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#17: Bad mood rising makes you less gullible

Here’s nonsense at work. I’ve been practicing to be a crotchety old man. And why not? I’ve earned the right to finally have some fun. There’s an added incentive. Bad moods help me to think clearer about how to be cranky. After years of studying the dumps down under, an Australian psychologist has concluded that…

#16: What is the key aspect of leadership?

Here’s nonsense at work. What is the key aspect of leadership? I bet we could come up with a bucket full of words, like visionary, inspiring, commanding, and so on. Yes, these leadership attributes matter. But is there one aspect of leadership that is critical above all others? I think so. It is the ability…

#15: The sticky memory in balanced threes

Here’s nonsense at work. How many legs does it take to keep an object steady on an uneven surface? If you don’t know, then experiment. You will discover that an object with only two legs is likely to fall over, and something with four legs is likely to wobble. But three legs! Now that’s how…

#14: Science made me shifty

Here’s nonsense at work. I’ve become a little shifty. In style, not in action. Being honest and direct by nature, I find it very uncomfortable playing this Shifty-Me role. But I brought this on myself. I had explained in a very public forum that when I am thinking I need to look into the distance.…