Month: December 2017

Privacy vs. Hiding

In a recent article by Google, there was a discussion about the younger generations’ seeming need to overshare via social media. I believe this is a major issue we need to help our youngsters better understand and navigate. Why? There are two major issues that surface when humans share intimate details about themselves without filter….


American Traditions….

Traditions have been around since the beginning of time and are present in every culture, every religion, every society…why? Traditions have stood the test of time and circumstance because they serve a very important function in a society, they bind people together, create a common experience, and create a rhythm to life. There is an…


What is the American Dream….today?

 We’ve all heard the adage – aspire to “live the American dream” – but what it was is perhaps not what it is today. Though, do we even know what it has become? Do the younger generations see the “Dream” in the same way our older generation does? The dream that so many people of…


What’s your idea of a great night?

Pizza, cider, a white board wall, and a room of geeky friends = an awesome night of problem solving, intellectual banter, and mind blowing ideas that can change the world. Well, at least in my head this is a really fun night. I’m not sure everyone enjoys spending so much time solving large scale strategic…


Big Data and the Personalized World: What’s the impact on the mind?

It’s coming, the metaphorical bullet train that will bring significant changes to the way we operate in our day to day lives. Unlike the little engine that could who brought candy and toys to the children on the other side of the mountain, the gift of data will be invisible, odorless, chaotic, and manipulative. The…


Happiness or Depression: Which is truer?

Unbeknownst to most, depression is usually felt by those who see the world accurately. This is a psychological phenomenon that was found unintentionally. Researchers set out to show that depressed individuals perceived their world worse than it really is – but what they found, was the opposite. Happy individuals see the world through rose-colored glasses….


Is healthcare a right or a privilege: Wrong question

Today, we focus on two main questions for health care: 1. Is it a basic human right? and 2. Who should pay for it? I would argue, given that we live in a capitalistic society, we’ve asked the wrong questions. It’s not about altruistic optimism. It’s about capitalistic meta-success. Realize this: when your neighbor is…