Decision Making Articles

Expect The Worst? It Doesn’t Mean You Are Pathological

I believe most people in business would say they would like to be part of a team that has a ‘can do’ (optimistic) attitude. Presumably, they recruit and mentor with this in mind. Joshua Wolf Shenk in his book Lincoln’s Melancholy and Gail Saltz M.D. the author of The Power of Different give us a few examples of individuals with pessimistic points of view that seem to have made a difference.


TPN vs. DMN – Brain Structure and Mindfulness

In addition to affecting how a brain ‘thinks’ mindfulness has also been shown to have actual physical effect on brain structure. For some orientation I refer you back to Your Brain: By the Numbers. The following reinforces the fact that reported improvements are not because people are just feeling better but because they are spending time relaxing.


Human Nature As A Cause

Aug 22, 2016 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” – Author Unknown I trust the preceding blog (Financialization As A Symptom) did an adequate job of illustrating – we have a problem(s). Accept what you will of...


Financialization As A Symptom

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


Paradoxes To Live By

Is it possible to have too much money? Is it possible to be too well known? Every (business) person knows neither of those prepositions could be true. But could they?