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When is the best time to decide why you failed?

Just to cut to the chase – I have no magic bullet to share with you – I will just give you some overview of each approach, and a few pro/cons. As with most of our topics the approach you choose – should reflect the circumstances of the situation and your personal wiring. As always I am just trying to be sure you have more than one arrow in your quiver.


Financialization As A Symptom

August 16, 2016 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money”.  – George Savile, Complete Works, 1912 “When the rate of return on capital exceeds the rate of growth of output and income, as it did...


Daniel Kahneman Meets Dalai Lama

What could possibly come from a meeting between an individual who is one of only two psychologists to win the Nobel Prize for Economics and one of the most introspective spiritual (Buddhist) and political (Tibetan) leaders?


Our Wiring Isn’t Getting Any Better?!?!

With reference to my original blog on business people wiring where I delve into reports that many “continue to believe that engaging in illegal or unethical activity is part and parcel of succeeding” in certain business, let me share some comments from a recent book “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business


How Did I Get Here From There?

Throughout my career I have touched on game theory, behavioral economics and other related areas, all of which I viewed as simply tools of the business trade that I used in a one-off standalone context. Nevertheless, they were intriguing to me and if something intrigues me I have to learn more.


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Storytelling: It’s Not Just for Bedtime Anymore. Rapport: Part Four

October 29, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ~ Philip Pullman Just to repeat a couple points I’ve made along the way: (1) This is not a “by the manual” Dale Carnegie course. Business (in my opinion) becomes such...


Gut Check: Do You Know What’s in Yours? Body & Brain Part 4

October 11, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “Death begins in the colon.” – Most agree that statement comes from a Russian scientist, Élie Metchnikoff, who won The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908. If nothing else, it highlights (in a macabre fashion I admit) the importance of the gut, or second brain,...