Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Mental DIVersity Trap and Cognitive Monsters

pencilssmallerThe entire D&I profession is running up against the divisiveness inherent in the DIVersity paradigm. The sad fact is that "valuing diversity" has been so deeply ingrained in the American mindscape that neither the consultants nor their clients seem to be able to escape from the cage of the differences-based mentality the “Diversity” profession has....
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#NotInMyName – Skinny and Sweet

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfYanI-zJes President Obama's September 24, 2014 address to the U.N. was one of the most complex from a President in many years, a necessity because of the audiences, The General Assembly and therefore the world. He could not reduce his message to the simplified American 'litmus test' of "for or against," "in or out."   Thus, Americans need to pay more than the usual attention to get....
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Mr. Muhammad and the Caterpillar

GW-Gautama 6-Inch 2012_08_11_EOS_0187 Perhaps Mr. Muhammad never really had a solid case from the start. Or... Perhaps the case of Muhammad v. Caterpillar, Inc. exemplifies how companies can "diffuse” a hostile environment, while legally guiding hostile employees in the execution of a career-ending maneuver against a minority employee. It may provide a view into one....
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iWatch is a Verb

smile test   Are we missing the point in all the hype over the iWatch®? The word "watch" in this Apple product name is actually a verb. It has only incidental connection to telling time, in much the same way that GoogleGlass® has little to do with improving vision. Yes, I own four watches, fine timepieces, and I....
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