Survival of the Fittest? Not.

Survival of the Fittest? Not.

Charles Darwin wrote about “survival of the fittest”, but within a specific context. He later emphasized “most adaptable”. Jonas Salk added “survival of the wisest”. Survival is of concern to most of us, especially today, but what is the real formula: fittest, most adaptable, or wisest? These are all quite different. Choosing the right one is truly important, but do you know why?

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?

Is Darwin At It Again? If So, Adaptability Wins

Is Darwin At It Again? If So, Adaptability Wins

Life in the old normal was stable, predictable, manageable. Life in the new normal of constant major change is creating Darwinian survival challenges. Size and strength, or being the fittest, will not make you a winner (i.e., survival-plus-success). As Darwin wisely observed back around 1870, it is the most adaptable who ultimately come out on top. Just how do you go about this adaptability thing?

The Missing Smile

The Missing Smile

On a recent walk, I came across a masked mother and a young unmasked child. When the youngster spotted me, she ran toward me just beaming and waving. I couldn’t help but give her a big smile in return. The mother’s smile was barely visible. I see almost no smiles anymore. I miss them so much.

Did I Just Hear Darwin Saying “Told Ya”?

Did I Just Hear Darwin Saying “Told Ya”?

Charles Darwin, a nineteenth century English naturalist, geologist, and biologist who is best known for his contributions to the science of evolution had some very important views on survival. The ones who survive are not the strongest, nor the most intelligent, but those who are most adaptable to change.