The Black and White Nature of the Mind (#991)

During last weekend’s The Entrepreneurial Advantage program, my friend and mentor George Pransky mentioned that in his experience, the human mind was designed to operate extremely well in “black and white”, either knowing or not knowing what to do without any grey area in between. This reminded me of one of my favorite “George stories”, about a…

A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem (#970)

One of my best friends from college committed suicide last week. I hadn’t seen or heard from him for over 15 years, but I’d gotten occasional updates from mutual friends that his drinking had gotten worse, his marriage was struggling, and he’d spent some time in prison. The memory that comes to mind whenever I…