Random Memories From A Long Life — Part 2

Random Memories From A Long Life — Part 2

Some years ago over a wonderful dinner, our hosts asked me for a few stories about life events that particularly stuck with me. The first part of these stories was posted last week. Here are the stories that didn’t fit into that long post.

Random Memories From a Long Life

Random Memories From a Long Life

Some years ago over a wonderful dinner, our hosts asked me for a few stories about life events that particularly stuck with me. After hearing these, they suggested I expand them into a book. My response was that I didn’t have enough stories for much more than a book chapter. So, no book but maybe this post will serve instead.

Making a Case for Not-Prepping

Making a Case for Not-Prepping

Big things are definitely happening today, even if they have not yet managed to reach broadly catastrophic dimensions. What we are clearly facing, almost certainly, is a set of major threats to our business and organizational survival. These threats are largely or completely unforeseeable in nature, magnitude, and timing. You can’t realistically “prep” for these: You can only tackle your survivability.

Meet the World’s New Mr. Big: Can He Regain Trust?

Meet the World’s New Mr. Big: Can He Regain Trust?

This post began as an effort to update the prospects for World War III breaking out. Turns out it already has – absent nukes, so far, at least in the view of Russia. And in the actions of NATO countries. War in fact if not in official declarations. But digging into this has revealed a much deeper and more troubling agenda.

Part 2. Why Are We All So Agreeable?

Part 2. Why Are We All So Agreeable?

What is money, and why are we all so agreeable? These questions may seem completely unrelated, but they are not. Together, they address two of the most important processes that are shaping our world today. Part 1 addressed money. Part 2 looks at why, despite so much apparent disagreement around lately, the underlying agreement is far greater than you might imagine.

What Is Money, and Why Are We All So Agreeable?

What Is Money, and Why Are We All So Agreeable?

These questions may seem completely unrelated, but they are not. Together, they address two of the most important processes that are shaping our world today. Money is essential to civilized life. But it is a concept, not a real thing. And, despite so much apparent disagreement around lately, the underlying agreement is far greater than you might imagine. How so?

Understanding and Strengthening Your Points of Vulnerability

Understanding and Strengthening Your Points of Vulnerability

Major impact events coming? Certain. Nature, magnitude, and timing? Mostly unforeseeable. These just happen, whether by fate, predestination, or a random dice-thrower. All you know for sure is that some big things are coming along. The best you can do in this case is to identify your points of greatest vulnerability and to figure out how to minimize the impact effects.

The Way Forward: A New Life for Me. Maybe for All of Us.

The Way Forward: A New Life for Me. Maybe for All of Us.

My dear wife of nearly 60 years died last week. A great blessing is that she suffered for only a short time and died in her sleep. So many tell me that this is indeed a happy ending, especially for a life well-lived. I am just beginning to learn that being a survivor is a really tough job. While starting a new life isn’t mandatory, a new life for me seems like an opportunity not to be missed.

The Great Resignation Isn’t So Great After All

The Great Resignation Isn’t So Great After All

The Great Resignation seems to be largely one of quitting a job that sucks and finding a new job that sucks at least somewhat less. Relatively few quits seem to be going into self-employment or gig life. Too much uncertainty. Income variations major. Hustling for work 24/7 not happy for many folks. Where is this all heading?

The New World (Dis)Order Has Arrived: Is Ordo Ab Chao Next?

The New World (Dis)Order Has Arrived: Is Ordo Ab Chao Next?

Just when I thought that the world couldn’t get any crazier, it seems to have hit a craziness game-changing home run. Chaos is appearing nearly everywhere. Will this end, and if so, how? What might come next? Will it take World War III to reach a conclusion? Kind of important questions, but few if any credible answers. My take on this, as an involuntary participant.