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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Creating Value vs. Transferring Value

As a business person it is my goal to create value. Value is created when the whole is more than the sum of the parts, when a way is found to make 11 widgets from the same labor or materials that used to only make 10. Value is created when a neighborhood is rejuvenated or […]

“How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like,” by Paul Bloom

We assume we like things because they feel good and dislike others because they don’t feel good. In other words, pleasure is primarily a response to sensory experience, at its core simply a perceptual thing. Yet imagine putting on a sweater that had been owned by Adolph Hitler, that had been his favorite. Creepy feeling […]

Just How Big an Ego Do You Need to be a Leader?

George Steinbrenner, long-time owner of the New York Yankees, passed away at 80 in July 2010. Steinbrenner was well-known for his passion and drive and equally famous for his temper and impatience. He was also a leader, able to inspire and motivate people. Like the anecdotes about the link between the tortured artist and creativity, […]

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