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    An Attribute to the Times

    As I write this article, more (and more) bad/depressing news continues to surface related to wars, famines, paradigms that are disintegrating, etc. While I have works-in-progress related to these situations, I thought it made sense to start on my ‘home turf’ – that is business.
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    A Decision Making ‘Swiss Army Knife’

    As an (at least symbolic) statement we have advanced in the war on COVID-19 to the point that we can start to address items other than coping strategies. In these articles, I want to touch on a topic stimulated by feedback from Adrian Garcia who is the highly regarded lead instructor and architect of our Kirchner Investment Academy. Adrian reports that the largest stumbling block for new investor ‘students’ relates to land mines around decision making.
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    More Arrows for Your Quiver – Further Thoughts on Targets

    In terms of ‘targets’, I have decided to take a different orientation than previous articles. Rather than go beyond the inward facing – self-actualization, etc. context, this article will speculate that maybe the answer is: not looking “in” but looking “out”.
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    More Arrows for Our Quiver

    I have lost track of how many times I have thought (and written) that I was ‘coming to the end’ of my “COVID series”. As depressing as that may be – as I look back on initiatives to date, perhaps there has been a ‘silver lining’ in that we have had ample reason to become more familiar with coping mechanisms (arrows) and positive states of mind (targets).
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    There is Only One Way to Learn Some Things

    “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns a lesson he can learn in no other way.” This quote has me thinking about cat carrying sessions over the past 60+ years and what I have learned.
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    Promoting Values and Creating Value

    It has been a while since we’ve checked in around some previous themes – in today’s case, “values in business”. As a refresher, we are sharing over a dozen articles we have written on this topic.
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    We Aren’t Quite Tardigrades, But We Are More Resilient Than We Think

    Having set the bar impossibly (read tardigrade) high, let’s spend a bit of time on recent evidence that we are more resilient than we might at first think.
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    Here We Go Again – Promoting Laughter as a Panacea

    Laughing is an essential part of life and business. In other words, it may not just be a tool to get you through the day, but one that may help you do so more productively – not to mention how it enhances your resilience!
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