An Apology as Currency

  a·pol·o·gy/əˈpäləjē/ Noun: A regretful acknowledgment of an offense or failure: “my apologies for the delay”. A formal, public statement of regret, such as one issued by a newspaper, government, or other organization. Have you ever seen someone use an Apology as Currency?  Do you know what I’m talking about – someone that will say […]

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Education and Fear

I have been reading Seth Godin’s Stop Stealing Dreams.  Click here to get it for yourself.  I think it’ll be inspiration for a few more blog posts.  He highlights how our educational system is built to prey upon our fears. What we have fundamentally done is created students that are afraid of getting a bad grade. […]

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Fear and Identity

I had a conversation yesterday about this idea.  We were talking about just the news of the week, and the comment that ended the conversation was Fear Sells. I read this morning in Seth Godin’s blog, and he has written about Fear, scarcity and value.  He says that we avoid things that we fear.  If […]

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Teaching Kids to Fail

I heard someone say that teachers now are teaching students that already know everything. It’s not possible to teach someone that already knows everything. They can Bing or Google the information much more quickly than a teacher can explain it in the class. The role now these days is not to teach something that they […]

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Failure as an Option

When you spend over a decade in school and some of us a few more years in college, we are taught one thing – that failure is not an option.  In fact, we’re taught that you are a failure if you fail.  Some of US learn that an A is the only acceptable grade.  Average […]

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