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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

Head, Hip and Heart: A Trifecta Approach to Returning

Today numerous people and corporations promote the fact they are donating money to worthy causes. Don’t get me wrong this is great and there should be more of this charitable mentality but there is a smarter way to give back than just giving money away and results should be more than financial.

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.

How Do You Know Who You Can Trust?

There are volumes (I have read several) written on the neuroscience and behavioral aspects of dishonesty and its detection. I have decided to write on this topic given its importance to the integrity of relationships and transactions. In other words – it’s all part and parcel of the Business Brain Model.

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A Smile is Not Just a Smile. Nonverbal: Part Four

Sept. 28, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner This is the final installment of our series on nonverbal communication. So far, here is what I have covered: “Part One: It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Show It” (what to look for) “Part Two: When a Burp is a Thumbs Up: Culturing Your...

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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...

Are we as dumb as we think we are?

November 10, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment in fact.” – Mark Twain (1883) I have chosen to repeat a quote cited by the ‘star’ of this for reasons I trust will become apparent. Let...

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,...