Starting Up?

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We began working with smaller companies almost 40 years ago.   But, back then, our efforts were exclusively aimed at developing new products these companies could manufacture, market, and sell.  (We also worked with much larger firms, developing new products, processes and manufacturing schema.)  But, many of our smaller clients ran into problems.  Not with the technical matters, but with their management and financial affairs.   So, we decided to begin working with these firms to help shore up their capabilities in these areas so their great products wouldn’t wither and die because the other parts of the company were sick. Continue reading Starting Up?

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Exercise reframe

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Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA

We are obese.  No, not just Americans, but most of the “First World” nations’ citizens.  It’s not just because we eat those 942 calorie fast food sandwiches.  It’s because we have become sedentary.  Oh, let’s cut the crap- it’s because we’ve become lazy.  We don’t exercise.

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Adversity as educator?

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Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA

Here we go, another nature vs. nurture argument.  Why do we succeed?   Most folks (lets keep the politicians out of this discussion and limit our considerations to facts) think this is related to our abilities, our cognitive skills.  In other words, our ability to detect patterns, to perform analyses (calculations and logic), and to recognize letters and words.  And, that we should practice these skills often and early.    (It should be clear that we are talking about the intelligence that is manifested on IQ tests).

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Superman. Green Lantern. You.

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I read a post the other day that really bothered me.  Really, really bothered me.  No, I won’t quote the source here, because that would only embarrass the person who posted it.  This person thought she was promoting her husband in her kids’ and grandkids’ eyes by telling them he was “Superman”.

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