Who do you believe?

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Practice makes perfect.  Yup, every one of us has heard that- probably a zillion times, too.

And, for decades that was the established fact.  Way back in 1993, Drs. Ericsson, Krampe, and Tesch-Romer published their results:  The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance.  In that article, they declared that they could explain the difference between an elite performance and an amateur one by the amount of practice time involved.  Not fully 100%, but 80%- which made this a pretty definitive study.

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The Poorhouse Lives

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When i grew up in New York more than half a century ago, I remember learning about the poor. OK, I learned about poorhouses and how they were made illegal.  Way back in 1883.

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Crocodile Tears

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Wow.  One would think from reading the headlines that the US Banks are in deep trouble.  Below you will find  two headlines from the Wall Street Journal.   They make the bank conditions seem ominous.

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Clutter clutter clutter clutter clutter clutter clutter clutter clutter clutter

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I admit it.  My desk at home is a mess.  My office is chock-a-block full with stuff.  (That’s even after I gave away some 25000 books this past year.)  My desks at my clients’ facilities are spic and span.  (That has more to do with the fact that I am only at their facilities one, two, or three days a week- and I don’t want prying eyes when I am gone.)

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3D Bioprinting

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I can’t believe I haven’t written about 3D printing in such a long time. Maybe because I was so disappointed at that “travelling 3D expo” in Baltimore. I thought it relegated the entire process to be a novelty, a toy kids would get for Christmas and never use again.

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The American Dream Needs to Be Brought Back in Reach

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I’ve been writing that the American Dream has been decimated.  Oh, the Dream- it’s a dream.  But, getting there- it’s not the way it used to be.

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Zealotry

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Those of you who know me will recognize that this is pretty normal for me to discuss.  For those of you who only know me from reading my blog, this will seem way out of the ordinary.  And, it is- but events demand folks take action, consider their (and other’s) actions, and try to stop this craziness.  And, I’m breaking into my queue to publish this NOW.

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Drive. More may be worse.

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What motivates us? Are we internally (aka, intrinsically) driven or extrinsically (aka, instrumentally) driven? Or maybe both?

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There he goes again…

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OK, my blood is boiling. Dr. David Neumark is at it again.

David Neumark in the WSJ

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Is there a STEM shortage?

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So, here we go again. The economy seems to be looking better- maybe. The government reported that overall hiring is increasing in the US.

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