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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Broken Windows: Why the Little Things Can Be Big Things

Some things set the tone for other things. Norms are established, announcing what is accepted or permitted and what is not. Some things can be the first step upward in a virtuous cycle or the first slip downward in a vicious cycle. The Broken Windows parable comes from an article of the same name published […]

Just Because You Meet a Jerk, Don’t Become a Jerk: Avoiding Petty Revenge; Turning the Other Cheek

“I’m a sales associate…When you are rude to me, I look for ways to overcharge you!” Life comes with its trials and tribulations, and sometimes they come in the form of unpleasant people or unfair outcomes. There is at times a temptation to strike back, to enact some form of revenge or retaliation. Think better […]

The Power of Negative Thinking

I’m primarily a positive thinking kind of guy. Yet, at times there is also some strength and power to be found in negative thinking. For instance, at times I ask myself, “What is the WORST that can happen? Can I deal with it?” When you can deal with the worst of the downside, it takes […]

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