Blake's Blog

Emotional Impairment


Remember 1982 and that brain-rut-inducing Thomas Dolby song, She Blinded Me with Science?

Science...

Leadership, the University & Poor vs. Great Leaders


While literally countless important questions swirl around us every day, there are few that stimulate...

The Story of Life, by Lauren Leath, age 8


It has been raining for several days now. The weather is cool, there'...

Rest in Peace, Coach John Wooden


JohnWooden,RIP,June4,2010.pdf (130.19 kb)

Creativity & Genius: Nathan Myhrvold


On May 20, 2010 I caught a neat episode of Charlie Rose on PBS ...

Authentic Motivation


The matter of 'workplace' and 'personal' motivation comes up a...

Trust & Influence


"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd...

Boomerangs & Balloons


In his bittersweet swan song, The Last Lecture, Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch shared countless...

Valuating Corporate Virtue?


I stumbled across an interesting article in a recent European issue of Fortune that...

Dilbert Levity


This morning I received a rather humorous email alleging, "A magazine recently ran a...

Squaring the Circle


We have to do a lot of this these days, don't we?

Squaring...

The Brevity of Life


A dear friend wrote to me earlier this week describing the tragic and unrelated deaths...