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The self, a practical view

Author: François Weber Podcast In a recent podcast with Gerard van der Molen, we discuss several ideas about the self. We approach the self by first considering the three actors representing the self in our language; Me, Myself, and I. Then we move to the identity of the self, and finally, we speak about the …...

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The metaphysics of success

Perhaps there’s nothing that fascinates post-modern man more than success. Why this is or how it came to be so is not interesting for us this time – I addressed this question in many posts and podcasts and dedicated a good portion of my book to various aspects of this question. This will be just …...

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Melting flakes

On several levels, it has become more than acceptable that people don’t do what they say: it has become – slowly and insidiously – the “norm”. This may mean breaking seemingly small promises, like “I’ll get back to you on this” or “I’ll be there by 10am” to seemingly big ones, like breach of contracts; …...

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The differential man

Guest post by François Weber Can contradicting thought patterns be a source of creativity? How can we allow our contradicting thoughts to be in a productive dynamic interaction?  The differential gear; mechanical sense versus logical contradiction. A differential is a set of gears allowing a car’s driven wheels to revolve at...

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Another way to do business

Bureaucracy is a dangerous path. Like any other, this one also has a trajectory: it “evolves” and as it does, it becomes more dangerous. A typical bureaucrat in the 19th century, for example, lacked ambition beyond just doing everything by the book, or found pleasure in maintaining order meticulously, keeping his own ambition in...

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The old-new abnormal

Guest Post by Zsolt Mohacsi The Old-New Abnormal Feature image: Giorgio de Chirico: Metaphysical Triangle (1958).Source: Wikiart.org Calamity is what blessings depend upon.In blessings there hides the calamity.Who knows the ultimate end of the cycle of calamity and blessings?Is there no true principle that exists?The normal may revert...

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On Bullshit and Authenticity

Guest post by Zsolt Mohacsi *** Maximizing interactive action-items and engineering mission-critical paradigms by leveraging customized experiences through the facilitation of vertical interfaces. You and I are beings of the totality; we realize that this life is nothing short of an ennobling fusion of life-affirming conscious living,...

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Employees doing business with entrepreneurs

This is a conversation starter: There are employees and there are entrepreneurs. Two different breeds. In many cases employees don’t trust (often are quite hostile to) entrepreneurs unless they report to them, in which case they idolize them, or when they perceive them to be below them socially, in which case they patronize them....

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Operational principles for organizational intelligence

Organic organizations naturally exhibit something mechanical organizations invest a lot of money, time and energy to achieve: organizational intelligence. Most efforts to achieve this unavoidably fail. Why they fail deserves a longer piece, for now just briefly: they use the wrong tools and they miss some things. Tools, being mechanical...

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