fact that we live in a world dominated by the extreme credentialism, government regulation and oversight, and aristocratic hierarchy prophesied by Alexis de Tocqueville, Americans are still capable of pushing through the social and political miasma that bogs down our society and shine their individual brilliance on a nearly comatose … [Read more...]

Leaders Break the Cycle of Learned Helplessness

By Orrin Woodward Here is a portion of the Adversity Quotient Resolution chapter from my new book RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE. Learned Helplessness, by definition, is a learned behavior; therefore, it can also be an unlearned behavior. This is exactly what leaders do for other people, helping them unlearn poor attitudes, … [Read more...]

Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast

By Kevin Mogavero One of the best soldiers I met during my time in the Army was First Sergeant Zackary. He was my First Sergeant during our deployment to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I’m sure you remember when we invaded Afghanistan and then, a short time later, we declared war with Iraq. My unit deployed the day we declared that … [Read more...]

The Leadership Search

By Orrin Woodward I searched for him half my life, named with an uncommon sound. I looked for him around the world, but this person refused to be found. Thankfully, I discovered him, the good news is, you can too. However, it won’t be easy, as he reveals himself to just a few. You can search our government assemblies, and only … [Read more...]

Free Enterprise, Capitalism, Great Systems Until…

By Kevin Mogavero There are a few interesting factors we should study when we look at our free enterprise and capitalistic-natured economy. First, consider that free enterprise evokes and encourages competition. Second, consider that the capitalist system requires an entity to generate profit to survive. Two things that I think have … [Read more...]

Training the Factory Workers for the Farm

By Kevin Mogavero This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking with a good friend of mine whom I have a great deal of respect. She is a teacher in a low-income-area elementary school. We had an inspiring conversation about our current school system, they way “things are” in our society today and how things “should be.” Many of … [Read more...]