August 2015

Myth of Meeting: Why We Place So Much Importance on an Introduction

Posted August 19, 2015

“How did you meet?” It’s almost always the first question anybody asks when you introduce a new person you’re seeing. It’s become as instinctive as saying “Good” when somebody asks how you are or offering a “Nice to meet you,” when you leave people you will forget about ten minutes later. It’s a seemingly innocuous […]

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A Week With Three Gringos: Dominican Adventures

Posted August 11, 2015

A creative spirit can be infectious. I think that’s part of the reason I find myself writing early in the morning during my vacation in the Dominican Republic. Since my arrival on Friday night (after a 6 hour delay in Miami thanks to the solid work of American Airlines) I’ve seen constant examples of the friendliness of […]

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Best Loser: The Consequences of Our Love of Trophies

Posted August 6, 2015

HBO’s weekly program Real Sports aired an episode last week that featured a segment called Trophy Nation, about America’s desire to give every kid a trophy and tell kids they’re special. The episode isn’t available online yet (except on HBO’s streaming platforms), but give me two minutes and just check out the trailer below: http://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/episodes/0/220-episode/video/ep-220-trophy-nation-trailer.html?autoplay=true I can’t really grasp why […]

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