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The Problem Of Simultaneous Fronts

From time to time I note [1] that sometimes the most ideal way to solve a problem is to make it bigger.  This is contrary to the usual expectation.  Normally, we like to solve a problem by making it smaller … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m A Toys’R’Us Kid

If you are a child of the 80’s or 90’s, you can probably hum along or perhaps even sing along to their theme song.  Perhaps you remember that theme song accompanying commercials featuring child stars promoting Toys’R’Us as a toy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Never Split The Difference

Never Split The Difference:  Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, Chris Voss with Tahl Raz I read this book after a bit of time, since someone recommended this book to me some time ago and the book was … Continue reading

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Game Review: Catan Universe

The board game for Settlers of Catan and various expansion sets is pretty familiar and popular, enough so that it was obvious that there would eventually be an online version of the game [1].  The elements of gameplay for Catan … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Potential Principle

The Potential Principle, by Mark Sanborn [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Nelson Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] While it is not too uncommon to encounter self-help books that seek to encourage the reader … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leading KidMin

Leading KidMin:  How To Drive Real Change In Children’s Ministry, by Pat Cimo & Matt Markins [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time I am … Continue reading

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Things Observed Among An Overscheduled Life

I was reminded yesterday yet again, if such a reminder was necessary, that like most people I have an over-scheduled life.  Yet as hectic as that existence sometimes is, I still find a great deal of enjoyment and insight in … Continue reading

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Fog Of War

One of the more useful and intriguing concepts that we have to deal with in the study of military history is the fog of war [1].  This fog of war, as might be imagined, takes many different forms and is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lee & Grant

Lee & Grant:  Profiles In Leadership From The Battlefields Of Virginia, by Maj. Charles R. Bowery Jr., U.S. Army If you thought from the title of the book, or even the cover of the book, that this volume was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Secrets Of Happy Families

Secrets Of Happy Families:  Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out And Play, And Much More, by Bruce Feiler One of the occupational hazards of coming from a terribly dysfunctional family is that one reads a great … Continue reading

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