I’m Not That Famous

I built new shutters for my house last year. My old ones were vinyl shutters with fake louvres, purchased from a hardware store.  (“Vinyl” sounds better than “plastic.”) I bought lumber and built new ones.   I painted them black.  The new shutters attach two boards, and feature a diamond shape in the middle. Very cute, you must […]

What’s the most important thing you can learn?

I have been studying human performance for a very long time.  I hold a PhD in human capital development.  This blog’s purpose is to encourage you to teach yourself to be successful.  Various topics are covered.  But what is the most important thing you can teach yourself? That thing is a different thing for each […]

Can YOU change the world?

Did a teacher ever make you feel ashamed?  Did anyone ever tell you to “just get motivated,” so you could learn faster, or pay attention better? Stephen Spielberg was a lazy student. At least that’s what his teachers thought.  In reality, he had dyslexia. He took two years longer than his peers to learn to […]

Should you go back to college or university?

Will your career be advanced by going back to school?  Maybe, maybe not. Do you wish you had earned a degree when you were younger? Do you feel left out of conversations when people quote Jane Austen?  Do you wish you could use historical examples from the Peloponesian War? Many people feel the allure of […]

Should we stop teaching math?

Maybe we should stop teaching mathematics in schools. Heresy, you say?  Hear me out. The system has some problems. 1. Mathematics is not taught correctly, according to managememt guru Peter Drucker.  He observed that although East Asian students outperform the rest of the world in math, few people in any country remember what they learned […]