Blake's Blog

A Happy & Strategic 2010


"If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect."

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Decision Hill


Decisions, decisions, decisions.

We make countless decisions each and every day...every hour...every minute....

I Kant Reach


The philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) wrote about so many things...transcendental deduction, self-consciousness, transcendental synthesis,...

Original Starbucks


Before dinner tonight, I found myself in the very first Starbucks -- the one that...

Some Assembly Required: 54 Lessons for a Life Worth Living


Whether it's the periodic seven-year-old's question, "Why is the sky...

Eu-logy: The Study of a Life


As I grow older, I am experiencing a number of phenomena that are new --...

Catnip for Gladwellians


On November 11, 2009 PBS's Charlie Rose welcomed Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics authors Steven...

Hippocrates' "Do No Harm"


In conducting research recently, I came across the writings of Hippocrates. Though he...

The Best Blessings Are Free


I apologize for being remiss these past three weeks and not posting -- I cling...

Brian's Brain


I was exhausted last night as I shuffled onto the plane in the dark amid...

Paper Tigers


I noticed the Michael Jackson autopsy the other day.

You know what my impression was?...

Saturn & Self-Talk


The announcement by GM yesterday that, in effect, "Saturn is dead" is a...