Performance Articles

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,...


Is Your Gut the Most Important Part of Your Brain? Body & Brain Part 3

October 8, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “My guest, Dr. Michael Gershon, believes we have a second brain in the gut. I’ll ask him where he thinks the first one is.” – Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report Let’s start with a 30,000 feet perspective of another brain now, and in the next...


An Exercise in Risky Business: Body & Brain Part 2

October 6, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner           “When you take risks, you are reminded in the most insistent manner that you have a body.” ~ John Coates Some would call this next statement a risk – but I wouldn’t: If the following doesn’t capture your attention around the...


Did You Know You Have Two Brains? Body & Brain: Part 1

October 1, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Okay, let’s use this to set the stage for following three posts which continue to reflect our Business Brain Model℠ and its premise that it serves as context of how to...


Don’t we have anything better to do with our time?

July 12, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein It is (beyond) interesting to me that I have been asked the same question by three constituencies. The constituencies: Myself. People close to me. Readers of this resource....


Carbon – Silicon – Plastic

Thoughts can switch our genes on, thus altering our brain structure (and function?). In other words a brain can change its own structure and function. Lest you think I am exaggerating the New York Times described the work reflected in Doidge’s first book as “mind-bending, miracle-making, reality-busting stuff.”


The Most Difficult Aspect of Business is People

I have long said the three most important things about a business are people (customers), people (employees) and people (managers). But all too often, business is placed in a category of interaction where people and society and empathy don’t matter.


Am I Being All That I Can Be

You’ve heard of the “impossible” 4-minute mile right? Until Roger Bannister broke the barrier (3 minutes 59.4 seconds to be exact) on May 6, 1954, it was unthinkable that a human could run a mile in under 4 minutes (wish those people could see Usain Bolt).